On June 19, 2015, an ocean of fans in Johannesburg, South Africa breathlessly awaited the arrival of one of the world’s biggest bands. With only the group’s shadows visible from behind a curtain, the stadium vibrated with anticipation. As the power-pop anthem “Light It Up” built to its climax amidst an explosion of light and sound, the curtain dropped and revealed what the 20,000 fans had gathered to witness… OneRepublic had arrived in Jo’Burg.
The culmination of a decade long journey that saw them go from struggling musicians to multi-platinum, award-winning artists and one of the most popular bands on the internet with over 1.5 billion views on YouTube alone, for OneRepublic, headlining in South Africa, a land of epic beauty and rich history, was the fulfillment of a dream and a promise. And these master multi-instrumentalists would put on the show of a lifetime.