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Natalie Chapman kicks off her 90 Days 2015 tour!

Natalie Chapman completed what was considered by many to be an impossible task: 90 performances in 90 consecutive days in 90 different towns from January to April 2014. Covering more than 13 500 km across South Africa, and reaching thousands of individuals with her message of hope, motivation and music, it was no surprise that she was awarded a LEADSA Hero Award for her efforts in May 2014.  #90Days is about giving a voice to survivors of violent and sexual crimes.

Chapman will kick off the epic journey on Wednesday, 28th January with “Day 1 of #90Days2015: Natalie Chapman and Friends” at the beautiful Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria.  She will be joined on stage by some of SA’s finest acts including Josie Field, Andra, Raoul and Black Friday, Garth Taylor and Shotgun Tori. 

The #90Days2015 tour will run from Wednesday, 28th January to Monday, 27th April 2015.  She will travel over 15 000 kms across South Africa, visiting 90 different towns and performing 180 gigs in 90 consecutive days.  With just a few weeks to go until she embarks on what is thought to be the first mission of its kind, this feisty and extremely passionate musician will endeavour to spread her message of hope and awareness to all corners of South Africa plus visits to Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho.image002

Music and Mission – united again

The objective of #90Days2015 is simple for Natalie Chapman: to reach one person in each town to encourage survivors to speak out about their experiences in order to find healing, and to also motivate and mobilise everyday South Africans to get involved in helping women, men and children who have suffered an ordeal.

Apart from spreading her message at performances in community halls, live music venues, and theatres, Chapman will also be performing at women’s and children’s shelters, children’s homes and schools during the day to motivate and encourage our youth to protect themselves, speak out when they become victims and change the future of the country by being involved in creating better communities for themselves.

In 2015, Chapman will also be adding prisons to this list as she believes that we should be speaking to the perpetrators as well – people who have so often been victims themselves.

Encouraging change through hope

The stories of inspiration and mobilisation after her visits this year poured in and everyday South Africans have, in their own capacity, begun to make a change in their communities.

#90Days2014 in Natalie’s own words: 

“This journey has been life changing for me. I could never have guessed that what many South Africans needed was to simply start a conversation they had never had before; that planting the seed would be enough. I am more determined than ever to tell my stories and inspire individuals to get involved in the solution to this dire situation.  The reality is we cannot change our society, government and police overnight but we can make small changes in our own lives and the lives around us that could impact one person at a time and in time have an enormously positive effect.  This had been the most challenging, gruelling, emotional and exhilarating months of my life. I am exhausted, inspired, motivated and excited about what I have started. This is only the beginning.” – Natalie Chapman, April 2014

Natalie Chapman is a proud ambassador and Board Member of Epic Foundation, which was founded by Alta McMaster at the beginning of 2013. Having experienced various traumas in her own life, Alta has a deep understanding of how lonely and helpless one can feel if no-one reaches out a helping hand. Through her personal experiences Alta was encouraged to provide that helping hand to others in the form of assisting with the empowerment of survivors of trauma.

Chapman will be raising much-needed funds for this incredible organisation and others around South Africa through her performances and fundraising events.

Schedule announcedNatalie-Chapman

All bookings and logistical planning for Chapman’s #90Days2015 lie solely on the multi-talented Singer/Songwriter’s shoulders. The mammoth task of securing 180 venues began the moment she completed her first #90Days tour in April 2014 and continues still…

Due to the nature of the tour and the fact that she works on a philosophy of trust for the project there are times when venues and towns pull out at the last minute. Promises are of course broken but as with the last tour, Natalie moves forward on a system of faith in human kindness and she is determined to overcome any hurdles on the way to reaching her incredible goal.

The schedule is therefore always subject to change but Natalie is confident that for her 2nd tour, she has secured an incredibly strong network and commitment in communities in the towns she plans to visit.

Here is the Schedule (Subject to change):

28 January 2015, Wed Day #1 – Pretoria – Atterbury Theatre 

EVENT DETAILS:

Artist Line up:    Natalie Chapman, Josie Field, Raoul and Black Friday, Garth Taylor, Andra, Shotgun Tori

Date:                Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Time:                Welcome Drinks from 18h00

                        Show starts: 19h00

Venue:              Atterbury Theatre, Lynwood, Pretoria

Tickets:             R150

Bookings:         http://online.computicket.com/web/ or 012 471 1700

29 January 2015, Thurs            Day #2 –           Tzaneen – Dei Gratia Family Restaurant 
30 January 2015, Fri
                 Day #3 –            Phalaborwa – The Hat and Creek
31 January 2015, Sat
                Day #4 –            Hoedspruit – The Hat and Creek
01 February 2015, Sun              Day #5 –           Rustenburg – Woodridge Palms
02 February 2015, Mon
             Day #6 –           Potchefstroom

03 February 2015, Tues            Day #7: –           Botswana

04 February 2015, Wed             Day #8 –           Mareetsane  – Die Ou Winkel Teater

05 February 2015, Thurs           Day #9 –           Kathu – Katexas 
06 February 2015, Fri
                Day #10 –         Groblershoop

07 February 2015, Sat               Day #11 –         Upington 

08 February 2015, Sun  Day #12 –         Pofadder

09 February 2015, Mon             Day #13 –          Springbok – Tauren Steak Ranch
10 February 2015, Tues
            Day #14 –          Garies

11 February 2015, Wed             Day #15 –          Clan William – Die Dam Bistro
12 February 2015, Thurs
           Day #16 –         Calvinia – Calvinia Hotel
13 February 2015, Fri
                Day #17 –         Williston – Williston Mall 
14 February 2015, Sat
               Day #18 –         Sutherland – Jupiter Guest House 
15 February 2015, Sun
  Day #19 –         Tulbagh – Saronsberg Teater
16 February 2015, Mon
             Day #20 –          Riebeek Kasteel

17 February 2015, Tues            Day #21 –         Saldanha

18 February 2015, Wed             Day #22 –          Darling 

19 February 2015, Thurs           Day #23 –         Durbanville  – Villa Pascal 
20 February 2015, Fri
                Day #24 –         Paarl

21 February 2015, Sat               Day #25 –         Wellington – Diemersfontein Wines
22 February 2015, Sun
  Day #26 –         Stellenbosch – Café Art 
23 February 2015, Mon
             Day #27 –          Franschoek

24 February 2015, Tues            Day #28 –         Barrydale

25 February 2015, Wed             Day #29 –         Swellendam –  Field and Fork 
26 February 2015, Thurs
           Day #30 –          Botrivier/ Windhoek – TBC

27 February 2015, Fri                Day #31 –         Somerset West – Somerset West Golf Club
28 February 2015, Sat
               Day #32 –          Pringle Bay- Perigators 
01 March 2015, Sun
                  Day #33 –          Hout Bay – Pakalolo
02 March 2015, Mon
                 Day #34 –          Cape Town

03 March 2015, Tues                 Day #35 –          Kalk Bay / St James

04 March 2015, Wed                 Day #36 –         Noordhoek – Red Herring
05 March 2015, Thurs
               Day #37 –         Prince Albert

06 March 2015, Fri                    Day #38 –          Knysna/Wilderness TBC

07 March 2015, Sat                   Day #39 –          Plettenberg Bay

08 March 2015, Sun                  Day #40 –          Willowmore

09 March 2015, Mon                 Day #41 –          Nieu Bethesda- The Lamb
10 March 2015, Tues
                 Day #42 –          Cookhouse
11 March 2015, Wed
                 Day #43 –          Port Elizabeth
12 March 2015, Thurs
               Day #44 –          Grahamstown or Rhodes

13 March 2015, Fri                    Day #45 –          Cinsta – Buccaneers 
14 March 2015, Sat
                   Day#46 –          Queenstown
15 March 2015, Sun
                  Day #47 –         Maclear

16 March 2015, Mon                 Day #48 –         Mthata

17 March 2015, Tues                 Day#49 –           Hole in The Wall

18 March 2015, Wed                 Day #50 –         Kokstad – Ingeli Forest Lodge
19 March 2015, Thurs
               Day #51 –         Ramsgate
20 March 2015, Fri
                    Day #52-           Port Shepstone

21 March 2015, Sat                   Day #53 –         Umkomaas
22 March 2015, Sun
                  Day #54 –          Durban – Buds on the Bay 
23 March 2015, Mon
                 Day #55 –          Umhlali

24 March 2015, Tues                 Day #56 –         Cresthome – African Whispers
25 March 2015, Wed
                 Day #57 –         Eston – Beaumont Eston Farmers Club
26 March 2015, Thurs
               Day #58 –         Hilton – The Knoll Barn 
27 March 2015, Friday
              Day #59 –          Ballito

28 March 2015, Sat                   Day #60 –          Midlands – Dunning Country House 
29 March 2015, Sun
                  Day #61 –         Clarens

30 March 2015, Mon                 Day #62 –         Fouriesburg  – Wyndford Holiday Farm
31 March 2015, Tues
                 Day#63 –          Bethlehem 

01 April 2015, Wed                   Day #64 –         Ficksburg

02 April 2015, Thurs                 Day #65 –         Lesotho

03 April 2015, Fri                      Day #66 –          Bloemfontein

04 April 2015, Sat                     Day #67 –         Welkom

05 April 2015, Sun                    Day #68 –         Kroonstad
06 April 2015, Mon
                   Day #69 –         Parys

07 April 2015, Tues                   Day #70 –         Vereeniging

08 April 2015, Wed                   Day #71 –         Bethal

09 April 2015, Thurs                 Day #72 –         Ermelo

10 April 2015, Fri                      Day #73 –          Middelburg

11 April 2015, Sat                     Day #74 –         Nelspruit
12 April 2015, Sun
                    Day #75 –         Dullstroom – The Coachman 
13 April 2015, Mon
                   Day #76 –         Graskop – Canimambo Restaurant
14 April 2015, Tues
                   Day #77 –          Pilgrem’s Rest or Surrounds

15 April 2015, Wed                   Day #78 –          Marble Hall – Max Mar Lodge 
16 April 2015, Thurs
                 Day #79 –         Bronkhorstspruit – Sinkshack
17 April 2015, Fri
                      Day #80 –         Cullinan – Cockpit Brewhouse
18 April 2015, Sat
                     Day #81 –         Centurion

19 April 2015, Sun                    Day #82 –         Kameelfontein

20 April 2015, Mon                   Day #83 –          Kempton Park

21 April 2015, Tues                   Day #84 –          Benoni

22 April 2015, Wed                   Day #85 –         Alberton and Edenvale 

23 April 2015, Thurs                 Day #86 –          Soweto

24 April 2015, Fri                      Day #87 –         Windhoek – TBC
25 April 2015, Sat
                     Day #88 –         Cradle of Humankind

26 April 2015, Sun                    Day #89 –         Hartbeespoort – Upper Deck 
27 April 2015, Mon
                   Day #90 –          Freedom Day – Johannesburg

For more details on each event go to www.nataliechapman.com

A call to action

Chapman’s #90Days project would not have been possible or successful without the support of many individuals, businesses and organisations in each of the towns on the tour schedule. From sponsorships of accommodation, venues, food, organising and involvement, the various towns that made up the #90Days2014 tour contributed significantly and made an invaluable contribution to the impact of the tour.

Natalie Chapman is now calling on all communities, venues, companies and musicians in South Africa to get involved in order to help her make #90Days2015 even more impactful and far reaching than the last!  As preparations continue, Natalie is in need of help setting up the community based performances in each of the towns listed in the schedule.  Anyone wishing to get involved can contact her on thelocalelementsa@gmail.com.

As with #90Days2014, KIA Motors South Africa will again support Natalie Chapman as vehicle sponsor and by covering all road travel expenses. “As staunch supporters of numerous social upliftment projects in South Africa, KIA Motors South Africa is passionate about making our country a better and a safer place for all,” comments David Sieff, Marketing Director of KIA Motors South Africa. “Initiatives like #90Days2015 are crucial for raising awareness about important social issues, and we wish Natalie much success with her ambitious new target for 2015.”

All other tour costs are self-funded and through the money raised at #90Days2015 events.

About Natalie Chapman

Natalie Chapman is a successful and well-known singer/songwriter, actress, radio DJ, lecturer, music promoter, activist, LEADSA ambassador, booking agent, PR person and staunch supporter of South African talent, which she pursues through her company, The Local Element. Her blend of Country/Blues/Americana original music and dynamic performances are well sought after by a wide and diverse fan base.

Follow Natalie Chapman on Twitter (@chapmannatalie) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nataliechapmanfanpage) or visit www.nataliechapman.com. For more information on the charity Natalie supports, visit www.epicfoundation.org.za.

SPONSORS

 

KIA MOTORS SA

MARSHALL MUSIC

LINE 6

THE BEST OF KZN AND BEYOND

MS PUBLICITY

GRAFFITI SA

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