KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers (Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos) - sons of South African/British singer-songwriter John Kongos, best known for his two international hits 'He's Gonna Step On You Again' and 'Tokoloshe Man'. They grew up in London and South Africa and are now based in Phoenix, Arizona.
After being playlisted on 5FM, the biggest TOP 40 station in South Africa, the first single "I'm Only Joking" from their new album "Lunatic" went on to hit No. 1 on the Tuks FM rock chart and was the most requested song for 11 weeks in a row. The band is now on their 7th single, with 5 TOP 40 hits and several #1/Top 10 hits on various charts, making the album a top seller and the No. 1 download for 6 weeks (currently still #1).
KONGOS followed the release of the album with a sold-out tour of South Africa which included headlining spots on several major festivals including the world-famous Oppikoppi Festival and Rocking The Daisies. After their Autumn US tour, which included showcases in LA, Toronto, NYC (CMJ), and 2 sold out shows at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, they returned to South Africa in November once more to open for Linkin Park on their stadium tour, playing to more than 100,000 people.
The band will do its first European/UK tour in Jan-Feb, 2013 supporting DISPATCH with stops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and the Netherlands, followed by several UK dates supporting AWOLNATION.