photo from Goyte.com
Wouter "Wally" De Backer, aka Gotye. You know him. He's all over the airwaves and grocery store musak channels over the past few months. He hit SNL recently and the youth culture of America are obsessed with his music. I've still yet to wrap my head around why his tunes are so popular (remember Keane?), but surely enough, they are.
That said, Mr. Backer will float into Raleigh's Downtown Amphitheatre on October 12th with Missy Higgins & Jonti and all the young girls will come screaming. Gotye's 2011 album, Making Mirrors, has peaked at number one on multiple international charts over the past year.
While digging through Backer's bio, I realized we were born on the same day of the same year as the singer. Reconsidering reality right about now. Maybe we are the same person or he's simply someone that I used to know?
Tickets go on sale next Friday June 8th and prices start at $40 and go as high as $70 with fees. Ridiculous for an artist with one big hit. At least the art direction in his videos is quite nice.
October 1st, 2012 Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater (w/Missy Higgins & Jonti)