Live In South Africa
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.
Throughout this mesmerizing 18-song concert, OneRepublic displayed the artistic mastery that made them famous around the world. From their stripped down performance of “Apologize”; the inspirational anthem “Counting Stars”; their stirring interpretation of the Louis Armstrong classic “What A Wonderful World”; and their explosive show-ender “If I Lose Myself”, all the energy and magic of the night was captured with 20-plus cameras by Banger Films’ team of world-class cinematographers.
Interwoven with epic visuals from South Africa and behind-the-scenes footage, fans will experience an intimate and all-access look at this historic concert. Between songs we’ll learn, through exclusive documentary interviews, the inspirations behind their greatest hits and the reasons this concert was one for the ages.
In addition to the concert, this package includes “ONEREPUBLIC - DON’T LOOK DOWN”, the first documentary to tell the story of OneRepublic’s meteoric rise from teenage songwriters to one of the world’s biggest fan-bands. Using exclusive interviews with the band, never-before-seen archival video, and set against the backdrop of the finale of their global, two-and-a-half year Native Tour, we capture the band at a moment of transition as they reflect on their journey and look forward to their future.