South African rocker DILANA is ready to reclaim the spotlight. The multi-talented singer, songwriter and actress, well known for her runner-up performance on Rockstar: Supernova, has just released her latest single ‘Sexaholic’, and is busy putting the finishing touches on her new music video for the dynamic and provocative song. ’Sexaholic’ brings the dark side of the disease known as sex addiction to the forefront. The eye-catching video, presented by Eardish.com, promises to be a dark, disturbing and unique look at this often overlooked affliction. The track is currently available for purchase on iTunes and at other digital outlets, and the video is due to be released in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout.
Following the release of the ‘Sexaholic’ video, DILANA will enter the studio to create a brand new album, the follow up to 2009′s Inside Out, with plans for a late 2012 release. She is asking her devoted fans to help her fund the new album by contributing to her Kickstarter program. To participate, fans must donate by April 9th at her official Kickstarter page. In addition to personal notes from DILANA to her fans, there you can find rewards available to supporters of different pledge levels including time in the studio with DILANA, autographed guitars, lyrics sheets, and more!
“I’m really looking forward to releasing and sharing a new record with my amazing fans this year! Kickstarter is an incredible tool to get fans involved and to raise funds to make this all possible,” states DILANA. “The new single ‘Sexaholic’ has been well received, can’t wait to get the video out there soon!”
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, DILANA discovered a love for music at an early age. Inspired by such visceral singers as Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, she left home and found herself with a promising music career in Holland, becoming one of the country’s most coveted live acts. Her 2000 album, Wonderfool, scored five singles, four videos and a string of touring and festival gigs throughout the region.
In 2006, DILANA appeared as a finalist on the popular reality television show Rock Star: Supernova. Her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence amassed legions of new fans from around the world. Since placing as first runner up on the show, DILANA has performed with rock legends Tommy Lee and Mick Mars (Mötley Crue), Velvet Revolver, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Panic Channel) The Bangles, and Gilby Clark (Guns N’ Roses). In 2007, she opened for Aerosmith and Beth Hart, and launched two solo tours spanning North America and Western Europe that consistently earned stellar reviews. She has also toured Afghanistan two times to help support the troops fighting overseas.
DILANA was most recently a part of the Go Army Concert Series tour in August 2011, opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Doobie Brothers, as well as touring Holland, South Africa, and the USA on her own. Aside from working on her new album, DILANA is preparing a lead role in an upcoming feature film.
This summer, in addition to various solo tour dates, will see DILANA take the stage alongside Buckcherry on the opening day of Rock Fest in Cadott, WI. The four day festival will also see performances from the likes of Godsmack, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Poison, with more headliners yet to be announced. For more information visit www.rock-fest.com.
See DILANA on tour:
April 20 – Portland, OR @ Tiger Bar
April 21 – The Dalles, OR @ Clock Tower Ales
April 28 – Universal City, CA @ Universal City Walk
May 4 – Kill Devil Hills, NC @ Outer Banks Brewing Station
May 5 – Columbia, NC @ Wishfest
July 19 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
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