THIS year The Soil, the most sought-after a capella group, is on the road with the #Experience TheSoil National Tour and they are coming to Port Elizabeth.In 2013 Native Rhythms took The Soil on a nation-wide tour which started Campus Tour. The popularity of the tour soon gave birth to The Reflections Tour in 2014 and was subsequently followed by The Nostalgic Moments in 2015 taking from their award-winning and platinum selling album. The Soil invites interested vocalists who will be carefully selected to post their videos on Facebook singing their songs and for The Soil fans to decide and choose the one they believe is the best fitted to open for the group. The winner(s) will share the stage with The Soil and also get a chance to collaborate with the group on one song. Above all, each city and event will have a local act selected to join in the #ExperienceTheSoil Tour. The competition is now open to all Eastern Cape artists who want to join The Soil at the Orient Theatre in East London on August 5 and Feather Market Hall in Port Elizabeth on August 6. “Eastern Cape has two shows because Bloemfontein sold out in no time and so many people missed out on the opportunity to see us in that particular province. We listen to the masses and we will visit East London and Port Elizabeth…and who knows, we might just go back to Free State,” stated the group.The Eastern Cape leg of the tour is also a special moment as Buhle, the group’s female vocalist will be making an official comeback. Theo Matshoba has been filling in for her for the past 6 months while she was on a sabbatical break. Both ladies will be on the tour and Theo resumes the role of being the face of the #ExperienceTheSoil tour. The whole tour is about giving new talent an opportunity to get into the industry and perform with a world-renowned group, which is what Theo did for 6 months.As part of the initiative, The Soil is giving 50 people an opportunity to attend a workshop that will take place at Feather Market Hall on August 6. Workshops will run from 2pm until 3pm and will include tips on songwriting, stage-performance, branding and basic experience as artists in South Africa and abroad. These workshops are free to the first 50 people to register on The Soil’s Facebook page and they get complimentary tickets to attend the Port Elizabeth Show. Both the PE and East London shows will start at 7:30pm.Tickets are available at Computicket at R150 per person and at the door for R180. For further enquiries, contact Velile on 011 447 5199 or Velile@nativerhythms.co.za.