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"Come with me now": Kongos came and conquered Music Box in Little Italy on Oct. 26.

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Kongos headlined the Music Box in Little Italy on Oct. 26, 2016.
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The band consists of four Kongos brothers: Johnny (accordion, keyboards, vocals), Jesse (drums, vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals) and Dylan (bass, vocals).
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The Music Box was bumpin'!
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Even though they grew up in London and in South Africa, they’ve lived in Phoenix, Arizona since 1996 – which is also where they compose and record their music.
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The group released their self-titled debut in 2007, but it wasn’t until their sophomore effort, “Lunatic,” dropped in 2012 that they started to achieve mainstream success.
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The “I’m Only Joking” single from that album topped several South African charts, and received a lot of radio airplay.
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In late 2013, Kongos released “Lunatic” in the U.S. and their aforementioned single and “Come with Me Now” started gaining momentum stateside.
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“Come with Me Now” got picked up by several outlets and soon it could be heard as the theme song for WWE’s 2014 “Extreme Rules” pay-per-view event and in the motion picture, “The Expendables 3.”
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The song was also used in the film “Holy Motors,” and in the video games “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel” and “Payday 2.”
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“Come with Me Now” has sold more than 70,000 copies as of March 2014. It has since been certified Platinum by the RIAA.
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Kongos at the Music Box on October 26, 2016
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The band signed to Epic Records in January 2014 on the strength and popularity of “Lunatic.”
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Kongos’ third studio album, “Egomaniac,” was released June 10, 2016 and features the leadoff single, “Take It From Me.”
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Their Oct. 26 setlist included the following songs: “Repeat After Me,” “It’s a Good Life,” “The World Would Run Better,” “Birds Do It,” “Take Me Back,” “I Want It Free,” “I Don’t Mind,” and “Look at Me” among others.
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Kongos at the Music Box on October 26, 2016.
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