Well done Elvis Blue!

Elvis Blue
Singer Elvis Blue has been chosen to support James Blunt when he returns to South Africa in August 2011 as part his ‘Some Kind of Trouble World Tour’. He will be performing on Wednesday 24th August at the ICC Durban Arena, 26th August at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg, Sunday 28th August at the Vodacom NMMU Indoor Arena Port Elizabeth and now in Cape Town on 30th August at Grand Arena, GrandWest.
Elvis Blue, winner of South African idols 2010, started his music career early, singing in school choirs and busking. After a stint overseas as a street musician, Elvis returned to South Africa where he decided to study contemporary music. While living in George he met the friend whose name he would adopt in 2008. “My wife works at an organisation that is a hospice and children’s home and I met this little boy there when I used to go and play my guitar for them. He really wanted to be a keyboard player, and his name was Elvis Blaauw”, he says. When he passed away in 2009, as a tribute to this amazing young man, Jan Hoogendyk adopted his name and Elvis Blue was born. After winning South African idols in 2010 Elvis Blue released an album that would change his list as a musician, simply titled Elvis Blue. Upon the album’s release in November 2010, it shot up the radio and sales charts and reached Gold status within 29 days of its release. The first two singles “Things my Father said” and “Lighthouse” are massive hits and the third single “Save Me” is currently play listed on radio stations across the country.
Blunt’s first album, “Back to Bedlam,” catapulted him to worldwide superstardom on the strength of massive songs such as “You’re Beautiful,” “High” and “Goodbye My Lover.” His second album, 2007’s “All the Lost Souls,” debuted at No. 1 in 10 countries, selling nearly 5 million copies globally and featuring such hits as “1973,” ”Same Mistake” and “Carry You Home.” He has received numerous awards and accolades including two Brit Awards, two World Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, an MTV European Music Award and five Grammy nominations.
His latest album “Some Kind of Trouble” starts a new chapter. Produced mainly by Steve Robson, key tracks include ‘’So Far Gone”, “Superstar” and “Stay the Night”; where Blunt joined songwriting forces with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. Indeed, as much as he loves making new music, for Blunt, the ultimate joy comes from playing the songs live and sharing them with an audience. And with a new tour starting in 2011, he’s looking forward to getting back out there. As the recording process comes to a close, he’s waiting to climb back on the bus. “Put the album out and get me on tour,” he says. “We’re going to have the time of our lives playing these songs.”
When Elvis Blue found out he has been chosen to support James Blunt he responded:
“Being able to do what I love is something I am very thankful for and being able to perform on the same stage with great, international artists makes me realise how truly privileged I am. Saying that I am excited about performing on the same night as James Blunt would be a tremendous understatement, a year ago I could never have imagined this. I am thrilled and I look forward to the show.”

Tour Itinerary
Durban – presented by East Coast Radio
Wednesday 24th August 2011
ICC Durban Arena
Tickets from R221 – R426

Johannesburg – presented by Jacaranda 94.2
Friday 26th August 2011
Coca-Cola Dome
Tickets from R272 – R529

Port Elizabeth – presented by Algoa FM
Sunday 28th August 2011
Vodacom NMMU Indoor Arena
Tickets from R272 – R426

Cape Town – presented by 94.5 KFM
Tuesday 30th August 2011
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets from R272 – R501