Elvis Blue support act for Bon Jovi tour

Elvis Blue
Big Concerts confirmed today that recent 2013 SAMA nominee Elvis Blue will be the opening artist for Bon Jovi’s South African tour dates. Elvis Blue’s journey started when he was a young boy, singing in school choirs, and busking on the streets of Johannesburg and Scotland. 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. In 2010, Elvis Blue won the title of Mnet Idol for that year – sharing half the profit with runner up Lloyd Cele. In that year Elvis Blue released the album simply titled Elvis Blue. On the album’s release in November 2010, it shot up the radio and sales charts and today enjoys platinum sales status with sales in excess of 50 000 copies, all powered by its three smash-hit singles “Things my father said”, “Lighthouse” and “Save Me”. His latest album ‘Journey’ has just recently been nominated for three SAMA awards including ‘Male Artist of the Year’, ‘Song of The Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’. With one of the greatest catalogues of songs in the history of rock n’ roll,
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi has sold more than 125 million albums and racked up a stellar resume of career accomplishments.   Bringing their signature brand of rock ‘n’ roll back to the people, Bon Jovi will be performing live in South Africa in May 2013.The band will play Cape Town on 7 May at the Cape Town Stadium and Johannesburg on 11 May at the FNB Stadium. Tickets from Computicket.