Feel the Love – Electric Light Orchestra with Phil Bates in South Africa over the Valentines Weekend!

Electric Light Orchestra with Phil Bates will perform two exclusive concerts in Johannesburg on the 13th and 14th February and one exclusive concert in Cape Town on 15th February 2014.

Electric Light Orchestra with Phil Bates will feature all the classic ELO chart toppers, including:

 Rock n Roll is King

Hold on Tight

Roll Over Beethoven

Evil Woman

All Over the World

Don’t Bring Me Down

Sweet Talking Woman

ELO has accumulated a staggering 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US, with 20 Top 20 UK singles and 15 Top-20 US singles. The songs are firm pop favourites and have seen much success for ELO.

Phil Bates led ELO 2 from 1993 to 1999, after Jeff Lynne left the band.  The English rocker also played with notable bands Trickster and Quill.

“I am excited to tour South Africa again” says Bates from his home in Berlin. “I’m looking forward to playing to our fans in Johannesburg and Cape Town. I love the songs I performed with ELO and I’m enjoying touring Europe, and now South Africa, with these songs that have everyone singing along”.

The music of ELO has been a firm favourite with South African fans since the band originally formed in the 1970s. Electric Light Orchestra with Phil Bates put him  where he his best – behind the microphone, while playing his legendary style of guitar!

In Gauteng. the Electric Light Orchestra with Phil Bates concerts will take place in the popular Emperors Palace Centre Court, a venue that has hosted many popular concerts

In the Western Cape, Electric Light Orchestra with Phil Bates will take place under the stars, at the popular new outdoor venue at Paarl’s  Amphitheatre which is a mere 40 minute drive from the Cape Town City Bowl through the winelands. With Breathtaking views over the hills of Paarl, a wine and food fair before and after the show, the Cultivaria Summer series at the Liqui-fruit Amphitheatre is the hot new summers date in the Cape Town Diary.

ELO’s distinctive sound is a combination of pop/rock fused with a string section of violins. For the South African tour, the local string sensation The Muses became a perfect fit and will perform with the Electric Light Orchestra with Phil Bates. Gauteng-based The Muses recently released their new album Pop on Strings 2, fusing the sounds of 2 violins, a viola and a cello.  The Muses are violinists Ashley Bodill and Mia Snyman, viola player Kate Moore and cellist Laetitia van Wyk.

Emperors Palace
Thursday 13 February and Friday 14 February 2014 (Special Valentines performance)
Cape Town
Liqui-fruit Amphitheatre in Paarl
Saturday 15 February 2014 

Tickets are from R240 and can be booked at Computicket.


About Martin Myers
Music Supervisor / Artist and Talent Manager / Publicist / Music Exchange Founder / Owner Triple M Entertainment

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