Bryan Adams – Bare Bones World Tour
Johannesburg – Rock 25 January 14 to 26 January 14 Carnival City
The Bryan Adams Bare Bones Tour provides a rare opportunity for fans to see Bryan Adams as they’ve not seen him before.
This new spin on his classic hits as part of his unplugged tour has been met with rave reviews from critics and fans alike:
“They sang along with the ever-so-familiar choruses, filled in vocal gaps he left for them, clapped the missing drum parts, hummed the missing solos, and roared their approval after every offering, right up to a long and hearty standing ovation after ‘Run To You’.” Toronto Star
Threading hits with new material, the soundtrack-singer succeeded in transferring his emotional ballads and crafted, sing-along rock to a mature setting.” Globe and Mail.
Bryan Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold over 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. With hits like, “Cuts Like A Knife”, “Summer of ’69”, “Kids Wanna Rock”, “Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started”, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Open Road” and “Thought I’d Seen Everything”, Adams status as one of the great songwriter’s of our time has been solidified with a Grammy Award, 18 Juno Awards and an American Music Award. He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and five Golden Globes.
Cost: R365 – R690 per person
Johannesburg – Folk / Acoustic 22 March 14 Carnival City
Hilltop Live and Kyknet are proud to announce the first South African tour by Kris Kristofferson in March 2014. Kristofferson will perform at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg on 22 March 2014.
Kristofferson is a Country Music Hall of Famer who ranks among the most versatile of American Talents. He’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot, a Grammy-winner, an icon and until March 2014 a South African tour virgin.
Kris Kristofferson is 77, has acted in 119 films and TV shows and has released 28 albums including his most recent album Feeling Mortal.
Feeling Mortal follows 2009’s Closer To The Bone and 2006’s This Old Road in examining hard-won grace. Feeling Mortal was produced by Don-Was and is the third album in a twilight years trilogy.
Feeling Mortal is a melodic note of gratitude, from creator to Creator.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Cost: R500 – R600 per person
Jimmy Carr – Gagging Order
Johannesburg 29 March 14 Carnival City
Award-winning British comedian and master of the edgy one-liner Jimmy Carr has teamed up with Comedy Central and Real Concerts for his brand-new stand-up show Comedy Central Presents Jimmy Carr – Gagging Order.
Known for his signature laugh and near-the-knuckle dark humour, Carr knows a thing or two about making people chuckle, having performed live to more than 1.5 million comedy fans, sold more than a million DVDs and hosted countless TV shows. Nevertheless, live stand-up is what he does best, so Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out… packed with one-liners, stories and jokes: some clever, some rude and a few downright unacceptable! Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come out for a laugh.
Cost: R441 – R743 per person
Johannesburg 02 April 14 Carnival City
Big Concerts is pleased to announce soul singer Joss Stone will be performing for one night only at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City Johannesburg on 2nd April 2014.
Joss Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, ‘The Soul Sessions’, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist. Her second album, the similarly multi-platinum ‘’Mind, Body and Soul’ topped the UK Albums Chart for one week and spawned the top ten hit “You Had Me” Stone’s most successful single on the UK Singles chart to date. Both the album and single received one nomination at the 2005 Grammy Awards while Stone herself was nominated for Best New Artist and she became the youngest British female singer whose debut album topped the UK Albums Chart. Her third album, Introducing Joss Stone (2007), achieved gold record status by the end yielded the second-ever highest debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200. Stone released her fourth album, ‘Colour Me Free!’ (2009), which reached the Top 10 on Billboard. Stone released her fifth album, LP1, (2011), which reached the Top 10 on Billboard.
Joss Stone has sold over 14 million albums worldwide and has earned numerous awards and accolades, including two Brit Awards and one Grammy Award out of five nominations.
Cost: R300 – R680 per person