The hunt is on nationwide for a band to open for Elton in Dunedin.
Capital C: Concerts, the New Zealand promoters for the rocker’s concert in Dunedin this November have announced they are launching a nationwide search for an opening band.
The special promotion going to the country during July is specifically designed to find an accomplished band that can play for 30-40 minutes at the start of the concert at the new Forsyth Barr Stadium in front of over 30,000 people.
Company CEO Phil Sprey says, ”Historically we have tried to get upcoming local talent to open for our international headlined concerts. We promoted bands like the Valves, Pearl and Sonic Altar, who all excelled at the opportunity.
The OPEN 4 ELTON promotion will offer the successful group a CV opportunity that few have; plus their airfares, accommodation and a $5000 cash prize will make this a sought after spot.
The promoter is looking for an ensemble in the pop/rock genre and one that fits the programme, Also, anyone entering must have performed professionally or semi-professionally in front of an audience, have a body of original material and preferable have already produced a CD or DVD of their own work.
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