Blackbyrd to open for Mike and the Mechanics

Attention Capetonians: SAMA nominees, Blackybyrd will be opening for English rockers, Mike and the Mechanics later this month. The news dropped earlier. The all-girl band made up of Tarryn Lamb, Tamsyn Maker and Axene Chaberski-Loubser have enjoyed a lot of success on radio charts around the country, and now they’ve been given the chance to open up for the legendary band in just under two weeks. The gig is taking place at the Grand Arena in Cape Town on the 20th of August.

Tickets are available from Computicket and prices start at R285.

Jozi peops, they are two opportunities for you to see them. One on the 17th in Sun City (love the SuperBowl) and then on the 18th at Carnival City (personally I’d rather go to Sun City if Imma drive all that way, #justsaying).

I reckon this will be quite a cool gig. Over my Shoulder is a classic track that I still adore, so why not kickstart this Monday with a little bit of Mike and the Mechanics then:

Kelly Clarkson to tour South Africa in 2010

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Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson is taking her ALL I EVER WANTED Tour global, announcing new international dates, with three performances scheduled for South Africa in March 2010 powered by 5FM. . Tour dates for SA:
Friday 12th March at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg,
Sunday 14th of March at the ICC Durban Arena
Wednesday the 17th of March at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town.

The high-energy international tour kicks off in Dublin, Ireland on February 5th and continues through April, covering 26 markets in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Denmark, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.

Clarkson has sold more than 20 million albums since her 2002 debut. Her current All I Ever Wanted release shattered records, with the lead single “My Life Would Suck Without You”. The song earned Clarkson her first #1 single in the UK.

Concert attendees can expect to hear the latest hits from the tour’s namesake album, along with her signature pop anthems such as “Since U Been Gone” and “Because of You” – a performance that’s sure to thrill Tickets go on sale on Friday. Be sure to check out

And for the record, Kelly is the perfect example of what an Idol winner is!