I think I had Full Moon Fever when I was growing up. I remember watching a lot of Tom Petty music videos on South African TV stations in the 1990s. We only got MTV & VH1 in 1995, so unfortunately got on a bandwagon a little too late, but at least we got onto it.
I think I first found out who Tom Petty was when my dad cranked up a Traveling Wilburys song on the Toyota Top 20. I remember asking him who these old blokes were and he tried to explain. I saw this bloke with longish blonde hair and wondered who he was.
Over the years I developed a love for Tom Petty’s music. I remember taping the music videos for “Into The Great Wide Open”, “Learning To Fly” and “Last Dance With Mary Jane” in the 1990s. I also watched the shit out of the Tom Petty music video DVD when I bought it in the early 2000’s. I was truly saddened by his passing. The man was truly a legend.
During his career he released 3 Solo Albums and 13 studio albums with his band, The Heartbreakers. The Traveling Wilburys released 2 studio albums.
Great news! Tom Petty may be gone but Blood Brothers will give all those who missed out the chance to rock out live with Full Moon Fever, a celebration of the music of Tom Petty.
The show will see SA rock royalty pay homage to an icon, a rock ‘n roller, a rebel who refused to follow trends or bow down to record labels.
Come see Jonathan Tait (Hatchetman, Checkpoint Charlie) and Basson Laubscher (Zinkplaat, Valiant Swart, Ryno Velvet) on guitars and vocals, Jason Hinch (Bok van Blerk, Black Cat Bones, Jonathan Peyper) on drums and Jaco Mans (Bok van Blerk, Tidal Waves) on bass thunder through all those Tom Petty tunes you’ve always loved!
The line-up, all ardent Petty fans, will run through a selection of Tom’s Heartbreaker heyday to his solo excursions, with all the hits and sing-along anthems the audience expects, and more.
This tour is brought you by Blood Brothers in association with Pringles, Richelieu and Redrock Brewing Company.
Full Moon Fever Show Schedule:
- 22 November 2019 – Calexico, Braamfontein, Johannesburg – R100 cover charge
- 24 November 2019 – Edge’s Corner Music Bar, Faerie Glen, Pretoria – R70 cover charge
- 27 November 2019 – Calexico, Braamfontein, Johannesburg – R100 cover charge
- 29 November 2019 – Atterburry Theatre, Pretoria – R180 per ticket
- 30 November 2019 – Railways Cafe, Centurion – R70 cover charge
- 1 December 2019 – Cafe Barcelona, Pretoria (Acoustic Show) – R100 cover charge
Are you ready to get Full Moon Fever? Check out the event listings on the Blood Brothers Facebook page for more information.
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