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The AFL is pleased to announce The Black Eyed Peas and Jimmy Barnes will feature in the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show at the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final.
Legendary Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes will perform in the Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show as well as being the sole performer in the Virgin Australia Premiership Party after the match.
Fans without a ticket to the Toyota AFL Grand Final can gain free entry to the MCG to enjoy Jimmy Barnes’ performance in the Virgin Australia Premiership Party starting from 7.00pm AEST.
The Black Eyed Peas, consisting of members will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo, return to Australia for the first time since 2009 with their new single Big Love which launches today.
Jimmy Barnes said: “Looking forward to singing at one of the world’s greatest sporting events – the AFL Grand Final. It’s going to be a huge day on the ground at the MCG! It doesn’t get bigger than this – 100,000 passionate football fans and rock ‘n roll will be a great mix. Bring it on!”
The Black Eyed Peas said: “Australia! We are honoured to be heading to Melbourne to perform at the AFL Grand Final Day. This is the biggest day in Australian sport, so we will be pulling out all the stops for this special performance. See you soon!”
Joining Jimmy Barnes’ band on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day is one of Australia’s greatest guitarists, Diesel. One of those rare talents who has immense popular appeal and also a musician’s musician, Diesel is celebrating his 30-year career with a new album Diesel 30 – The Greatest Hits. The new album is jam-packed with songs known and loved Australia wide, and many that have found homes abroad.
The AFL is also pleased to announce Australian singer-songwriter Mahalia Barnes will perform the National Anthem on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day. Mahalia Barnes, with her powerful and soulful voice, will also take to the stage to perform at the 2018 Brownlow Medal Count Ceremony on Monday, September 24.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said: “The Black Eyed Peas and Jimmy Barnes are the perfect entertainers for this year’s Virgin Australia Pre-Game Show on Toyota AFL Grand Final Day. Their music is synonymous with celebrations around the world – I’m sure they’ll get footy fans on their feet and excited in the lead up to the bounce.”
Jimmy Barnes will perform in the Virgin Australia Premiership Party, the FREE concert following Toyota AFL Grand Final, from 7.00pm on Saturday, September 29 which will include the presentation of the 2018 AFL Premiers.
Half-time of the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final will be devoted to the twenty-two 2018 NAB AFL Auskickers of the Year nominees who will test out their AFL skills on the biggest stage of the year, along with the running of the Gatorade AFL Grand Final Sprint.
This year’s Toyota AFL Grand Final will once again see an array of activities throughout the day involving various members of the Australian Football community, the farewell to retiring players along with a host of other football identities. The Footy Festival will run from the Wednesday of Toyota AFL Grand Final Week until Grand Final Day in Yarra Park outside the MCG’s Gate 3.
Global rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the Australian leg of their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by TEG DAINTY.
With one night only in each city, the tour will kick off in Melbourne at the iconic MCG on Saturday 1st December, followed by Adelaide’s Botanic Park on Tuesday 4th December, QSAC in Brisbane on Thursday 6th December and finishing in Sydney at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 8th December.
Tickets and VIP packages go on sale on Friday 29TH June, check www.ticketek.com.au in each city for the staggered on sale times. A Telstra Thanks pre-sale, just for Telstra customers, starts on Wednesday 20th June. Go to telstra.com/bonjovi for on sale times and further details.
BON JOVI This House Is Not for Sale Tour
MELBOURNE – Saturday 1st December, Melbourne Cricket Ground
ADELAIDE – Tuesday 4th December, Botanic Park
BRISBANE – Thursday 6th December, QSAC
SYDNEY – Saturday 8th December, Sydney ANZ Stadium
The This House Is Not For Sale Tour has already received both fan and critical acclaim, with its first North American leg grossing an estimated $47 million and its South American leg grossing nearly $40 million. Atlanta Journal-Constitution raved, “(The tour) solidifies their standing as one of rock’s most resilient acts.” Creative Loafing Tampa said, “Bon Jovi leaves 18,000 screaming, standing fans shot through the heart…” while the Los Angeles Daily News reported that “JBJ shook the stage from the start to end with energy and enthusiasm, and he kept that energy rolling with a voice in tip top shape…” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said “Bon Jovi doesn’t miss a beat…” and the Toronto Sun enthused, “It was anthemic Bon Jovi at its best…”
The This House Is Not for Sale Tour is Bon Jovi’s first outing since the band’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour. 2013’s tour was their fourth in six years to be ranked the No. 1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously) with a total of $259.5 million. Bon Jovi also earned the No. 1 grossing worldwide tour in 2010 for The Circle Tour, with $201 million total, and 2008’s Lost Highway tour, which earned $210.6 million. Bon Jovi’s touring legacy was recognised with the “Legend of Live” award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards prior to the kick-off of The This House Is Not for Sale Tour.
Bon Jovi released This House Is Not for Sale (Island Records) on Nov. 4, 2016 which debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, giving the rock band its sixth U.S. No. 1. Worldwide, the album hit No. 1 in Australia and Austria; No. 2 in Spain and Switzerland; No. 3 in Canada and Germany; and hit the top 10 in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland and the United Kingdom. This House Is Not for Sale was Bon Jovi’s first major release since What About Now (2013), the band’s third consecutive multi-platinum album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 (Lost Highway in 2007, and The Circle in 2009).
ABOUT BON JOVI: Over an illustrious career spanning more than three decades since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty. With over 130 million albums sold worldwide, an extensive catalog of hit anthems, more than 2,800 concerts performed in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, and ticket sales grosses well over $1 billion in around the world in just the past decade, Bon Jovi is the consummate rock and roll band.
Bon Jovi was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2018.
For more information on Bon Jovi, visit www.BonJovi.com.
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