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Electric Light Orchestra Classics featuring Phil Bates Heads to South Africa

09 September 2013

The Electric Light Orchestra Classics featuring Phil Bates(ELO2) will bring four decades of Electric Light Orchestra hits to stage, with two exclusive concerts at Emperors Palace. These concerts will also feature the sound popular South African electro string group The Muses - the full sound you know and love from the original classic recordings will be performed live! This is an incredibly rare Sound, Lights and Lazer opportunity for true fans of classic rock to celebrate the music of one of the greatest bands of the 70's, 80's and 90's live and revel in forty years of hits in one evening. The performances take place at Emperors Palace on the 13th and 14th February 2014

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) was one of the most successful bands in the history of music. Their songs were played on the radio millions of times. ELO had dozens of top 20 hits; many of them became classics in pop history. The band forged a bridge between classical and rock music, between electronic and orchestral music, between traditional and modern trends.
Electric Light Orchestra Classics front man Phil Bates (hailed by Classic Rock Magazine as among the UK's best vocalists & lead vocalist and guitarist of ELO Part II in 1993) is the direct successor of Jeff Lynne in the ELO annals. Phil Bates and Electric Light Orchestra Classics will perform a set list that includes massive ELO hits 'Don't Bring Me Down', 'All Over The World', 'Shine A Little Love', 'Turn To Stone', 'Evil Woman' and many more.

Emperors Palace is conveniently located alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, with regular complimentary shuttles and now on the new Gautrain bus route directly to and from Rhodesfield Station, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort is the Vegas of Africa.

This mega resort combines the timeless classical elegance of a bygone era with the sheer excitement of a modern casino resort to offer luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices and a state-of-the-art cinema complex, world-class conference facilities and impeccable service.

Tickets start from R240 and can be booked through Computicket on or by visiting Emperors Palace on or phoning 011 928 1297/1213. The show starts at 20h00 on both evenings.

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