October 30, 2012
Bon Jovi heads to Cape Town because they can
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
The Mother City’s 2012 concert programme reads like a nominees list for the Grammys: Linkin Park, Lady Gaga and Chris Brown are all set to perform here. Bon Jovi joins the Red Hot Chili Peppers in ensuring that 2013 will be another musical hit year for Cape Town.
Bon Jovi is a multi-award-winning American band, led by the oh-so-sexy singer Jon Bon Jovi. Jon, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres and bass player Hugh McDonald have successfully dominated music charts with hits including Livin on a Prayer, It’s My Life, Bed of Roses and You Give Love A Bad Name since their inception in 1983.
The band, a 2006 UK Music Hall of Fame inductee, will perform these classics as well as tracks off their highly anticipated new album, What About Now, at the Cape Town Stadium for adoring fans.
The tour is named for the single, Because You Can, a song off the What About Now album.
Here’s a rocking taste of what you can expect from Bon Jovi’s Because We Can performance: