Daughtry Announces Support Artist Harry Brooks JNR

MNET, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and 94.5 Kfm are excited to announce that Harry Brooks JNR has been confirmed as the support act for the American rock band Daughtry, who will be performing in South Africa for the first time ever during October 2010. The tour kicks off at the Grand Arena, Grand West Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town on Wednesday 27th October 2010 and culminates at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg on Friday 29th October 2010.

Harry Brooks JNR moved to South Africa from the UK in late 2009. His musical background is an interesting one, based largely in song writing. He co-wrote ‘Baby Goodbye’ for Friday Hill which entered the UK Charts at #5 in 2005 and co-wrote ‘Bad Girl (At Night)’ for Dave Spoon feat. Lisa Maffia. Harry has worked with producers like Lee Russell (David Grey, Ryan Adams) & with top Swedish producer Murlyn who produced hit records for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Christina Milian, Celine Dion & Sugababes.

Harry’s debut album ‘5th of April’ delivers 12 tracks that are as imaginative as they are accessible and he is the first to admit that lyrically he can’t help but write from his own experience. Harry started work on his solo album some 7 years ago with old friend and fellow musical genius (& producer) Mathias Wollo who has produced and/or written music for Lemar, Rascall Flatts, Meatloaf, Wiley, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Bananarama & Dannii Minogue. The album ‘5th Of April’ has been a labour of love, involving a huge amount of song writing & recording over a substantial period of time. Fast forward to 2010, Harry Brooks JNR signs to Sony Music Africa’s South African Music division, resolute that he will begin his career as a recording artist in South Africa. ‘I want to start here’ says Harry, ‘hopefully I can grow alongside South Africa in the world in general over the next few years’.

Harry is very excited to be supporting Daughtry on their South African tour ‘opening for Daughtry’s South African tour is a huge honour and break through for me, I promise to give a performance fully deserving of this amazing opportunity!’.

Daughtry released their self-titled debut album in 2006. A hit in both artistic and commercial terms, the GRAMMY®-nominated album spawned a trio of #1 songs (It’s Not Over, Home, and Feels Like Tonight), sold over 5 millions albums worldwide and was the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. Produced by Howard Benson (All-American Rejects, My Chemical Romance), released by 19 Entertainment/RCA Records, Daughtry earned multiple wins at the American Music Awards, the World Music and the Billboard Music Awards.

Daughtry then topped the charts with its second platinum release Leave This Town (2009). The album entered at the top of the Billboard 200, making it the band’s second #1 album. The lead singer Chris Daughtry has also collaborated with some of rock’s savviest song smiths for the album, penning “Learn My Lesson” with Mitch Allan and “Ghost of Me” with music producer Brian Howes; both of whom co-wrote songs on Daughtry’s debut. Leave This Town also includes stellar contributions from Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger.

Tour Itinerary

Cape Town
Wednesday 27th October 2010
Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World.
Tickets from R221 – R399 including all service fees.

Johannesburg
Friday 29th October 2010
Coca-Cola Dome
Tickets from R221– R399 including all service fees.

Tickets available from Computicket, http://www.computicket.com, 083 915 8000,

Media Partners

MNET (National Television)

94.5 KFM (Regional Radio Support – Western Cape)

94.7 Highveld Stereo (Regional Radio Support – Gauteng)

Another BIG Concerts Experience:
(www.bigconcerts.co.za, or http://twitter/bigconcerts)

For more information on Harry Brooks Jnr go to:
http://www.myspace.com/harrybrooks

FOR FURTHER MEDIA INFO:
Penny Stein at PS Public Relations
 +27118803211 (w) or +27828816912 (m)
 pro-file@yebo.co.za

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