Think you have what it takes to open up for Bon Jovi in London?

Hard Rock Cafe Detroit is looking for local bands to represent Detroit in a Battle of the Bands on March 11. Area artists will compete live and be evaluated by a panel of local celebrities and area music professionals.

The Detroit winner will compete with other bands nationwide for a chance to open for Bon Jovi at Hyde Park in London in June.

“They get a contract with Sabian Symbols year long, they get a contract with Fender Guitars year long. And they kind of become the ambassador of music for the Hard Rock for the whole entire year. So we bring them to every conference, every grand opening. So the perks for the winning band are just miraculous,” said Donald McDougall – General Manager of the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit.

McDougall says this is an honor for them and the band.

“[We were] five votes shy last year. We had over 7500 votes for our band, and the winning band had 7,555. So we’re looking to crush that five this year,” said McDougall.

McDougall says they are looking for five to seven local bands to compete in the battle of the bands.

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Comments (3)
  1. James Anderson says:

    Isn’t that “Sabian Symbols”, for crying out loud? Good journalism and good proof-reading are both dead.

  2. James Anderson says:

    I meant “Sabian Cymbals.” Now you’ve got me doing it.

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