The World Cup of Tribute Band Names

Well, the World Cup of Tribute Band Names has come to an end. 48 tribute bands started out and when the dust had settled, it was By Jovi walking away with the crown. The links went to a Bon Jovi fan page, but there was a tribute band called By Jovi who changed their name to the Bon Jovi Experience.

I’d like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who voted for a tribute band name. Also, I’d like to thank the tribute bands who got involved with retweeting and/or quoting tweets; I hope they/you found it as much fun and enjoyable as I did.

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names was pretty spontaneous; a Wednesday morning at work saw someone refer to it as hump day. I said that I prefer to think of it as Bon Jovi day – halfway there. A reply of, “I once saw a tribute band called By Jovi” prompted me to mention Antarctic Monkeys and Definitely Might Be. At that point, I thought about a Twitter poll of what the best tribute band name is. But more names were mentioned and thought of. A tournament was required. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes saw more tribute band names being looked for and found. 48 were in place by Friday evening, the draw took place on Saturday and the video of the draw posted on Sunday ahead of Group A starting on Monday.

With the tournament coming together so rapidly, it was tribute bands being added as they were found. But other tribute bands have been in contact asking about their name. It was too late at that point for them to be included, so another tournament is required. We’ve had the World Cup, so over the summer (starting on 1st July), the World Championship of Tribute Band Names will be contested. As with the World Cup, 48 will start out until a champion is crowned.

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names The Final – By Jovi V Antarctic Monkeys

Recap on the finals.

Vote for your favourite tribute band name out of By Jovi or Antarctic Monkeys; voting closes at 20:00 on Friday 12th April.

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names Third Place Playoff – The Clone Roses V Oasish

Recap on the finals.

Vote for your favourite tribute band name out of The Clone Roses or Oasish; voting closes at 20:00 on Thursday 11th April.

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names – The Final

The Semi-Final stage has finished. Two tribute bands will contest the World Cup of Tribute Band Names Final, whilst the other two will take part in the 3rd Place Playoff. The schedule is below. Voting will start at 20:00 on the day and close at 20:00 the following day.

Third Place Playoff

The Clone Roses V OasishWednesday 10th April

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names Final

By Jovi V Antarctic MonkeysThursday 11th April

In the event of a tie, I will have the deciding vote.

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names Semi-Finals – Oasish V Antarctic Monkeys

Re-cap on the semi-finals.

Vote for your favourite tribute band name out of Oasish or Antarctic Monkeys; voting closes at 20:00 on Tuesday 9th April.

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names Semi-Finals – By Jovi V The Clone Roses

Re-cap on the semi-finals.

Vote for your favourite tribute band name out of By Jovi or The Clone Roses; voting closes at 20:00 on Monday 8th April.

The World Cup of Tribute Band Names – The Semi-Finals

The Quarter-Final stage has finished. 4 more tribute bands have left the World Cup of Tribute Band Names. There are just 4 left. The schedule for the Quarter Finals is below. Voting will start at 20:00 on the day and close at 20:00 the following day.

Top Half

Match A: By Jovi (Winner of Match A) V The Clone Roses (Winner of Match B) – Sunday 7th April

Bottom Half

Match B: Oasish (Winner of Match C) V Antarctic Monkeys (Winner of Match D) – Monday 8th April

In the event of a tie, I will have the deciding vote.