Enjoy the sounds of Elton John and his band this summer! The legendary singer will play a number of open-air shows and arena concerts throughout June 2016.
Elton John 2016 UK summer shows
Updated: 1 December 2015
Elton John and his band will play a trio of massive summer shows during June 2016.
Fans in Lincoln, Leicester, Wiltshire, Liverpool, Exeter, Edinburgh and Woodstock will be in for a treat as the pop sensation will pay them a visit during the summer.
It will be the first time the Rocket Man has performed in Lincoln, while the last time he played in Leicester was in 1976 and he has only played shows in Exeter twice before (in 1973 and 2003). With such rare dates, it’s safe to say the atmosphere will be electric at Elton John’s concerts.
Elton John’s tour will start at Lincolnshire Showground on 10 June and will close with a performance at Blenheim Palace on 26 June 2016.
The singer will visit Leicester’s Country Ground on 11 June, Longleat on 12 June, Liverpool Echo Arena on 14 June, Exeter’s Westpoint Arena on 19 June and Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Sports Centre on 25 June.
The legendary singer will be joined by his band, which he has toured with for years and includes Nigel Olsson (drums), Davey Johnstone (guitar), Matt Bissonette (bass), John Mahon (percussion) and Kim Bullard (keyboards).
With a career that spans over 50 years, the singer has a multitude of hits to choose from. His classic tracks include Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Your Song, Bennie & The Jets and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Get ready for one unforgettable concert with tickets to see Elton John this summer.
About Sir Elton John
Widely regarded as one of the UK’s best singer-songwriters, Sir Elton John’s 40+ year career has seen him travel the world and perform at countless high-profile events. With a vast repertoire of original material, Sir Elton John tickets are always highly sought after.
Sir Elton John started his music career in the mid 1960’s in short-lived bands, such as Bluesology. It wasn’t until Sir Elton John, then known under his real name Reginald Kenneth Dwight, answered an ad in NME. The advert was placed by Liberty Records A&R Ray Williams who eventually put Sir Elton John in touch with Bernie Taupin. This was the beginning of one of the most successful and long-lasting song-writing partnerships in history.
Elton John’s first solo record
In 1969, Sir Elton John released his first solo album, Empty Sky. This was followed by the eponymous album during the next year. The collection included the hit Your Song, which has become one of Sir Elton John’s trademark songs. Notably, Sir Elton John’s piano line in Your Song is heavily influenced by the work of Leon Russell, who Sir Elton John has collaborated with, most recently on the 2010 album The Union.
The 1970’s saw Sir Elton John become part of the Rock n’ Roll jet set elite. Outrageous costumes, parties and a never-ending flow of hit albums and singles. Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and Candle In The Wind were just some of the songs that shot straight to the top of the charts.
Elton John’s success continued
In the 1980’s Sir Elton John went for an unashamed pop sound with more chart-storming hit singles, such as I’m Still Standing, Sad Songs (Say So Much), I Don’t Wanna Go Down Like That, Sacrifice and, the cold-war love ballad, Nikita.
Sir Elton John scored his biggest single with the remake of Candle In The Wind, the tribute version he sang at the funeral for Lady Diana in 1997. Candle In The Wind 1997 sold in excess of 33 million copies and was named “The best-selling single of all time.” He went on to vow that he would never perform Candle In The Wind 1997 again. Instead he performs the original version from his 1973 album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.