Elton John to perform in Dublin
Updated: 17 February 2014
Elton John has announced that he will perform at The O2 Dublin in December 2014 with his band. The concert of Elton John and his band will take place on 9 December 2014.
The performance follows on from Elton John’s summer tour where Elton John and his band will perform in Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Slough and Colchester.
Sir Elton John tour dates
Leigh Sports Village, Greater Manchester (21)
Nottingham Arena, Nottingham (24)
Stoke Park Country Club, Slough (28)
Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester (29)
Metro Radio Arena, Newscastle Upon Tyne (2)
The O2 Dublin (9)
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 worldwide and perform at countless high-profile events. With a vast repertoire of original material; Sir Elton John tickets are always highly sought after and are available to buy from GET ME IN! Ticketmaster’s official market place.
Sir Elton John started his music career in the mid 1960’s in short-lived bands, such Bluesology. It wasn’t until Sir Elton John, then known under his real name Reginald Kenneth Dwight, answered an ad in the NME placed by Liberty records A&R, Ray Williams who eventually put Sir Elton John in touch with Bernie Taupin and begin one of the most successful and long-lasting songwriting partnerships in history.
In 1969 Sir Elton John released his first solo album, “Empty Sky,” followed by the eponymous album the next year. The album included the hit, “Your Song,” which has become one of Sir Elton John’s trademark songs ever since. 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 becoming part of the Rock n’ Roll jetset 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” or “Candle in the Wind” were just some of the songs that would shoot straight to the top of the charts.
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 re-version of “Candle in the Wind,” the tribute version he sang at the funeral for Lady Diana in 1997. “Candle in the Wind 1997” would sell in excess of 33 million copies and got certified “The best-selling single of all time.”
Sir Elton John vowed never to perform “Candle in the Wind 1997” again and instead performs the original version from his 1973 album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
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