Elton John 2015 tour
Updated: 26 November 2014
Elton John has announced that he will play a number of shows during June 2015. Gloucester, Walsall, Glasgow and Aberdeen will be treated to concerts by the music legend.
Elton John’s UK dates will start at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester on 7 June. The tour will continue to Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium (13) and Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro (19) before coming to an end at the Outdoors @ AECC in Aberdeen on 20 June.
Elton John will be joined by his band for the concerts. Get your summer underway with the sound of Elton John!
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.
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 Bluesology. It wasn’t until Sir Elton John, then known under his real name Reginald Kenneth Dwight, answered an ad in the 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 or Candle In The Wind were just some of the songs that shot straight to the top of the charts.
Elton John’s success continues
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.