INFORMATION FOR PRESS EMBARGOED UNTIL 8.00AM on WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY
ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND
WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE, 2015
Elton John and his band will visit the Motorpoint Arena on Wednesday 10 June 2015
as part of his European tour. This will be Elton’s first performance in
Cardiff since his two sold out show at the arena in June 2011.
The tour will feature iconic hits and
classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career,
including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition.
Elton John’s band includes Nigel Olsson
on drums, part of Elton’s original three-piece band, as well as Davey
Johnstone on guitar who joined the band in 1972 , Matt Bissonette on
bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
“My band and I are very excited about bringing the show back to
Cardiff for my ninth show there. My shows at the Capitol Theatre in June
of 1976 were my first not only in Cardiff but in Wales and I have
always been knocked out by the reception I have received from the Welsh.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the show, and I am sure we will
all have a fantastic time.”
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday 30 January at 9:00AM. Visit motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk for more information.
Undeniably one of the most acclaimed and
adored artists of all time, Elton’s spectacular stage shows are sought
after by audiences worldwide. Since his career began in 1969 he has
played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries.
Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37
gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40
singles, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton
holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in
the Wind 1997, which sold 33 million copies. He has also written the
music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton
John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently
named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.
Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are five
Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male
Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and
the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live
Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth
II for “services to music and charitable services”. Elton has recently
been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognizes
the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to
iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart
as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture.
Full Event Ticket Details:
MOTORPOINT ARENA, CARDIFF
WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE 2015
24hr credit card hotline ,
Online at motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk or axs.com