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Elton John and his band to play Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester in 2015


Elton John at Gloucester Kingsholm Rugby Club

Elton John and his band will visit Gloucester on Sunday 7 June 2015 at Kingsholm Stadium as part of their European tour. This will be Elton's first ever performance in Gloucester.

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 original member Nigel Olsson on drums, as well as Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

"I am very much looking forward to playing my first show in Gloucester. My drummer, Nigel Olsson, and guitarist, Davey Johnstone, have been with me since 1970 and 1972 respectively and we all have such fond memories of our early shows in the area.

"The fans there have always shown a great love for my music and my band and I can't wait to bring our show to Kingsholm Stadium. I promise it will be worth the wait and am sure we will all have a fantastic time.”


Stephen Vaughan, Gloucester Rugby's CEO commented:

"We couldn't be more excited about bringing one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time to Kingsholm next Summer. It is a privilege for us to be able to host somebody who has achieved so much.

"We have held some successful concerts at the stadium in the past but this really enhances our reputation as a venue for top quality acts and will be part of an exciting year for the club, culminating with hosting four fixtures as part of Rugby World Cup 2015 later in the year.”
    

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday 28 November at 9:00am. Tickets will be available to purchase via both Ticketmaster and The Ticket Factory. Hospitality Packages will also be available for the event.

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 a 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:

KINGSHOLM STADIUM
GLOUCESTER
SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2015

24hr credit card hotline 0844 844 0444 0844 338 0338

Online at ticketmaster.co.uk and theticketfactory.com

For Hospitality Packages call 01452 872 289


Explore Gloucestershire
26 November 2014


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