THURSDAY, FEB. 13
CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE – OTTAWA
Doors: 7 p.m. Showtime: 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Monday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.
Tickets are $39.50, $81.50 and $151.50; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).
Elton John and his band return to Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday, Feb. 13, after a spectacular concert in 2006. The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as a selection of new songs from his highly-anticipated album, The Diving Board, which was released by Capitol Records on Sept. 24.
Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
“For decades, Elton John has entertained and inspired millions. We are very excited to have one of the world’s most celebrated performers play his hits in the nation’s capital,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.
The Diving Board, which is produced by T Bone Burnett, features 12 new songs written by Elton John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. The new album returns Elton John to the piano, bass and drums lineup that marked the artist’s introduction to worldwide audiences more than 40 years ago. As he explains, “I’m incredibly excited about every aspect of this album. The performances, T Bone’s production, Bernie’s lyrics and the songs we’ve created. The Diving Board is the album I’ve been waiting to make for decades.” The Diving Board is available now on EltonJohn.com.
Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind ‘97, which sold 37 million copies. He also holds the record for most appearances on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, with his newest single, Home Again marking his 69th entry. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide. Elton John 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.
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