Elton John Returns to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14

  • by Charles Wagoner
  • January 9, 2015
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JACKSONVILLE, FL – Elton John and his band return to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 14 as part of the “All The Hits” tour. 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 remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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.

“Jacksonville is proud to welcome back music superstar Sir Elton John to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,” said Mayor Alvin Brown.  “The Arena continues to prove itself as a premier venue that delivers incredible entertainment opportunities for Jacksonville residents and visitors alike. The Arena’s successful run of concerts and legendary performers amplifies Downtown Jacksonville’s status as a major entertainment destination.” 

“Elton John was the very first artist to ever play in Veterans Memorial Arena in 2003 and we are so thrilled that Elton and his band are returning to Jacksonville to celebrate the second decade of this venue," said Bill McConnell, General Manager of Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  "There will be no bigger show in 2015 than Elton John.”

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, January 16th at 10 a.m. Visit Ticketmaster.com for more information.

Elton’s now with two albums entering the Billboard Hot 100, his latest studio album, The Diving Board, features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin and returns Elton 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 Burnett’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 and the 40th Anniversary re-release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road are available on EltonJohn.com and at record outlets everywhere, including Amazon.com and iTunes.

Elton 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 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. 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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