Elton John Tour 2019
Elton John Tour 2019 – Farewell Yellow Brick Road.
After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape, Elton has announced details of his final tour.
The five-time Grammy and Grammy Legend award winner, songwriter and singer Elton John – one of the most successful and enduring singer of all time. He is one of the top-selling solo artists, with 25 platinum and 35 gold albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and more than 250 million records sold worldwide.
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The superstar’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.
You couldn’t sit straight when you hear a set list of the best most recognized favorites. The well-loved songs such as “Rocket Man,” “Benny and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Crocodile Rock” make the night especially memorable. He has been invited into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has received both Academy and Tony Awards for his contributions in “The Lion King” and “Aida.”
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About Elton John
“It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it. As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on ‘Revamp’ choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.”
2018 – Elton John performs final show of Las Vegas residency.
Sir Elton Hercules John – Musicianship
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time.
Elton has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle In The Wind 1997. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries to his credit.
Elton is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He has had 57 top 40 singles in the United States, a total second only to Elvis Presley. He achieved seven #1 albums in the three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975 — a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles.
Elton John biography
Elton was born on March 25, 1947(1), in Pinner, Middlesex, England, and given the name Reginald Kenneth Dwight. At the age of three he astonished his family by sitting at the piano and playing The Skater’s Waltz by ear. At the age of 11 he was awarded a scholarship as a Junior Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Music and he attended the Academy on Saturday mornings for the next four years.
Besides his knighthood, Elton’s landmark awards include:
- Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, 1991;
- Songwriters Hall of Fame (with Bernie Taupin), 1992;
- Officer of Arts & Letters (France) 1993;
- induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1994;
- Polar Music Prize, 1995;
- MusiCares Person of the Year, 2000;
- Kennedy Center Honor, 2004;
- Billboard Magazine Legend of Live Award, 2006;
- Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award (with Bernie Taupin), 2013;
- BRITs Icon Award, 2013;
- Rockefeller Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013
- Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award, 2013.
In 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music and in 2004 he became a Fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers.
Elton has won 12 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2000, been nominated for a Grammy Award 11(2) times (winning in 1986, 1991, 1994, 1997 and 2000), and received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001. Three of his albums have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, including his 1970 eponymous album. Elton has 3 Oscar Award nominations (winning in 1995), and a Tony Award (with 4 nominations) for Best Original Score for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida in 2000.