Elton John to play KeyArena on Sept. 27

Staff writerMay 5, 2014 

Music-Alice in Chains-Elton John

Elton John performs during a concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on July 18, 2009.

MICHAEL DWYER — The Associated Press file, 2009

Elton John returns to KeyArena on Sept. 27, a stop on his “All The Hits” tour. Seattle is one of only 10 cities on the tour which will feature his classic hits and songs from his "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 12.

Here's more from the announcement:

John’s band includes original members Davey Johnstone on guitar and Nigel Olsson on drums, as well as Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

John’s latest studio album, "The Diving Board," features 12 new songs written by John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin and returns 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 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.”

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a deluxe edition re-issue.

"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.

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 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 the 2013 single, "Home Again" marking his 69th entry. Since his career began in 1969, he has played over 3,500 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.
 
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, MAY 12TH @ 10 AM
Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000. A service charge is added to each ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.

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