Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Elton Confirms Kitchener & Sudbury Dates

TORONTO - Sir Elton John is taking his greatest hits tour to Ontario.

The pop legend is set to perform in Sudbury on March 2 and Kitchener on March 3. Sudbury Arena's manager says the city is thrilled to host the music giant, known for such hits as "Rocket Man," "Bennie and the Jets," and "Your Song."

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, with ticket prices ranging from $87.50 to $129.50.

Tour promoter Live Nation says there are no plans to announce additional Canadian dates.

John is set to spend the bulk of March and early part of April performing in Las Vegas.

"This will indeed be the biggest concert in Sudbury's history," Ray Mensour, Sudbury Arena manager, said Monday in a release.

"This concert is monumental and will generate tremendous excitement for everyone in our city."

Kim Kugler of the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex said the show will create similar buzz in his southern Ontario city.

"In the 58 years of the auditorium's history, this is the most renowned artist we have ever had on our stage," Kugler said in a release.

The concert is part of John's 2008 Tour: Rocket Man - Number Ones.

A companion CD released last year features digitally mastered hits spanning the first three decades of his career.

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