Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Elton Heading to Portland & Manchester, Maine

The legendary Elton John will return to the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine, on Thursday, Feb. 28 and the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on March 6 as the 2008 Tour: Rocket Man • Number Ones comes to the area.

Tickets for both shows go on sale at noon on Friday, Feb. 1

Elton John last performed in both cities in 2004, and those concerts were immediate sell-outs.

Elton John last performed in Manchester in 2004, and that concert was an immediate sellout. He holds the record for the highest attendance at the Manchester venue, with more than 11,300 people, and a combined total of more than 22,300 for his two previous performances.

Sir Elton will be performing solo, playing his greatest hits and more recent songs from his latest release, Rocket Man Number Ones. He has sold more than 200 million records and continues to add innovative work to his personal repertoire of 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, 35 gold and 25 platinum albums.

Rocket Man•Number Ones, released in March 2007, debuted in the top 10 and features newly compiled and digitally mastered greatest hits spanning the first three decades of the singer-songwriter’s career.

Tickets for Portland show

Reserved seated tickets for Elton John will be available at the Cumberland County Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone at (207) 775-3331 and via the box office at (207) 775-3458 and on-line at and There is an eight ticket limit per customer.

Tickets are $67.50, $87.50 and $127.00, reserved seating, all ages.

For more information on the concert, visit the Civic Center web site at

Tickets for Manchester show

Tickets are priced at $127.00, $88.50 and $72.50 and will go on sale at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office.

Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, including Macy’s, by calling Ticketmaster at (603) 868-7300 or online at If you are a Verizon Wireless subscriber, press #TIX on your cell phone to be automatically connected to Ticketmaster.

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