Saturday, March 15, 2008

Elton Adds 2nd Red Piano Show in Liverpool

SIR Elton John has added an extra date for his Las Vegas Show ‘The Red Piano’ in Liverpool.

Organisers were quick to add another show after box office telephone lines were swamped by people wanting to see his first ever arena concert in Liverpool.

The star will play at the ECHO Arena on Wednesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 18 – and tickets are on sale now.

Elton will be the first musical act to have added a second date at the ECHO Arena, and all within only three hours of going on sale.

The Red Piano show, conceptualised and designed by acclaimed photographer and friend of Elton, David LaChapelle, has been running at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas to packed houses since 2004.

Sir Elton brought the show to London’s O2 Arena in September 2007, to rave reviews, as part of his 60th birthday celebrations and to mark 40 years of touring.

Elton John said: "I can’t wait to see how British audiences react to the Red Piano.

"The show is stuffed with hits, it’s brash, bright and colourful. Over the past four years we have played almost 200 Red Piano shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and every single one has been an event – the band and I have had a ball!

David LaChapelle created the show with the Las Vegas ambience very firmly in mind, but for a long time we have been working towards bringing the show to Europe.

He said: "The show is a visual extravaganza, a collage of all the outrageous and beautiful images Elton has been responsible for in his career.

"I wanted it to sparkle and shine and just be lush - almost edible, like looking at a candy store. Elton has had a lot of fun. There have been some sad parts in his life, but when he’s on that stage I think that he loves it. This was a way of showing that love of performing and pay tribute to it".

To book tickets, go to www.liverpool.com, www.accliverpool.com or call the ECHO Arena box office on 0844 8000 400.

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