Friday, March 7, 2008

UK Red Piano Tour Set For Liverpool

SIR Elton John is coming to Liverpool to wow his fans at the city’s Echo Arena, the Daily Post can reveal.

Although the exact dates remained a closely guarded secret last night, the Rocketman is touring the UK in June and July, and his visit is likely to be part of the city’s Summer Pops season.

Direct from his long- running show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Elton will bring his iconic Yamaha red grand piano to the stage.

The larger than life stage set will be re-created in Liverpool, providing a spectacular glitzy show never before seen outside America.

Designed to reflect the star’s flamboyance, the theme of the show called The Red Piano is love, symbolised by the colour red, state-of-the art effects and high end imagery.

Sir Elton, who congratulated the city on its 800th birthday, has already announced dates in Swansea, Darlington and Doncaster.

Speaking to the Post earlier this year, he said: “Liverpool has always been one of my favourite cities, both as a place to perform and as a city that has produced so much lively talent in so many different fields.”

Speaking on his current tour, he added: “The Red Piano is totally different from anything I’ve done in Britain before.

“It’s a fun-filled show and I’m going to have a lot of fun doing it.”

With a career spanning four decades, 500 tracks and 32 albums, Sir Elton celebrated his 60th birthday last year.

The Liverpool dates of the tour are set to be announced next week.

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