Saturday, April 5, 2008
Elton Coming To Hong Kong!
Legendary Sir Elton John and his band will perform live in Hong Kong as part of the Rocket Man Tour on Tuesday, May 20th , 2008 at the AsiaWorld-Arena. Tickets will go on sale on April 9 at 10am.
Elton John will be performing with his long-time band, Davey Johnstone (Musical director, guitars, mandolin, vocals), Guy Babylon (keyboards), Robert Birch (bass, vocals), John Mahon (percussion, drums, vocals) and Nigel Olsson (drums, vocals).
The extraordinary career of Elton John has spanned more than three decades and he has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making him one of the most popular artists of all time. His numerous hits include Your Song, Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Candle In The Wind, Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, Philadelphia Freedom, Tiny Dancer, Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word and many more.
The release of Rocket Man marked a huge anniversary for Elton - on March 25th, 2007, he celebrated his 60th birthday while breaking his own record with an unmatched 60th concert at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York. No other entertainer has come close to matching this record.
Elton John’s achievements include: first popular Western singer to perform in USSR, 1979; playing to over 2 million people across 4 continents, 1984-86. Made Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1996; received knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, February 24, 1998. Released biggest selling single of all time, Candle In The Wind 1997 (over 33,000,000 copies sold), 1997. Received Honorary Doctorate, Royal Academy of Music, 2002, became Fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers, 2004.
The superstar has also won numerous awards which include The Best British Male Artist Brit Award 1991, inducted into Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, 1994, 5 Grammy Awards 1986-2000, Grammy Legend Award, 2001, Kennedy Center Honor, 2004, 11 Ivor Novello Awards, 1973 - 2000.
Elton John & Band “Rocket Man Tour”
8pm – May 20th, 2008
AsiaWorld-Arena, Chek Lap Kok
Tickets: HK$1680, HK$1280, HK$880, HK$580, HK$480
Corporate VIP tickets: please call 2989 9239
Public sales: 10 am on April 9, 2008 at all HK Ticketing and Tom Lee Music outlets
Booking hotline: (852) 31-288-288
Online booking: www.livenationasia.com / www.hkticketing.com