Thursday, January 15, 2009

Elton Coming to Minnesota

It's a three-peat for rock's most famous two piano men.

Elton John and Billy Joel will return to the Twin Cities on May 5 to perform at Xcel Energy Center, where they set an attendance record of 20,250 in 2003. They also performed together at a sold-out Target Center concert in 2001.

Tickets to the new X date, part of their Face 2 Face Tour, go on sale Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. for the recession-defying prices of $179.50 and $99.50, plus a small number of $54 seats. The concert was announced with a VIP news conference at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and a "themed lunch" for media representatives.

"I love touring with Billy. I have the greatest respect for him and we're such good friends," Elton said in a news release. The knighted British singer is reuniting with Joel on off weeks from his stint at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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