Sunday, February 15, 2009
Elton Buys 30 Tickets to Coldplay
Elton John is well-known for his extravagant style – and he is now planning to fork out £30,000 to book most of the front three rows at the War Child concert.
The joint performance by The Killers and Coldplay is set to be a night to remember and Elton – not short of a bob or two – wants to share the moment with pals and family. The two legendary bands come together on February 18, 2009 for the charity event at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, and will follow the Brits at Earls Court earlier that evening.
Front row, first-floor VIP tickets to the concert are selling for £1,000 each – for punters with a little less cash other seats are between £50 and £100. A source told theBuzz: “Elton has requested most of the front three rows on Level One, 30 seats in total, which will cost £30,000. It’s a lot of tickets for one person, so the venue is checking to see if they can accommodate him.”
In 2008, Elton recorded a Christmas track with The Killers called "Joseph, Better You Than Me". While he once joined Coldplay in concert to play to piano to their classic track Trouble.