Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Rocket Man Coming to Colorado, Laramie, Rapid City & Denmark
Elton and the band are to play concerts in Colorado Springs, Rapid City, Laramie and Denmark. The Denmark date is June 16, 2009, Sonderborg Castle, Sonderborg, Denmark.
After years of playing his "Red Piano" show to a sold-out Las Vegas theater, Elton John is back on the road.
John recently announced two regional dates - April 3 at Laramie, Wyoming's Arena Auditorium and April 4 at Colorado Springs' World Arena. The Springs show is John's first Colorado date since a May 2005 show at Denver's Pepsi Center.
Tickets for the Springs show, $67-$127, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at ticketswest.com. Tickets for the Laramie show, $35-$85, will go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday at wyomingathletics.com. The Laramie show is a benefit for the Matthew Shepard Foundation, a long-time concern of John's.
"Ten years ago, Sir Elton did a concert in Laramie to benefit the Foundation," Judy Shepard, the foundation's executive director, said in a statement. "It was wonderful beyond description. He is a gracious and generous human being. We are sincerely grateful for his continuing support."
John, who has sold more than 200 million records, is playing these dates with his band after a couple weeks of touring with fellow pianist Billy Joel. On April 7, he'll be back at Vegas' Caesar's Palace for another string of "Red Piano" dates.
The Rocket Man is returning to South Dakota. Elton John will perform in Rapid City on Wednesday, April 1 as part of his 2009 tour: Rocket Man, Number Ones.
Ticket prices range from $47 to $97; there is a limit of 6 tickets per customer.
Reserved tickets will be available at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Box Office or Silverado in Deadwood. You can also online at www.gotmine.com or charge by phone at 605-394-4111 or 800-GOTMINE.