Sir Elton John will be returning to South Africa in March 2010 on his solo tour “Under African Skies”. He will be joined in four relaxed, picnic-style concerts in Joburg, Durban, PE and Paarl by long-time collaborator and renowned percussionist, Ray Cooper.
Elton John's musical career spans for over four decades. To date he has sold over 200 million records worldwide and had a multitude of hits including Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me. He has also had success in film when he composed Can You Feel The Love Tonight for Disney's The Lion King, which won him both a Grammy and an Academy Award. Elton has gone onto compose various musical scores including Aida, Lestat and the award-winning musical Billy Elliot, which has played to well over 2.5 million people in London, Sydney and in New York, where it recently won 10 Tony awards including Best Musical. In 1998 Elton received a knighthood from the Queen for "services to music and charitable services”. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Johannesburg Sunday, 21 March 2010 Emmarentia Botanic Gardens, Tickets R501
Durban Wednesday, 24 March Moses Mabhida Outer Fields Tickets R399
Port Elizabeth Friday, 26 March NMMU Sportsfields South Campus Tickets R399
Cape Town Sunday, 28 March Val De Vie Wine and Polo Estate, Franschhoek/Paarl Valley Tickets R501
Tickets available from Computicket, www.computicket.com.