Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Durban Venue Change & Oscar Party Date Announced


Got your tickets for the Elton John concert in Durban on March 24?

If so, note that the venue has changed from the outer fields of the new Moses Mabhida Stadium to the ICC Arena.

Big Concerts yesterday announced that the concert by Sir Elton John (to give him his official moniker) and his long-time collaborator, renowned percussionist Ray Cooper (who has worked with The Who, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Sting and Eric Clapton), will now take place at the ICC Durban Arena.

Big Concerts chief operating officer, John Langford, advised that the change was a necessary response to concerns expressed by the Durban public about the unpredictable weather conditions in March.

"By moving into the ICC Durban Arena, audiences will experience the world-renowned Elton John in a world-class facility without fear of getting rained on".

The last time Elton John came to Durban (January, 2008) the rain poured down. Having taken sick a few hours before, ever the trouper, Elton John made a heroic effort and the show went on.

"I was still on a drip 15 minutes before the show started," he told a crowd of more than 20 000 rain-soaked, but enthusiastic fans.

Fans who have already bought tickets are asked to go to Computicket to swap these for the ICC Durban Arena. Tickets are available from Computicket.

The show is supported by East Coast Radio. - Daily News Reporter

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In other news, The 18th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party will be held in West Hollywood (most likely the Pacific Design Center) on March 10.

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