Saturday, January 23, 2010

South African Tour Facing "Logistical" Cancellations


Big Concerts announced today that the Elton John concert planned for Bloemfontein on the 23rd March 2010 has unfortunately been cancelled due to scheduling challenges on the South African tour.

The move was necessitated in order to accommodate multiple mid- week Cape Town performances, which have been confirmed for the 24th and 25th March in response to overwhelming demand. Attie van Wyk of Big Concerts responded that the announcement was "regrettable, and an unfortunate consequence of logistics due to the demand for additional shows in Cape Town".

All Elton John fans that have already purchased their tickets to the show in Bloemfontein are eligible for a full refund upon presentation of their ticket at any Computicket outlet in the city, or alternatively they may exchange their existing ticket for the Johannesburg performance at Emmarentia Botanic Gardens on Sunday 21st March 2010.

Big Concerts announced today that the Elton John concert planned for Durban on the 24th March 2010 has unfortunately been cancelled due to scheduling challenges on the South African tour.

The move was necessitated in order to accommodate multiple mid-week Cape Town performances, which have been confirmed for the 24th and 25th March in response to overwhelming demand. Attie van Wyk of Big Concerts responded that the announcement was "regrettable, and an unfortunate consequence of logistics due to the demand for additional shows in Cape Town".

All Elton John fans that have already purchased their tickets to the show in Durban are eligible for a full refund upon presentation of their ticket at any Computicket outlet in the city, or alternatively they may exchange their existing ticket for the Johannesburg performance at Emmarentia Botanic Gardens on Sunday 21st March 2010.

Big Concerts announced today that the opportunity has presented itself to host Sir Elton John at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens as part of his ‘Under African Skies’ tour on the 24th March this year.
The legendary superstar (who will be joined on stage by long-time collaborator and renowned percussionist, Ray Cooper) will perform against the magical backdrop of Table Mountain in a relaxed, picnic style setting that has made Kirstenbosch world famous.

As a consequence of this exciting development, the Paarl performance which, was originally scheduled for the 28th March will be replaced by this new show at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the 24th March 2010. Those fans that have already purchased tickets to the Paarl concert will have hassle-free entry to Kirstenbosch by simply presenting their existing ticket to security at the gates. And should any of these existing ticket holders be unable to make the new date, they are eligible for a full refund upon presentation of their ticket at any Computicket outlet in the city.

Elton John’s musical career spans for over four decades. He was the biggest pop superstar of the early 70’s and forty years later remains one of the most entertaining, charismatic and energetic musicians and performers on the planet. 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’. Be sure not to miss this incredible showman in a relaxed, picnic- style setting – ‘LIVE, Under African Skies’.

Tour Itinerary

Johannesburg
Sunday 21st March 2010 Emmarentia Botanic Gardens Tickets R501

Cape Town
Wednesday 24th March 2010 Kirstenbosch Gardens Tickets R501

Port Elizabeth
Friday 26th March 2010 NMMU Sports Fields Tickets R399

Tickets available from Computicket, www.computicket.com, 083 915 8000

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember him throwing a hissy-fit and just walking off stage at the opening of the Palace of the Lost City in 93 (because of the insects) and leaving all of us fans just standing there? Won't be going to see him again soon.