Saturday, February 5, 2011

Elton Coming to Spokane, Rochester


Elton John will play the Spokane Arena on April 8, along with his band, in a show called “Greatest Hits Live.”

Tickets go on sale Feb. 12, 10 a.m. through through TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com). Prices are $27, $77 and $137.

Elton John has appeared in the region three times: the Spokane Arena in 1999, Pullman (two shows) in 2008 and Yakima last April.

When he played Pullman, the show created at ticket frenzy at TicketsWest. The system crashed briefly a couple of times, but it didn’t prevent all 10,000 seats at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum from being snapped up within two hours. Another performance was subsequently added.

- Spocsman.com

Pop legend Sir Elton John returns to Rochester for an 8 p.m. April 23 show at the Blue Cross Arena at the Community War Memorial.

Unlike his previous appearance here, a 1999 solo show, the 63-year-old John will be accompanied by a band, including two of his longtime players, guitarist Davey Johnstone and drummer Nigel Olsson.

In addition to hits such as “Bennie and the Jets,” “Your Song” and “Rocket Man,” John will be performing music from his recent album with Leon Russell, The Union.

Tickets ($29, $79 and $139) go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at www.livenation.com, (800) 745-3000 and the box office at 1 War Memorial Way.

- Rocnow.com

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