Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Elton Coming to Peru, Blossom OH
British singer Elton John is likely to perform in Lima on September 1st for the reopening of Peru’s Estadio Nacional (National Stadium).
“The entrepreneurs have booked the stadium for September 1st for Elton John’s mega concert. This show will mark the reopening of the stadium for concerts and it is going to be great. Everything indicates that the concert is already confirmed,” said a spokesman of the Peruvian Sports Institute (IPD).
Entrepreneur Jorge Fernandez noted that "the negotiations with Elton John are advanced. We hope that everything works out so that we can confirm this concert on Wednesday.”
Furthermore, Fernandez said that Elton John will visit other South American countries such as Argentina and Chile, according to Lima-based daily Peru21.
In turn, the President of the Peruvian Sports Institute Arturo Woodman said, without giving any specific detail, that a mega concert will definitely take place on September 1st at the newly reopened National Stadium.
“We are working on the contract for the concert, but we still haven’t received all the documents,” said Woodman who also expressed his wish to see the famous Irish band U2 performing in the country.
What do Lil Wayne, Elton John, blink-182 and My Chemical Romance have in common? Not much, other than the fact that all four acts have been added to the concert schedule at Blossom Music Center.
Rapper Lil Wayne headlines a show at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, with special guests Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd. Tickets, $20-$89.75, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8. Tickets, $36-$181, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11.
Rock bands blink-182 and My Chemical Romance are co-headlining the Honda Civic Tour, which makes a stop at Blossom at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, with Matt & Kim also on the bill. Tickets, $20-$69, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Une 10.
Tickets for all of these gigs will be sold through Ticketmaster, or charge by phone, 1-800-745-3000.