Thursday, June 30, 2011

Elton Creates His Own Management Company

Elton John has revealed more details of his “all-encompassing” music company Rocket Music Entertainment Group.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

How Matt Herr Incorporates Cellists Into The Live Mix

Elton John is once again out on the road, supported by his full band and, this time, additional musicians. His links with Yamaha go much further than his piano, with the company's mixing consoles a long-term fixture on his live shows.

Friday, June 24, 2011

White Tie & Tiara Ball 2011

Elton John has opened the doors of his mansion in Windsor, Berkshire for his annual celeb-filled White Tie and Tiara Ball.

Among the guests were Liz Hurley and boyfriend Shane Warne.

Elton Needs Your Help

Please CLICK HERE to sign the petition

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has been following with great concern the development of a proposal by the Florida Department of Health to reduce the income eligibility requirements for the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). If enacted, this proposal would eliminate access to life-saving medicine for thousands of low-income, HIV-positive Floridians.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

George Michael Performing for Elton John AIDS Foundation

Sir Elton John has thanked his pal George Michael after the singer announced he is handing over the proceeds from one of his upcoming tour dates to the Rocket Man's Aids charity.

Elton's Magical Piano On Show in Canada

It’s fairly quiet most days in the large exhibition hall of the Cantos Music Foundation in Calgary, but when a visiting musician steps through the doors, the place comes alive.

Elton to Play Saratoga Springs NY

Elton and the band will appear in concert on Sunday, September 4, at 8pm at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Saratoga Springs, NY, USA.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Camden NJ Concert Cancelled

Elton John's September 16, 2011 show at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ — tickets for which just went on sale on June 17, 2011 — has already been canceled, promoters Live Nation just announced.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Elton Appearing on Regis & Kelly This Thursday

Elton John will appear on Live! with Regis & Kelly this Thursday, June 23.

He is expected to perform too.

How To Build Elton's Stage in 12 Minutes

See how all the behind the scenes magic of putting together a large outdoor concert fits together to make a special afternoon with Sir Elton John.

This time lapse footage was filmed by Wayne Davies at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow.

- Shropshire Star

Monday, June 20, 2011

Elton John Confirms 2nd Lyric Theatre Concert

The ‘Rocket Man’ singer has announced he will play one more intimate style concert at Star City’s Lyric Theatre on Saturday, November 26.

The show complements an already sold-out performance at the same venue slated for the following day.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Elton John Live - 3rd Highest Grossing Tour

U2 have topped the list of the highest earning musicians over the last 12 months, with Bon Jovi and Elton John coming in second and third respectively.

Hot in Cleveland Star Wants Sir John

Hot in Cleveland star Valerie Bertinelli has revealed that she would like Elton John to cameo on the show.

The actress, who plays Melanie Hope Moretti, told TV Squad that she also wants the music icon to perform on the TV Land sitcom.

Tasmanian EJ Fan Buys Tour de Force Costume

Elton John fan Paul Rice has purchased Elton's custom made 1986 Tour de Force stage costume.

It is displayed in a perspex case in his “Elton” room at home in Tasmania, Australia.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elton Dedicates Concert to Memory of Ed

The family of a man who died of cancer say a Sir Elton John concert has lifted them "so much" after the pop music legend dedicated it to his memory.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Elton Coming to Clarkston MI

Elton John will return to the DTE stage for the first time in 22 years when he performs with his band Sept. 13 at the Clarkston amphitheater.

European Tour Begins On a Sour Note

At Elton's concert at Cardiff International Arena on June 8, the star announced that The Union would be his last record he will ever release.

"I can't face the time in the studio, followed by rounds of interviews and promotions anymore."

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 Union Documentary Coming to HBO

HBO Documentary Films has acquired the rights to the film "The Union," which follows the musical collaboration and friendship between Elton John and his longtime idol, Tulsa's own rock legend Leon Russell.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sir John Kicks Off European Tour

POP superstar Sir Elton John rocked Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre last night with a memorable show which left fans in raptures.

The legendary singer-songwriter wowed the sell-out 8,500 crowd with a dazzling performance that brought standing ovations from his adoring fans.

The 64-year-old defied the leaden skies to brighten up the venue with a string of massive hits during the two-and-a-half show. And he declared Scarborough a “wonderful” place to perform.

He said: “This is my first show of the summer in England and I couldn’t have asked for a better one.

“Thank you so much Scarborough, it was wonderful to be here.

“I have played all over the world but never at Scarborough and it has been a blast.”

Dressed in a sparkling black suit and purple shirt, Sir Elton flew into Scarborough direct from Venice after attending a major art exhibition with partner David Furnish and their son, Zachary.

After starting his set with a nostalgic return to his earliest work, he soon had fans jumping from their seats by belting out huge hits such as Candle in The Wind, Your Song, Sacrifice and Crocodile Rock, which had his followers dancing in the aisles.

And after performing his full setlist without a break, he impressed fans further by performing an encore of Circle of Life and I’m Still Standing, with fans taking over vocals, before signing autographs at the front of the stage.

After the show one fan, Audrey Wilson, of Newby, said: “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, to get someone like him in Scarborough is amazing.

“The show was just fantastic,” she added.


2Cellos Joining Elton for European Tour

On a hot Saturday afternoon at a secret location not far from London, caught up with The Elton John Band, complete with backing vocalists and a new addition for this tour, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser (better known as "2Cellos"), all hard at work rehearsing for this summer's UK and European Tour.

The tour kicks off this Wednesday with the first of two sold out shows at Cardiff's International Arena and then moves on to Glasgow's SECC before winding its way around much of the UK and into many parts of Europe.

For those of you lucky enough to be attending any of these shows over the next six weeks, you are definitely in for a real treat! As we left the studio we could hear the backing vocalists singing, "Are you ready?..."

The answer is, "YES!"


Dutch Concert Postponed to August

It remains unclear which artists will be present to give concert at the Royal Beach. The organization had announced on Tuesday that the festival, which includes Bryan Adams, Elton John and Golden Earring managed to snare is moved from June 4 to August 27.
Also, the location changed from the Malieveld Scheveningen in The Hague. The progress of the concert is "hampered by several issues of an operational nature", the organization gave as an explanation. "We had last minute problems, including the cooperation with local entrepreneurs."

Golden Earring into question the state of affairs. "We knew that something played, because the organization was unavailable for days." The rock band is "in principle" on August 27 action, while seeking clarification of the organization. "We are Fri Whether we do is half. We will see."

Bryan Adams did on Facebook at least know not to come late August. "Bryan is there not mentioned." Or Elton John is to appear, is unclear.

The organization is the final date of August 27, whether the musicians booked then or not. "We are managing all artists in dialogue, " says a spokesman. "If it appears that some can not, we look at alternatives." The Thursday zegspersoon hopes to have more clarity. "There's a lot going on, but we do not prematurely with half-answers."

Rather said the organization satisfied with the number of tickets sold, which is now over fifteen thousand. Last year in early March about twice as many tickets sold and 45,000 people eventually came to the shows. All tickets remain valid in any case.

- AP

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Tickets Still Available for Dunedin

Tickets remain for the Sir Elton John concert at Dunedin's still-under-construction Forsyth Barr Stadium on November 25.

Capital C: Concerts managing director Phil Sprey said yesterday "a couple of thousand" seats were still available for the first concert by an international performer at the stadium.

Mr Sprey was originally considering holding a second Sir Elton concert in the stadium, if demand had justified it.

However, public ticket sales for the concert opened the day after the Canterbury earthquake on February 22, which had "a terrible" effect on sales, he said.

"[But] losing a few sales is a hell of a lot better than losing your life."

Nearly half (45%) of the 30,000 seats sold so far have been bought in Dunedin, with another 20% from the Otago region, Mr Sprey said.

The North Island and top of the South Island accounted for 33% of sales, with the remaining 2% bought overseas, mostly in Australia and the United States. A recent reconnaissance of the stadium had been encouraging.

"As the promoter, we are extremely excited about the stadium as, when we visited and stood on the pitch, the atmosphere was a very intimate feel," Mr Sprey said.

"Unlike other New Zealand stadiums, the closeness of the seats to the pitch and the perception of distance made a unique impact, where even a seat as far away as the opposite end still had a close feel."

He was confident the remaining tickets, which were "mostly in the better sections", would sell out well before the concert. The concert was Sir Elton's first in the South Island for 20 years.


Elton Urges Florida to Save HIV Treatment

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Singer Elton John is urging Florida Gov. Rick Scott to protect a program that helps low-income HIV/AIDS patients get medication needed to control the virus.

John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, wrote to Scott on Tuesday after hearing the Department of Health was considering changes in income eligibility.

A department spokeswoman says there are no immediate plans to change the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, though it held hearings to discuss the possibility of lowering income requirements to participate.

In their letter, John and foundation Chairman David Furnish say lowering income eligibility could mean 1,600 people will no longer get help obtaining antiretroviral medication.

- Inquirer

Elton Not Hosting ARIA Awards

ELTON John has agreed to add a Sydney show to his tour at the end of the year but many of his most loyal fans in Sin City will miss out.

Instead of playing the larger Sydney Entertainment Centre where he holds the record for the amount of concerts, John will perform at the "intimate" Lyric Theatre at Star City.

About 2000 fans will enjoy the show, which is being billed as a "pre-tour opener" for $255 a ticket.

The timing of the tour has now ruled out the Rocket Man as host of the 25th anniversary of the ARIA Awards in mid-November.

No doubt he will still record a video message parodying his famous line at the first ARIA awards when he told the 500 industry types to never allow the event to be televised because it would stop being fun.

- Sydney Confidential

Zachary Looking Cute in Venice

They recently became the first gay couple to be shortlisted for Celebrity Dad of the Year.

And Elton John and David Furnish showed off their fine parenting skills as they took baby Zachary on a trip to Venice.

The proud parents cuddled and fussed over their chubby-cheeked five-month-old as they travelled across the Italian city.

The happy family's European trip will also include a visit to Spain and Portugal.

- Hello