Sunday, August 5, 2012

Elton John coming to Launceston, Tasmania

Following the huge announcement last week that the Rocket Man himself, Sir Elton John, will be returning to our shores in November this year for shows in Perth, Canberra and Sydney to celebrate the landmark 40th anniversary of the release of the hit single, Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time), Chugg Entertainment can today confirm that another date will be added to this unique run of celebratory shows.

Forever the dynamic artiste, never shying away from taking his magic to different places, Elton John will be returning for the first time in five years to Launceston for a show on Tuesday 20 November at the Silverdome, this time with a full band.  The response to the announcement of his return has been so great that promoter, Chugg Entertainment, were getting calls from all corners of the country to bring Elton to their neck of the woods.  As a born and bred Launceston boy, Michael Chugg, thought it only right to add a hometown date to the tour run.  Chugg said, “I couldn’t be more excited about playing a part in bringing Elton to Launceston.  He performed there solo a few years back and blew the crowd away - I can’t even imagine how big it’s going to be with his awesome band!”

This tour coincides with the brilliant success that Elton is currently riding with the release of Good Morning To The Night, a collaborative album with Australian electro-pop duo, Pnau, that has rocketed to #1 on the UK Album charts.

Back in 2010, Elton John granted Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes access to his old masters spanning 1970 to 1976, the result is this much anticipated release which has already hit #1 on the UK charts.  With the release of Good Morning To The Night, comes the second official single from the album - the ironically upbeat and blissfully melodic Sad.  Already a Top 15 in the UK Airplay Chart, Sad includes elements from no less than five different Elton John classics, including the #1 hit, blended with a distinctive genius that can only be described as PNAU.  The album’s lead single Good Morning To The Night has been handpicked by as one of five official songs for the upcoming London Olympic Games.

Elton John’s stage will be opened by some very special guests, Croatian duo 2CELLOS supporting at all shows, and German chanteuse Schmidt in Canberra and Sydney only.  Gifted cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2CELLOS, first hit our shores last year bringing there dynamic dueling cello interpretations of Michael Jackson, Guns N Roses, U2, Coldplay and Kings of Leon, after having become an internet sensation when their reimagining of Jackson’s Smooth Criminal became a viral knockout receiving 5 million hits on YouTube within its first few weeks.

Berlin-born songstress, Schmidt, is set to open the stage in Canberra and Sydney, bringing her musical combination of 1920s jazz and modern pop.  At the tender age of 22, this modern-day Marlene Dietrich has been called a “pearl of pop noir” with her bohemian, coquettish ballads.

Be sure to join in the celebration of this landmark anniversary.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is awesome...looking forward to his concert....