Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

To all my readers and followers out there, thanks so much for your support throughout 2012. It has been an incredible year full of surprises and amazing moments.

Elton & David Give Hearing to 400

Sir Elton John and David Furnish visited the Philippines last week to give the gift of hearing to more than 400 children and adults in need.

Elton Coming to Italy (Solo), Belo Horizonte Brazil

Elton and the band will play an extra concert in Brazil on March 9 at Belo Horizonte, Mineirão.

Elton will also perform a solo concert in Italy on July 9 at Barolo (Cuneo), Piazza Colbert.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

T Bone & Elton Recording More Tracks for The Diving Board in January

What's the current status of Elton John's The Diving Board record?
We're gonna record some more songs in January, I think.

Third Show Added in Paris, Salzburg Gig Announced

Elton and the band will play a concert at Salzburgarena, Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 7:30 PM

Sir Elton John, the star with more than 3,000 performances around the world to his name, is back after 13 years of absence in the mythical Olympia! Following the success of his two concerts on 9 and 10 December 2013, Elton John will perform his greatest hits also on 11 December 2013 at the Olympia!

Monday, December 17, 2012

2Cellos Leave the Band, Not at Bangkok Concert

The 2Cellos left Elton's band as announced earlier and were not at the Thailand concert. The Taiwan show was their last together. Stay tuned to see if they still appear together for the Million Dollar Piano series.

Check out the video above to see Elton wearing a jacket very similar to the one I made.

Reminder: Calendar Orders Close Dec 21

If you are interested in ordering a copy of my Elton John & His Band Live in Australia 2012 Souvenir Calendar 2013 - please place your order by sending an email to by Friday December 21. All payments must be received by Saturday December 22 in order to be a part of the final shipment of stock on January 2.

Unfortunately, no orders will be accepted if payment is not recieved by December 22.

For pricing and shipping information see my post on December 2nd.

Rock Band Adds 3 Elton Tracks

Harmonix today announced that a three-pack of songs from Elton is headed to the Rock Band™ Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Elton Catches Teen Boy Band Bar Gig

Elton John was among audience members at a tiny pub gig for hotly-tipped Irish newcomers The Strypes tonight (December 16).

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Elton Features on Peace One Day Album

Both Elton and 2CELLOS performed at the Peace One Day concert on September 21, 2012, at London’s Wembley Arena. To celebrate the Global Truce 2012 campaign, Peace One Day has today launched The Very Best of Global Truce 2012, an iTunes album including live tracks from their London 2012 Festival concerts.

Elton Sends His Love to Lily-Mae

It's been a hectic couple of weeks for everybody involved in Tiny Dancer: A Song For Lily-Mae. The charity single tops the Irish singles charts for the second week running. For Stephen Macken though, it's been a project that started with a devastating phone call in June of this year. Stephen is a close friend of Lily-Mae's parents Judith Sibley and Leighton Morrison, and the news that their four-year old daughter was suffering from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare and extremely aggressive childhood cancer of the nervous system, hit really hard with Stephen.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Elton Coming to Ireland, 2 More Shows for France

Elton is one of the first artists to be announced for next summer’s Live At The Marquee concerts in Cork, Ireland. Elton and the band return to Cork for the ninth year of this renowned concert series on 23 June, 2013.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Elton Loves China, Wants to Play a Charity Gig Soon

Following his concerts in China, Elton is now heading to South East Asia for more shows, starting with The Philippines for a concert in Manila today, Saturday.

During November and December, Elton played five memorable concerts in China: in Shanghai, Beijing, twice in Hong Kong and in Guangzhou.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

3 Shows Confirmed for Brazil

Three concerts in 2013 have been announced for Elton and the band in Brazil.
They are:

February 27, 2013, 8.30pm, Jockey Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 5, 2013, 9pm, Zequinha Stadium, Porto Alegre, Brazil
March 8, 2013, 9.30pm, Centro de Convenções Internacional De Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.

A Chat with Nigel

When Elton John performs on Dec. 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, take note of the guy who will play the drums. His name, Nigel Olsson, may not ring a bell to most young music fans, but he’s acknowledged for his vital role when Elton first came to the United States in August 1970.

My Videos From The Aussie Tour

Check out my clips from the 2012 tour below:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Elton Opening Leeds Arena

Music superstar Sir Elton John is ready to raise the roof at the new Leeds Arena.

Elton Might Perform 'Empty Garden' in Manila, GBYBR Anniversary Show Being Considered

John and Taupin collaborated on a tribute song for the late John Lennon called "Empty Garden (Hey, Hey Johnny)" and released in 1982. He and Lennon were close friends in the 70s and he even joined in recording the latter's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" single which eventually became a number one hit.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Elton's AIDS Interview for Chinese TV

If anyone needed confirmation that Tibet and Ai Weiwei are on completely different levels of sensitivity; CCTV have interviewed Elton John just days after he controversially dedicated his Beijing concert to the dissident artist. In stark contrast to the fallout that followed Bjorks 2009 'Tibet' chants, Elton does not seem to have spent much time at all in the naughty corner. The Global Times, which condemned John's Ai dedication whilst accurately predicting that "the news caused by Elton John was only fleeting", will have mixed feelings.

Suicidal Louis Walsh Helped by Elton John

Pop mogul awarded €500,000 over bogus sex-assault slur tells Niamh Horan how a phone call gave him new hope

LOUIS Walsh has opened up for the first time about an unexpected phone call from Elton John which he credits with saving his life.

"Elton gave me hope. He told me to fight," he said.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Order Your 2013 Elton John Calendar Now

To celebrate 40 years of Rocket Man and Elton's 2012 tour of Australia, is releasing an exclusive 2013 souvenir calendar. The 12 month spiral bound wall calendar features photography by Paul Jelicich taken at all seven concerts on the Australian tour (Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Launceston).  If you purchased last year's tour compendium you will see the quality of my photos and the printing finish.