Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Elton Coming to Charleston, WV & Nyon, Switzerland


Elton John and his band will return to Charleston this summer.


Elton John's 13-city tour will stop in Charleston on June 11 at the Charleston Civic Center. The show will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as a selection of new songs from his highly anticipated album, The Diving Board, according to the release.

“We are ecstatic to have entertainment icon Elton John coming to Charleston. When he was last here about 17 years ago it was one of the best concerts we have ever experienced and I am confident that our community will experience a memory for a lifetime if they are fortunate enough to attend this concert,” said John Robertson, General Manager of the Charleston Civic Center.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m.

- WSAZ

British pop legend Elton John is set to perform at the Paléo music festival in Switzerland for the first time this year, organizers announced on Tuesday.

John headlines an eclectic mix of musicians at the summer festival at Nyon in the canton of Vaud running from July 22nd to 27th.

Other British acts include singer-songwriter James Blunt and The Prodigy, while American rock groups 30 Seconds to Mars and The Black Keys are also in the lineup for the 39th festival, along with Belgian hip hop star Stromae.

John, who turned 67 last week, is slated to appear on July 24th at the Paléo festival.

Currently performing for most of this month at Caesar’s Palace in Los Vegas, the piano-playing singer is also scheduled to play elsewhere in Switzerland this summer at St. Gallen (on June 22nd).

The star this week announced a low-key wedding in May with his partner, filmmaker David Furnish after a change in British law to allow same-sex marriages.

He is making the Swiss appearances as part of a European tour starting in June and running to December.

Tickets go on sale for the Paléo festival on Wednesday.

- The Local

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