Elton John with special guests 2Cellos
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“The Bitch Is Back, John reclaims the night as his own….. Very much the master of ceremonies…. He dives into the feisty honky-tonk of his early career…. His band and its ebullient gospel-schooled backing singers whip up a southern soul fervour….”
Sir Elton John, undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world, has announced that very special guests 2CELLOS will join him for his forthcoming live show this summer.
Classically trained musicians 2CELLOS have performed together since January 2011 and in that time have become internet sensations, and have landed a major record deal and management contract whilst being taken under the wing of Elton John.
Last summer Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser joined Elton John and his band as they toured the world. This year they have also performed as his special guests, opening the show with performances including music from Tchaikovsky to Michael Jackson to Nirvana. This will be their first ever performance in Newcastle and one that is likely to lead to many more visits.
"Performing live gives us the chance to share our passion and energy for music with the audience. We look forward to doing that across the UK."
The concert will take place at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on Wednesday 13th June 2012. The fully reserved seated concert will give thousands of fans the opportunity to dance and sing along to his much-loved songs.
Elton John said:“This October I played my 3000th live concert, and I am still as excited about playing live as I was when my career began – in fact probably more so. I have played Newcastle many times since my first concert there in 1971 at the City Hall, and the audiences have always been fantastic. So I’m looking forward to returning next summer – you can expect a night of hit songs, singing, dancing and lots of fun!”
As one of the greatest and most successful live artists, his spectacular stage shows continue to leave the competition standing! Elton will perform over two hours of hits from an incredible back catalogue, including such classics as ‘Bennie and The Jets’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and ‘Your Song’.
With a career that spans five decades, Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. Along with his long-term lyricist Bernie Taupin, Elton has achieved 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and has sold an amazing 250-million records worldwide. He has been awarded numerous Grammy, Oscars, Ivor Novello and Brit Awards, as well as a knighthood from the Queen.
With a career that has kept him at the top of the charts for over 40 years, his lifework has amalgamated into more than that of just a recording artist. Through a partnership with lyricist Tim Rice came the music for both the feature film and Broadway stage production of ‘The Lion King.’
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Elton also wrote the music for the stage production of ‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’ and more recently for the box office smash, ‘Gnomeo & Juliet.’ And just last year, Elton forged a collaboration with his long-time musical hero, Leon Russell, on the T Bone Burnett produced album, ‘The Union’.
His most recent project opened in September in Las Vegas with the return of Elton to The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, with a brand new show, ‘The Million Dollar Piano’, billed as “a gargantuan feast of music and imagery“. The Million Dollar Piano is set for a three-year residency at The Colosseum, and Elton’s second as a Caesars Palace headliner.
On October 8th this year, Elton celebrated his 3000th live concert since he began touring in 1969.
Please click here to view a review of Elton's recent Taunton concert.
Please note tickets are limited to 6 per person.