2016 has been a vintage year for Elton John: he released his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night to rapturous applause, and wowed audiences across the UK with his epic live show, which culminated in a headline performance at Hyde Park in London for BBC Radio 2.
From Longleat to Leicester, Edinburgh to Exeter, Elton John brought his unmistakable showmanship to the stage. The Guardian described how the Meadowbank Stadium show was “a hit parade of peerless pomp”, with the Herald observing “the maestro’s unbridled raison d’etre of showbiz classicist…sits somewhere between Liberace and Mozart”.
It was no different at the Lincolnshire Showground, where The Lincolnshire Echo simply declared, “when Sir Elton John came to Lincoln, Lincoln had one wonderful, crazy night”. In Liverpool, the Echo observed, “every song was note perfect, packed with the kind of energy that belies his years”
Now fans in Cambridgeshire can look forward to what will be one of the music events of the year as Elton John announces a show at the ABAX Stadium in Peterborough on the evening of Sunday 11th June, as part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Taking to the stage, Elton will perform songs from his latest studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’, as well as his most-loved hits from his stellar career.
On having Elton coming to perform, Alex Harris Commercial Manager for Peterborough United Football club commented:
“We are delighted to welcome one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time to the city of Peterborough. Elton John has achieved 38 gold and 27 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, Elton has played nearly 4,000 concerts in over 80 countries and we are thrilled that he will be the first artist to entertain fans at the ABAX Stadium in June 2017. We are looking forward to what promises to be a night to remember.”
An unmistakable name in the history of popular music, Elton John has done it all – and then some. From being awarded multiple Grammys and BRITs, and even an Oscar and a Tony Award, Elton has proven his universal acclaim. In addition to selling more than 250 million records worldwide, through his partnership with lyricist Tim Rice Elton wrote the music for the feature film and Broadway stage production of ‘The Lion King”.
Elton John has over 4,000 performances to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970. Having performed at several of the world’s most recognisable venues – including a pair of residencies at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Elton continues to be one of this country’s biggest pop-culture exports.
Elton John: Wonderful Crazy Night Tour
Sunday, 11 June 2017
ABAX Stadium, London Road Peterborough PE2 8AL
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