Elton John set to perform in Harrogate

For one night only next summer, one of the most famous and successful recording artists in the world, Elton John, is bringing his band to Harrogate. This unforgettable live show will take place in the main ring at the Great Yorkshire Showground the Yorkshire Event Centre on Tuesday June 5th, the extended Bank Holiday weekend to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

The outdoor concert will take place in a fully reserved arena that has been specially created to give the thousands of fans attending to both sing and dance along with his much loved repertoire. The concert is expected to finish at around 9pm, which gives those attending the chance to get home in good time, considering this is the last day of that Bank Holiday weekend and many will be returning to work on the Wednesday.

Elton John said:

“The first time I played in Yorkshire was in August 1970 at the Yorkshire Jazz Folk and Blues Festival near Halifax. Anyone who was there will probably remember the terrible weather rather than the music!  Since then I’ve played Leeds and Bradford several times, and last year Scarborough for the first time, but I’ve never played in Harrogate before. So I’m looking forward to my first summer visit to this famous English spa town, and you can expect a night of hit songs, dancing and fun – whatever the weather!”

Elton will become the first ever artist to play the Yorkshire Event Centre, Heather Parry, Managing Director said:

“We are delighted to be hosting what will be an absolutely amazing concert at the showground. Although in the past we’ve welcomed several world leaders, including Bill Clinton, a concert of this calibre will be a first for us.

Apart from being wonderful news for the region’s music lovers, it will also assist us in continuing our charitable work supporting the farming and rural communities across the North of England.”

As one of the greatest and most successful live artists, Elton’s spectacular stage shows continue to leave the competition standing! His live performance of over two hours will comprise many hits from an incredible back catalogue, including such classics as ‘Bennie and The Jets’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and ‘Your Song’.

Tickets for this show will go on sale Friday 2nd December at 10am.

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.’

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 8 this year, Elton celebrated his 3000th live concert since he began touring in 1969.

Full Event Ticket Details:

Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Tuesday 5 June

Reserved seat tickets are priced £80 and £55. Premium tickets are also available.

(Tickets sold subject to booking fee)

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