Elton John to return to Taunton in 2012

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Elton John to return to Taunton in 2012

Rocket man, Elton John to return to Taunton in 2012

Undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world, Elton John and his band will bring their unforgettable live show back to Taunton for one special night next summer.

The concert will take place at Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton on Sunday 3 June. The fully reserved seated concert will give thousands of fans the opportunity to dance and sing along to his much-loved songs.

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Elton John said: “Five years ago I played the County Ground and it was a fabulous event – a warm summer evening and a great Taunton crowd, who certainly knew how to have fun. This October I played my 3000th live concert, and I am still as excited about playing live as I was in 1969 when my career began  – in fact probably more so. So I hope you will all come back to the County Ground in June and we can carry on with the party!”

Elton will return to Taunton for the first time since 2006 when he performed to a sold out audience including Ian Botham.

Somerset Cricket Club Chief Executive, Guy Lavender, said: “Somerset County Cricket Club is delighted to welcome Elton John back to Taunton for what is sure to be another exceptional night of world class entertainment. Elton’s first visit in June 2006 was the biggest crowd ever at The County Ground and I know everyone at the Club is looking forward to his return.

Of course these events don’t happen without the assistance and support of many partners throughout Taunton, Somerset and the South West. I look forward to working with them all to deliver another great evening.”

As one of the greatest and most successful live artists, Elton John’s 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’.

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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 John 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 John 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 Elton celebrated his 3000th live concert since he began touring in 1969.

Full Event Ticket Details:

Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton
Sunday 3 June 2012
Reserved seat tickets are priced £85, £65 and £50. Premium tickets are also available.
(Tickets sold subject to booking fee)

Hotline numbers: 0844 847 2441, 0871 231 0835
On-line: www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.seetickets.com

For details on hospitality packages 0845 337 1875 or e-mail cheryld@somersetcountycc.co.uk

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