Elton John Under African Skies



Elton John returns to South Africa in March 2010 on his exciting solo tour 'Under African Skies" with Durban, PE, Cape Town and Johannesburg events. Talk Radio 702, East Coast Radio, Algoa FM and 94.5 Kfm proudly present the return of Elton John. The legendary superstar will be joined in four relaxed, picnic style concerts by long-time collabortor and renowned percussionist, Ray Cooper. Be sure not to miss this iconic performance live at the Emmarentia Botanic Gardens, - Johannesburg on Sunday 21s March, Wednesday 24th March at the outer fields of the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, Friday 26th March at the NMMU Sportsfields, South Campus, Port Elizabeth and lastly at the Val De Vie Wine and Polo Estate in the picturesque Paarl/Franschhoek valley on Sunday 28th March 2010. Elton John's musical career spans for over four decades. He was the biggest pop superstar of the early 70's and forty years later remains one of the most entertaining, charismatic and energetic musicians and performers on the planet. Be sure not to miss this incredible showman in a relaxed, picnic-style setting - "LIVE, Under African Skies".

Elton John's musical career:

Elton John released his first album 'Empty Sky' in 1970, this was soon followed by the self titled 'Elton John' album, which included the tracks were 'Border Song' and the classic 'Your Song'. This provided Elton with his first UK hit, reaching number Two on the charts, and thereby announcing the emergence of a major talent. Working with fellow songwriter Bernie Taupin they made an astonishing fourteen albums between 1970- 1976. Amongst these, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was the first album ever to enter the Billboard Chart at Number One. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, with its string of American Number One hit singles and unbroken two month run at the top of the Billboard Top 100, became an all-time classic. To date he has sold over 200 million records worldwide and had a multitude of hits including 'Rocket Man', 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' and 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me'. He has also had success in film when he composed 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' for Disney's The Lion King, which won him both a Grammy and an Academy Award. Elton has gone onto compose various musical scores including Aida, Lestat and the award winning musical Billy Elliot, which has played to well over 2.5 million people in London, Sydney and in New York where it recently won 10 Tony awards including Best Musical.

Tour Itinerary:

Johannesburg Event: Sunday 21st March 2010 Emmarentia Botanic Gardens, Johannesburg R501 Durban Event: Wednesday 24th March 2010 Moses Mabhida Outer Fields, Durban R399 Port Elizabeth Event: Firday 26th March 2010 NMMU Sportsfields South Campus, Port Elizabeth R399 Cape Town Event: Sunday 28th March 2010 Val De Vie Wine and Polo Estate, Franschhoek/Paarl Valley, Cape Town R501
Websitewww.computicket.com
VenueSouth Africa: Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town
Contact PersonComputicket
Emailinfo@computicket.com
Telephone+27 (0)11 340 8000
ProvinceGauteng
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