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Elton John - 1989-04-26 - Verona, Italy

Elton John, Rob Thomas team up for Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam

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Elton John sings during his final performance of “The Red Piano” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 22, 2009.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | 11:26 a.m.
Superstar entertainer Sir Elton John and Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas will headline Andre Agassi’s 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert Oct. 9 at the Wynn per an official announcement this morning from the tennis star’s Foundation for Education.
“Reaching our 15th Grand Slam is an incredible milestone, and the support we’ve gotten from both the artists and those involved with our foundation have made that possible,” Andre said in the press release. “We’re honored that Elton and Rob will headline this special anniversary night, ultimately helping us make a difference in the lives of Agassi Prep students.”
Since 1995, the Grand Slam has raised nearly $82 million, including $8 million from last year's 14th event, to support a movement that’s improving education. The event supports the foundation’s efforts to transform education and benefits the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a K-12 public charter school here in Las Vegas that strives to provide children with a first-class education. The tennis legend and philanthropist will host the 2010 Grand Slam for Children.
Now celebrating its 15th year, the Grand Slam brings together celebrities to build awareness and raise money for the foundation, which opened the Agassi Academy in 2001. Last year, the public charter school graduated its first senior class with 100 percent of graduates accepted into college.
Additional acts to be announced before Oct. 9 will join Elton and Rob under the musical direction of Grammy Award-winning producer, arranger and composer David Foster. The Grand Slam benefit includes a cocktail reception, a dinner, a live auction and a concert.

Elton John - 1989-04-26 - Verona, Italy

(FM broadcast mp3@192)

01. Sixty Years On
02. I Need You To Turn To
03. The King Must Die
04. Burn Down The Mission
05. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
06. Have Mercy On The Criminal
07. Funeral For a Friend Love Lies Bleeding (missing from download)
08. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
09. Philadelphia Freedom
10. Sad Songs
11. Kiss The Bride
12. A Word In Spanish
13. Mona Lisa's And Mad Hatters Part1 & 2
14. Nikita
15. Daniel
16. I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That
17. Candle In The Wind
18. Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting
19. Your Song
20. I'm Still Standing

Frustration for Elton John fan


Posted 11 hours ago

Mike Kennedy called it a must-see concert.
The problem for Kennedy, however, is that he won't see it.
The Harrowsmith resident drove into Kingston Friday and got in line at 3:45 a.m. to wait, in the wind and the cold, outside the K-Rock Centre to buy tickets for the Elton John concert on July 9.
Within minutes of the box office opening at 9 a.m., Kennedy, who was 37th in line, reached the window only to learn that the woman in front of him had purchased the last two of the 6,700 tickets.
"I feel like 5,000 people butted ahead of me, that 5,000 jumped ahead of the line," said Kennedy of those who were able to buy tickets online or over the phone within minutes of them going on sale. "They didn't endure what I did. I talked to a friend this morning: he had a good night's sleep, called at 9 a.m. and got two floor seats."
Kennedy doesn't begrudge those who buy tickets by computer or by phone -- he's attended a couple of concerts at the K-Rock Centre, including the Gordon Lightfoot show two weeks ago, with tickets purchased online by a friend.
"I've had several good experiences at the K-Rock Centre," said Kennedy.
His beef is why the venue advertises tickets for sale at the box office.
"You're giving false hope to people lining up," he said. "There were at least 400 to 500 lined up around the block.
"Why have any ticket sales to people in line? If you're going to have box office sales, set aside a block for people in line.

Concert Review

Elton John reinvents greatest hits at Huntington Center

Written by Michael Miller | Editor in Chief | If classic rock can be defined as songs you don’t like but know all the words to, Elton John’s catalog is overflowing with exceptions that debunk the rule: songs you may not realize you know but love as you find yourself singing along.
For nearly three hours during his April 25 “Rocket Man” concert at Huntington Center, John played extended jam versions of two dozen of his hits, from his 1970 debut “Your Song” to a new track set for release on a Leon Russel duet CD in October.
More than 8,000 fans screamed, applauded, sang and urged the 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member through a muscular set that showcased a violent workout on John’s Yamaha grand piano.
Elton John, photographed by Steve France
John’s vocal delivery is more staccato than during his glory days, with less elongation to stress lyrics, and, post-vocal chord surgery, he no longer reaches for the higher notes, but his performance was strong, clear and seemed to gain energy as the night wore on; his five band members took breaks at various points in the concert, but John never left the stage. John, dressed in a split-tail maestro jacket with an image of his white-suited self from “Greatest Hits” crawling out of a crocodile mouth, sang behind sunglasses bejeweled with “EJ” and a half-smile. He wasted little energy on between-song chatter, but he did walk the length of the stage several times, mouthing “thank you” to fans and acknowledging specific John-themed articles of clothing worn by those in the first few rows.
For $25, the company simfyLive provided a flash drive and Web link with the April 25 Toledo show in full. A post-concert listen to the sound board-quality mp3 files reveals a band in absolute perfect synch. Longtime John drummer Nigel Olsson and guitar virtuoso Davey Johnstone are not in the Rock Hall with John, but they deserve unquestioned consideration as two of rock’s most consistent and accomplished sidemen. Kim Bullard’s keyboards provided everything from synth effects on “Rocket Man” to harmonica for “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” stoic bassist Bob Birch maintained a rock-steady foundation with John’s piano and percussionist John Mahon provided flourishes that represented the only musical indulgences of the night.
Highlights included intense runs through “Tiny Dancer,” “Madman Across the Water” and “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” one of rock’s coldest break-up songs. A 14-minute version of “Rocket Man” brought the band together behind John in an alternatively baroque and rollicking jam that gave the radio staple new life.
John acknowledged the 14 years between his Toledo visits with an earnest end-of-show comment: “It’s not all about Chicago and L.A.; it’s about places like this, and coming here tonight was such a pleasure. You lifted us so high.”
Download the April 25 Toledo concert at the Web site

Elton John Live in Grand Rapids, MI 24-4-2010 [MP3]

01 - Funeral For A Friend - Love Lies Bleeding
02 - Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting
03 - Levon
04 - Madman Across The Water
05 - Tiny Dancer
06 - Philadelphia Freedom
07 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
08 - Daniel
09 - Rocket Man
10 - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
11 - Someone Saved My Life Tonight
12 - Take Me To The Pilot
13 - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
14 - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
15 - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
16 - Candle In The Wind
17 - You're Never To Old To Love Somebody
18 - Honky Cat
19 - Burn Down The Mission
20 - Benny And The Jets
21 - The Bitch Is Back
22 - I'm Still Standing
23 - Crocodile Rock
24 - Your Song
25-Circle of Life


Elton John Live in Seattle 31-8-1973 [MP3]

01 - Intro
02 - Elderberry Wine
03 - Your Song
04 - High Flying Bird
05 - Honky Cat
06 - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
07 - Hercules
08 - Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
09 - Madman Across The Water
10 - Teacher I Need You
11 - Have Mercy On The Criminal
12 - All The Young Girls Love Alice
13 - Daniel
14 - Funeral For A Friend-Love Lies Bleeding
15 - Band Introduction
16 - Crocodile Rock
17 - Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
18 - Honky Tonk Women

Elton John, Rob Thomas headline Andre Agassi benefit

Elton John and Rob Tomas will headline Andre Agassi's 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert Oct. 9 at Wynn Las Vegas.
The annual concert, presented by The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, supports efforts to transform education and benefits the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a K-12 public charter school in Las Vegas, according to a press release.
John and Thomas will be joined by additional yet-to-be-announced "top-name" talent under the musical direction of Grammy-winning producer, arranger and composer David Foster.
Since 1995, the Grand Slam has raised nearly $82 million to support Agassi's vision of providing children with a first-class education, organizers claim.
The evening will include a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live auction and the benefit concert.

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