(Apr 29, 2010) There are still plenty of tickets available for the July 10 Elton John concert at Copps Coliseum. But don't expect them to last long.
Tickets for the Rocket Man -- Greatest Hits Live concert went on sale Monday. As of yesterday afternoon, there were about 2,000 tickets available for the 13,500-capacity show.
Four years ago, when John last performed at Copps Coliseum, the concert was sold out within days. That performance stands as the second-highest-grossing concert in the arena's history, raking in $1.76 million. Only Bruce Springsteen's 2008 concert earned more cash ($1.96 million).
John's summer tour has already sold out venues in Kingston and Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, as well as Kelowna and Prince George in British Columbia.
John is bringing his five-piece band that includes longtime sidemen Davey Johnstone on guitar and Nigel Olsson on drums.
Tickets for the Elton John concert can be purchased at Copps Coliseum box office, on line at ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 905-527-7666. They range in price from $81.50 to $165.50, including service charges.
Copps Coliseum will also host the American Idol summer tour for the second year in a row. The American Idol Top 10 will stop in Hamilton on July 5. Ticket details have not yet been announced for that show.