All hits, all night live
March 16, 2011 — March 20, 2011 at Madison Square Garden
Elton John and his band will appear in concert at Madison Square Garden, on Wednesday, March 16th, 8PM, performing their "Greatest Hits Live" concert, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton's incredible five-decade career.
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Elton John's band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. One of the most successful live acts on the road today, Elton and his band put on the kind of concert you will never forget: the entire audience standing, dancing and singing along with much-loved classic songs such as "Your Song", "Daniel", "Rocket Man", "Bennie and the Jets" and many more including selections from The UNION, Elton and Leon Russell's critically acclaimed album on Decca Records available now. The album features a variety of musical genres from R&B, Soul, Gospel, Pop and Rock. Rolling Stone Magazine gave The UNION 5 STARS.
"Elton John doesn't come to play Madison Square Garden. He comes to own it," said Jay Marciano, president, Madison Square Garden Entertainment. "Elton has the unique ability to make the Arena feel intimate like only few artists can do. His shows have a contagious energy and I have no doubt that Elton will rock The Garden once again for his record breaking 61st concert at MSG."
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind ", which sold 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.
Oklahoma musician Leon Russell chosen for Rock and Roll Hall of Famehttp://www.examiner.com/pop-culture-in-oklahoma-city/oklahoma-musician-leon-russell-chosen-for-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame
The National Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their 2011 class on Wednesday and Oklahoma music legend Leon Russell is one of the inductees.
The big names announced for the 2011 inductees were shock rocker Alice Cooper and crooner Neil Diamond.
Neil Diamond, whose known for songs like “America” and “Sweet Caroline,” is a first time nominee. Alice Cooper has been eligible for awhile but is just now getting in, a fact he said he understood with all the other great musicians still yet to hear their names called.
Bon Jovi was eligible for the first time this year but was passed over as were The Beastie Boys.
Leon Russell, a singer/songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been playing southern gospel music for over 50 years now. Over his illustrtious career, he has played with George Harrison and Joe Cocker.
In the last year, Elton John called Leon Russell and asked to record a collaborative album with him, produced by T Bone Burnett. The album was released on October 19, 2010 and hit No. 3 on the Billboard album charts.
Leon Russell is the sixth Oklahoma based music act to receive an induction into the National Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, following Woody Gutherie, Charlie Christian, Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys, Wanda Jackson and The Ventures.
The final names on the list include New Orleans singer Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits.
The ceremony will be held on March 14, 2011 in New York City and air on FUSE.