MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE AND LIVE LIMITED are now proud to announce the long-awaited return of Elton John and his highly acclaimed band back to the Singapore Indoor Stadium, this November 20th, 2011.
It has been more than three years since Elton John and Band last visited Singapore. The â€œRocket Man Tourâ€ marked a very special night here, with The Singapore Indoor Stadium completely SOLD OUT and NINE THOUSAND fans up on their feet for an unforgettable, one-night-only, three-hour rock nâ€™ roll extravaganza.
For Elton, putting together a â€œGreatest Hits Tourâ€ has always been a great passion, not least because heâ€™ll be joined on the road once again by his long-time band; Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson, Bob Birch, Kim Bullard and John Mahon, All dedicated and superbly talented musicians who have been playing alongside the piano man for many years.
Another highlight for 2011 are the four backing singers, which include the incredible Rose Stone (Sly And The Family Stone) together with Lisa Stone, Tata Vega and Jean Witherspoon. Their stunning harmonies will light up every corner of the stadium this November. This will be the first time that 2CELLOS will join the ensemble. The young Croatian duo, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser recently took YouTube by storm, quickly landing a recording deal with Sony Music.
Eltonâ€™s most recent studio album â€œThe Unionâ€, released by Universal Music in October 2010 was recorded with Eltonâ€™s long-time musical idol and worldrenowned pianist and songwriter, Leon Russell. â€œThe Unionâ€ sees the duo and a glittering array of guests get back to the nitty-gritty of what they love about rock nâ€™ roll. For Elton, working with Russell had been a life-long ambition. â€œWhen I started, he was my idol, mentor and everything I wanted to be as a song-writer.â€ says Elton. â€œIn the last third of my life, I want to make records that I really want to make.â€
To mark over forty years of chart topping success, Universal Music Singapore will be re-launching Eltonâ€™s entire music catalogue on CD and DVD, as well as digital downloads via online music stores.
Over his 40 year career, Elton John has won an impressive 5 Grammy Awards, he has sold over 250 million albums worldwide and continues to perform more than 100 shows a year, placing him squarely among the top 10 best-selling artists in music history. In addition to being the most successful rock pianist in the world, he oversees an artist-management company. And his AIDS foundation has raised more than US$220 million since 1992 and benefits programs in 55 countries. The sales of the song â€œCandle In The Windâ€ in 1997 raised over US$40 million for the charity, following the death of his friend Diana, Princess of Wales.
The next few months in Eltonâ€™s diary are packed and include sixteen nights performing his brand new show â€œMillion Dollar Pianoâ€ at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
â€œSaturday Nightâ€™s Alright (for Fighting)â€, â€Rocket Manâ€, â€œLevonâ€ and â€œYour Songâ€ are just a handful of hits we can look forward to hearing here in Singapore this November â€“ itâ€™s sure to be another unforgettable night of music. Don’t miss this One-Night-Only opportunity to hear one of the worldâ€™s greatest performers when Elton John and his band return with the Greatest Hits Tour this November.
Presented by Marina Bay Sands
20 Nov 2011
Approx 3 hrs
Singapore Indoor Stadium
TICKET PRICE (EXCLUDE BOOKING FEE)
Standard – S$498, S$348, S$248, S$188, S$148, S$108