Elton John (SHOW CANCELLED, SEE NEWS SECTION)
Saturday October 24th 2009
- Doors Open:
£55, £75 and a limited premium seats priced at £100
ELTON JOHN'S CONCERT IN NEWCASTLE TONIGHT IS CANCELLED
With great regret Elton John has been forced to cancel his concert tonight (Saturday 24 October) at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.
Doctors visited Elton this morning and confirmed that his Flu symptoms have not improved overnight.
Elton, who cancelled yesterdays concert in Sheffield, had hoped that a nights rest would have meant he could perform The Red Piano in Newcastle for the first time. However, upon medical advice Elton has been advised that he cannot perform tonight.
A spokesperson for Elton John commented: "Elton is bitterly disappointed at missing tonight's Red Piano concert in Newcastle , it remains one of his favourite areas in the country to perform, the crowds are always great music fans and not being able to this special show for Newcastle is upsetting."
Concert promoters Marshall Arts ask ticket holders for Newcastle to retain their tickets. A further announcement regarding the concert will be made at 1pm on Monday 26 October 2009.
"Nothing can disguise piano man's greatness...a two hour journey of his catalogue of hits" Evening Times
"Glam Slam Elt" Daily Mirror
"Elton John remains one of the worlds genuine superstars" Daily Telegraph
Elton John will bring his outrageous Las Vegas Show The Red Piano to the North East of England later this year, making a much anticipated return to The Metro Radio Arena on Saturday October 24th 2009.
'The Red Piano' show, conceptualised and designed by acclaimed photographer and good friend of Elton, David LaChapelle, has been running at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas to packed houses since 2004. Sir Elton brought the show to London's O2 Arena in September 2007, to rave reviews, as part of his 60th birthday celebrations and to mark 40 years of touring. He returned last year to perform in Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and a spectacular New Years Eve performance at The O2 in London, broadcast live on ITV.
The larger-than-life set, complete with Elton's iconic Yamaha red grand piano, has been designed to reflect Elton's flamboyance alongside his peerless musicianship. The theme throughout The Red Piano is love, symbolised by the colour red and articulated through the songs and state-of-the art effects and high-end imagery.
During the shows, audiences will be treated to live performances of the phenomenal back catalogue of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, including hits such as Rocket Man, Yellow Brick Road and Candle In The Wind.
Elton John said:
"It's fantastic to see how British audiences react to the Red Piano. The show is stuffed with hits, it's brash, bright and colourful. Over the past five years we have played over 200 Red Piano shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and every single one has been an event - the band and I have had a ball!
Tickets will go on sale 10am Thursday 16th April 2009
Preview the Red Piano Show