Elton John & his Band, Eden Sessions, Eden Project, Cornwall, Wednesday June 17 2015
Elton John and his band will play a second Eden Sessions concert next summer due to a huge demand for tickets.
Eden had already announced that the superstar singer would be playing on Tuesday June 16. After tickets sold out in just a few hours of general sale on Friday, a second concert has now been added for the following evening, Wednesday June 17.
Eden’s Marketing Director Rita Broe said today: “We’ve had an amazingly positive response to the news of Elton John returning to play in Cornwall for the first time in 30 years and appearing for the first time at Eden. The demand for tickets for the June 16 Session has been overwhelming.
“We are thrilled to announce that Elton can play a second Session on the following evening. We are certain his fans will be as delighted as we are at the prospect of double the number being able to see him perform. Two magical nights of Elton at Eden coming up!”
The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly-acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition.
Elton John’s band includes Nigel Olsson on drums, part of Elton's original three-piece band, as well as Davey Johnstone on guitar who joined the band in 1972 , Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
Tickets for the June 17 concert go on sale tomorrow, Monday December 15, at 4pm. Call 01726 811972 for tickets or visit www.edensessions.com for more information.
Members of the Eden Sessions Inside Track club can buy tickets for the June 17 Elton John Eden Session from 10am tomorrow, Monday December 15. A pair of tickets will be reserved for each Inside Track member until 3pm on Thursday (December 18).
Undeniably one of the most acclaimed and adored artists of all time, Elton’s spectacular stage shows are sought after by audiences worldwide. Since his career began in 1969 he has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries.
Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold 33 million copies. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.
Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.” Elton has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognises the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture.
Tickets to the Elton John Eden Session cost £65 plus £5 booking fee.
For more information, see www.edensessions.com. To buy tickets, call 01726 811972.