KUALA LUMPUR, 17 October 2011 – Tune Live, the entertainment arm of Tune Group, is proud to announce the long-awaited tour by Elton John and his highly acclaimed band to the Arena of Stars, Genting, this November 22nd, 2011. Tune Live is the promoter for the concert.
For Elton, putting together a “Greatest Hits Tour” has always been a great passion, not least because he’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 arena 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.
Elton’s most recent studio album “The Union”, released by Universal Music in October 2010 was recorded with Elton’s long-time musical idol and world-renowned pianist and songwriter, Leon Russell. “The Union” sees the duo and a glittering array of guests get back to the nitty-gritty of what they love about rock n’ roll. For Elton, working with Russell had been a life-long ambition. “When I started, he was my idol, mentor and everything I wanted to be as a song-writer.” says Elton. “In the last third of my life, I want to make records that I really want to make.”
To mark over forty years of chart topping success, Universal Music Malaysia will be re-launching Elton’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 “Candle In The Wind” in 1997 raised over US$40 million for the charity, following the death of his friend Diana, Princess of Wales
Elton has traveled the world performing his iconic and evergreen songs for his fans across the globe such as London, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Croatia, Abu Dhabi, Turkey and Indonesia, just to name a few. The next few months in Elton’s itinerary are packed and include sixteen nights performing his brand new show “Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting)”, ”Rocket Man”, “Levon” and “Your Song” are just a handful of hits we can look forward to hearing here in Malaysia this November – it’s sure to be another unforgettable night of music.
Don’t miss this One-Night-Only opportunity to hear one of the world’s greatest performers when Elton John and his band perform the Greatest Hits Tour this November. Tickets are on sale from today, Monday 17th October via AirAsiaRedTix (www.airasiaredtix.com).