05/05/2016 9:26 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elton John & his Band Come to
American Bank Center Arena October 8
Elton John brings the Wonderful Crazy Night Tour 2016
Corpus Christi, TX – Elton John and his band return to Corpus Christi, for one performance at the American Bank Center on Saturday, October 8th at 8 pm as part of an eight-city concert tour that will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his latest release Wonderful Crazy Night.
The public on-sale will begin Friday, May13th at 10 a.m.
“The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family and less time touring.” Said Elton. “I am all too aware of how precious the time ahead is. My sons are growing up so quickly. Their early years are just flying by and I want to be with them.
Elton John’s band features Nigel Olsson (part of Elton’s original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards and Matt Bissonette on bass.
One of the most successful artists on the road today, Elton and his band perform a concert you will never forget: the entire audience singing along to much-loved classic songs such as “Your Song”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, and many more.
“Elton John returning to Corpus Christi is a monumental event for South Texas!” said Jim Salamenta, general manager for American Bank Center. “In 2010, Elton made our venue come alive with excitement and put on the best show you could possibly ask for. This will be the concert of the year!”
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 records 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 ’97,” which sold over 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 13 AT 10 AM
Tickets will be available online at Ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets
or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
A service charge is added to each ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.
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