3 December 2014
Elton John & his band to perform at Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay
Elton John and his band will visit Colwyn Bay on Saturday 6 June 2015 at Eirias Stadium as part of his European tour. This will be Elton’s first ever performance in north Wales.
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 original member Nigel Olsson on drums, as well as Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
“My band and I are very excited about bringing the show to Colwyn Bay. While this will be my first show in north Wales, I have always been knocked out by the reception I have received in Wales ever since my first show there in June of 1976, and I am certain this will be just as memorable. I look forward to seeing everyone at the show at the Eirias Stadium, and I am sure we will all have a fantastic time.”
Cllr Graham Rees, Conwy Council’s Cabinet Member for Tourism, Marketing and Leisure said:
“We’re thrilled and very excited that Eirias will be part of Elton John’s European Tour.
Elton is an international artist of the highest calibre and we’re delighted to welcome him and his band to north Wales. Eirias Stadium is a key venue for major events in the region and we know there will be lots of enthusiasm and excitement shown by people of all ages for this concert.”
The event is supported by the Principality Building Society, whose North Wales Regional Manager David Critcher commented:
"North Wales is a very important area for us with branches and agencies on high streets right across the region. Principality is very much looking forward to welcoming Elton John to Eirias Stadium next June and we are confident that our Members and customers will enjoy this opportunity of seeing one of the UK's biggest stars on their doorstep.”
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 recognizes 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.
Full Event Ticket Details:
SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015
24hr credit card hotline 0844 847 2441
Online at ticketmaster.co.uk
Venue Cymru Box Office hotline 01492 872 000
Online at venuecymru.co.uk
For Hospitality Packages call 029 20 100 918
For more information visit: marshall-arts.com, eltonjohn.com