Elton John & His Band return to Houston on Friday, May 1 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman as part of the “All The Hits” tour. 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 remastered album, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
"It has been over a decade since Sir Elton played The Pavilion and we cannot wait to have Elton John & His Band back in 2015. It's a great way to kick off the next 25 years of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion." announced Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. Visit Ticketmaster.com for more information.
Elton’s now with two albums entering the Billboard Hot 100, his latest studio album, The Diving Board, features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin and returns Elton to the piano, bass and drums lineup that marked the artist’s introduction to worldwide audiences more than 40 years ago. As he explains, “I’m incredibly excited about every aspect of this album: The performances, T Bone Burnett’s production, Bernie’s lyrics and the songs we’ve created. The Diving Board is the album I’ve been waiting to make for decades.”
The Diving Board and the 40th Anniversary re-release of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road are available on EltonJohn.com and at record outlets everywhere, including Amazon.com and iTunes.
Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, 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 ’97,” which sold 37 million copies. He also holds the record for most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, with his newest single, "Home Again" marking his 69th entry. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide. John 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.