Elton John and his band are back in France this winter, playing their only concert in this region at the Zenith Omega in Toulon.
After releasing Wonderful Crazy Night earlier this year, the 33rd album of his long and prolific career, famed songwriter and pianist Elton John has been touring the US and Europe for much of 2016 in support of this new offering. Whilst he may perform a few new songs on stage, fans will also have a chance to hear some of his most iconic tunes such as Your Song, Crocodile Rock and Rocket Man.
The flamboyant singer remains one of the top-selling solo artists on the music scene, having sold more than 250 million records worldwide and scored 29 consecutive Top 40 Hits. Since he started his career back in 1969, Sir Elton has played over 4,000 concerts the world over, and still holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold over 37 million copies.
At 69, he shows no signs of slowing down, even though he recently declared that from here-on-in he wants to spend more time with his family. He and longtime partner David Furnish have two young sons, now 5 and 3, and this new tour is a way for the Tiny Dancer singer to thank his fans “who have been so faithful over the decades”.
Sir Elton’s band features Nigel Olson (part of the original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with the singer in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards, and Matt Bissonette on bass.
Elton John and his band play the Zenith Omega in Toulon on Friday, 9th of December at 8:00pm. Tickets range in price from 67,50 € to 221,50 € and can be purchased in all the usual outlets or reserved online.
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All images courtesy Elton John website