Elton John and his band will perform for the first time ever in Allentown at PPL Center on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8 p.m. as part of a nine-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 album Wonderful Crazy Night.
The public on-sale will begin Friday, April 8 at Noon.
“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 there 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.
“We are truly honored to host Sir Elton John, who is one of the most successful performers of all time,” said Spectra’s Gunnar Fox, GM of PPL Center. “In a short amount of time, PPL Center has been very fortunate to host some incredible names in the music industry, and we are thrilled to welcome Sir Elton to Allentown.”
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.