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Elton Comes To Col U!

6 November 2013

Stadium to host its first ever concert.

Today the brilliant song craftsman has announced he will be performing three UK live dates in June next year, including a sensational event at the U's home venue.

Elton is undeniably one of the most acclaimed and adored solo artists of all time, instantaneously recognisable and cherished by his fans worldwide.

Colchester United are delighted to confirm that globally renowned artist Elton John will become the first person to hold a concert at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

On Sunday 29th June he takes to the stage Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester for his first ever performance in the town. 

Elton commented on his new dates: "As I have said when asked about the song Home Again on my new album, The Diving Board, there is something very special to me about coming home.

"I’ve been all around the world and I truly enjoy playing my music for fans everywhere I can, but I do so look forward to coming back home to England, especially every summer when I get to perform in places I have never played before, like Colchester."
As one of the most lauded and celebrated performers, his spectacular stage shows are sought-after by audiences worldwide.

The dates will include number one hits and classic songs from his remarkable 40 year career, including tracks from his recently praised album 'The Diving Board' described by The Independent as "An album that may be the best of his career".

Tickets for the shows will go on sale Friday 8th November at 9am.

Tim Waddington, General Manager, Colchester United FC said of the announcement: "We are delighted to be hosting an artist of Elton John’s calibre for our first concert at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

"The past five years have seen us not only create a home on the pitch for Colchester United, but we have also created a real community hub for business and the general public for a wide range of events.

"An event of this size is testament to the work that we have done and also to Colchester’s growing standing within the regional business and entertainment landscape. We are looking forward to working with our partners to deliver a  successful night."

Among the many awards and honours bestowed on Elton John are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, Tony Award, Best British Male Artist Brit Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 11 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for ‘services to music and charitable services’.

He recently became the recipient of the first ever BRIT Icon Award.

With an unparalleled career that spans five decades, Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and an incredible 250-million records worldwide.

Yet his lifetime achievements are greater than just those of a successful recording artist.

Through a partnership with lyricist Tim Rice came the music for the feature film and Broadway stage production of 'The Lion King.'

He wrote the music for the stage production of 'Billy Elliot: The Musical' and more recently for the box office smash, 'Gnomeo & Juliet.'

In 2011 returned to Las Vegas for a three year residency with his brand new show ‘The Million Dollar Piano’, billed as “a gargantuan feast of music and imagery”.

Plans are now under way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1973 released album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' later this year with a film project based on his life set for release in 2014. 

Full Event Ticket Details:
Weston Homes Community Stadium
Colchester
Sunday 29th June 2014

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