Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Elton John and Leon Russell to play Fort Worth Convention Center November 13
Tickets on sale Monday, September 27.
Elton John with very special guest Leon Russell will appear in concert with their bands on Saturday, November 13 at 8 p.m. at Fort Worth Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, as part of The Union Tour. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 27 at 10 a.m.
John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. Russell’s band comprises Jack Wessel on bass, Chris Simmons on guitar, Brandon Holder on drums, and Beau Charron on guitar and steel guitar.
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief said, “Fort Worth is proud and honored to welcome Sir Elton John and Mr. Leon Russell on Saturday, November 13. Hosting such distinguished music legends in our Convention Center Arena speaks volumes about what our beautiful downtown Fort Worth has to offer. This will be a fantastic show! It’s one more exciting event for our citizens and one more opportunity to attract more visitors.”
This exciting evening will feature John and Russell performing a night full of hits, and will also include selections from The Union, Elton and Leon‘s highly anticipated album available October 19 in the U.S. on Decca Records.
Produced by Oscar and multiple‐Grammy winning producer T Bone Burnett, The Union is a unique collaboration of two of the most talented artists in the music business. Recorded live in the studio with John and Russell, the album features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop, and rock.
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer John spans five decades. He 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. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ‘97,” which sold 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969, he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.
Russell has performed his gospel‐infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for more than 50 years. This legendary and Grammy-award-winning musician and songwriter has topped music charts, led the famous Joe Cocker’s "Mad Dogs & Englishment" tour, performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert for Bangladesh and in 2006 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Bare Bones International Film Festival.
Tickets are $39.50, $89.50, $149.50 and will be available online at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and charge by phone at (800)745-3000. Ticket prices denoted are plus applicable service charges. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.
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