Elton John Adds Vegas Dates

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elton-john-the-million-dollar-piano_02-10-08_34_5445adb0eb939Legendary singer, composer and pianist Elton John has added 2016 and 2017 dates for his Las Vegas residency “The Million Dollar Piano,” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The performer recently released his 33rd studio record, Wonderful Crazy Night, on Island Records.

John co-wrote all 10 tracks with long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin, and the album was co-produced with T Bone Burnett. Wonderful Crazy Night is the sort of upbeat rock’n’roll extravaganza its title suggests, fueled by fierce guitar and piano motifs.

Bassist Matt Bissonette, keyboard player Kim Bullard and percussionists John Mahon and Ray Cooper also make appearances on the new record, as well as longtime Sir Elton collaborators drummer Nigel Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone. The former worked with John from 1970 to ’75, and the latter has been an official member of his band since 1972.

John commenced his critically acclaimed “Million Dollar Piano” residency at The Colosseum in 2011, and last year announced that it would be extended another three years. The show takes its name from Yamaha’s “engineering marvel” of a piano and is enhanced by the most elaborate stage design John has ever used with more than 60 LED video screens.

John’s band features Olsson on drums, musical director Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Bullard on keyboards, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.

Here’s “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” from on the stage…

The five-time Grammy winner will perform the biggest hits from his five-decade career. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold and 27 platinum or multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

Tickets for performances of “The Million Dollar Piano” for the following October 2016 and February 2017 dates will go on sale Friday, April 29 at 10 am PST. VIP packages are available. Tickets may be purchased by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX, online at AXS.com or in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT.

2016: October 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, 30

2017: February 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19

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