New dad Elton John will tour Australia for teh 15th time this summer.

To draw comparisons to Sir Elton John is impossible; artist, altruistic philanthropist, Grammy, Oscar, Tony and BRIT winner, his many accolades have made him an inimitable force in a career spanning five decades, with his versatility and effortless talent showing no sign of slowing down.

Acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest living pop icons, Elton’s audience has seen him traverse a career that began in the 1960s when he was a shy singer/songwriter and saw him grow into one of the most successful musicians of all time. His crossovers from classic balladry, soul and disco to country, gospel and rock have often confounded but never disappointed his legion of worldwide fans.

As one of the greatest showmen of all time, his spectacular stage shows continue to leave the competition standing still in his wake.

As a humanitarian, Elton is a force for good whose public and private generosity support a staggering number of causes around the world, including establishing the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, and in 1997 raising over $40 million for charity through sales of ‘Candle In The Wind 1997,’ the single released following the death of his friend Diana, Princess of Wales.

Having sold over 250 million albums worldwide – in 1975, one in every fifty albums sold was an Elton John record – and boasting a career that has kept him and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, at the top of the charts for nearly 40 years, his lifework has amalgamated into more than that of just a recording artist. Through a partnership with lyricist Tim Rice came the music for both the feature film and Broadway stage production of ‘The Lion King.’

Elton also wrote the music for the stage production of ‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’ and more recently for the box office smash, ‘Gnomeo & Juliet.’ In 2010, Elton forged a collaboration with long-time musical hero, Leon Russell on the TBone Burnett produced album, The Union, of which he said of Russell, “When I started he was my idol, mentor and everything I wanted to be as a songwriter.”

Elton John fans with Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cards can gain access to presale tickets through Visa Entertainment. Advance Elton John tour tickets across all seating categories will be available from 10am (local time), Monday, May 16 until 5pm (local time), Wednesday, May 18 or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.

Tickets for all shows on sale Saturday, May 24 at 9am.

Dates:
Brisbane
Wednesday, November 30
Entertainment Centre
Tix: www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Hunter Valley
Saturday, December 3
Hope Estate
Tix: www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Melbourne
Tuesday, December 6
Rod Laver Arena
Tix: www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Adelaide
Friday, December 9
A Night At Coopers Amphitheatre
Coopers Brewery, Adelaide
Tix: www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Perth
Sunday, December 11
Burswood Dome
Tix: www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Details: www.eltonjohn.com or www.chuggentertainment.com

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