Elton John announces summer stadium date

Sir Elton John plays to his fans. Picture: Holly Allen.

Sir Elton John plays to his fans. Picture: Holly Allen.

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Undoubtedly one of the biggest artists in the world, Elton John and his band will bring their unforgettable live show to Chesterfield for one special night next summer.

The concert will take place at the B2net Stadium, home of Chesterfield Football Club on Saturday 9 June 2012. The fully reserved seated concert will give thousands of fans the opportunity to dance and sing along to his much-loved songs.

Elton John said: “Music is a wonderful gift and I feel very privileged to be able to share this with so many people around the world. I am thrilled that at long last I can bring my show to Chesterfield, I have never had the chance to play in this town before so I am excited to be the first performer to play at this fabulous stadium.”

Elton will become the first ever artist to play the B2net Stadium. Chesterfield FC chairman Barrie Hubbard said: “This is not only a big first for Chesterfield Football Club but is a first for the town as well. Our new B2net Stadium is really living up to its billing as North Derbyshire’s premier entertainment venue and we are absolutely delighted that Elton John has agreed to include it as part of his World tour.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the full completion of the stadium next year, with the addition of all the community facilities, than by holding such an eye-catching event.”

As one of the greatest and most successful live artists, his spectacular stage shows continue to leave the competition standing! Elton will perform over two hours of hits from an incredible back catalogue, including such classics as ‘Benny & The Jets’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and ‘Your Song’.

Reserved tickets priced £40 & £55, with a limited number of premium tickets, go on sale Friday 30th September at 9am. Tickets are available through the Motorpoint Arena’s Ticket Shop. To book call in person at the Arena, call 0114 256 55 67 or book online at www.arenaticketshop.co.uk.

With a 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 amazing 250-million records worldwide as well as numerous Grammy, Oscars, Ivor Novello and Brit Awards

His career has kept him at the top of the charts for nearly 40 years, and 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.’ And just last year, Elton forged a collaboration with long-time musical hero, Leon Russell on the T Bone Burnett produced album, The Union.

His most recent project will open this week in Las Vegas when Elton returns to The Colesseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas with this brand new show the Million Dollar Piano, billed as “a gargantuan feast of music and imagery“. Elton’s September return will mark the beginning of a three-year residency at The Colosseum and his second as a Caesars Palace headliner.

Full Event Ticket Details:

B2net Stadium, Chesterfield

Saturday 9 June 2012

Reserved seat tickets are priced £55.00 and £40.00. Premium tickets are also available.

(Tickets sold subject to booking fee)

Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday 30th September and available from the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on 0114 256 55 67 or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk