Elton John announces North-East arena date

Pop legend Elton John has announced a North-East arena date to promote his new album.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 27th January 2016, 7:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2016, 2:04 pm
Elton John will be playing in Newcastle for the 20th time.
Elton John will be playing in Newcastle for the 20th time.

He will appear at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday, December 3, for what will be his 20th concert in the city.

His first performance was in 1971 at the City Hall as a three-piece, and he has gone on to give solo performances, as well as playing with a 13-piece band in 1986.

The show will be Elton’s first on Tyneside since 2014, and will see him performing songs from new album Wonderful Crazy Night, which will be released on February 5, alongside some of his greatest hits.

Elton, who has more than 4,000 live shows under his belt, said: “The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family, and I am only too aware of just how precious the time ahead is.

"My sons are growing up so quickly; their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them. So these concerts will give me the chance to thank the Newcastle audiences who have been so faithful to me over these many decades.”

Elton John has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and has been awarded multiple Grammys and Brits, and even an Oscar and a Tony Award.

Tickets for his Newcastle show, priced £40, £55 and £75, go on sale at 10am on Friday from the Arena box office on 0844 493 6666, or onlineHERE.

Amazon Ticket customers will have the chance to secure tickets 24 hours before general release, from HERE.