|Elton John will visit 13 cities as part of his "All the Hits" tour. Courtesy image|
Elton John and his band will play at Chaifetz Arena at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, as part of a 13-city tour that will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as a selection of new songs from his highly-anticipated album, The Diving Board. His new album will be released by Capitol Records Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16.
Elton John's band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
"What a thrill for Saint Louis University and the surrounding region to be able to see the incomparable Sir Elton John like never before in the intimate Chaifetz Arena," said Global Spectrum's Jim Wynkoop, general manager of the Chaifetz Arena. "It will be an incredible night of music and one not to be missed."
The Diving Board, which is produced by T Bone Burnett, features 12 new songs written by John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. The new album returns John to the piano, bass and drums lineup that marked the artist's introduction to worldwide audiences more than 40 years ago.
"I'm incredibly excited about every aspect of this album: The performances, T Bone's production, Bernie's lyrics and the songs we've created," John explained. "The Diving Board is the album I've been waiting to make for decades." The Diving Board is available for presale now on EltonJohn.com.
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 he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind '97," which sold 37 million copies. He also holds the record for most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, with his newest single, "Home Again" marking his 69th entry.
Since his career began in 1969, he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide. John has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognizes the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation's culture.