Elton John doesn’t do things by halves. He felt like shopping at the Harry Winston store yesterday in L.A., and even though he was accompanied by two bodyguards and partner David Furnish, he obviously wanted to be the center of attention without screaming “Look at me!” So he let his outfit do all the screaming for him. This is color coordination to the max, folks. Blue sunglasses, blue shirt, blue blazer, blue trousers and, last but not the least, those incredibly shiny blue brogues. We’re honestly surprised he didn’t get a blue rinse to go with all of that. Is it wrong that we want those shoes?
Tickets to Elton John in Richmond on sale 10 a.m. Jan. 27
Elton John on stage at the Ted Constant Center, Norfolk. (Photo by Sam McDonald)
By Sam McDonald
3:31 p.m. EST, January 26, 2012
Anyone who saw Elton John play the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk last year knows that the Crocodile Rocker still has the ability to put on an entertaining show.
Elton's coming back to Virginia for a Saturday-night, St. Patrick's Dayshow March 17 at Richmond Coliseum. Tickets, priced starting at $38, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27.
Here's the press release sent out last week.
RICHMOND, VA – Elton John and his band will return after six years to Richmond Coliseum on Saturday March 17th at 8pm, performing in concert, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton’s incredible five-decade career.
The public on-sale will begin NEXT Friday January 27th at 10 AM.
Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. One of the most successful live bands on the road today, Elton and his band put on the kind of concert you will never forget: the
entire audience standing, dancing and singing along with much-loved classic songs such as “Your Song”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, and many more.
"We welcome entertainment legend Elton John back to Richmond after six long years withwide open arms,” said Richmond Coliseum General Manager Dwight Johnson. “Richmonders love Elton and to have such an incredible, world-renowned talent in our venue is an honor and a privilege."
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He 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. John holds
the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which sold 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.