Jan 18 2013

MUSIC: Elton John Returns to Chattanooga McKenzie Arena

Elton John and his band are returning to Chattanoogas UTC McKenzie Arena on Saturday, March 23 performing in concert at 8pm. Elton performed to a sell-out crowd at McKenzie Arena two years ago.

Promoters say the concert will feature number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Eltons incredible five-decade career.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 25th at 10 AM.

Elton Johns band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, Kim Bullard on keyboards, and on bass Matt Bissonette. 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, Dont Let the Sun Go Down on Me, and many more.

“It is an honor to have Elton John return to UTC McKenzie Arena this spring,” said Obie Webster, Executive Director of Sports & Entertainment Venues. “Elton John is a true entertainment legend and his hit-filled concerts are always an event not to be missed.

The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer 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.

Tickets are $39, $79, $139 and will be available online at TicketTracks.com, at the UTC McKenzie Arena box office, or charge-by-phone at (423) 266-6627. A service charge is added to each ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.

Information from: WTVC-TV