If you have been fond of soft rock, pop and soul music over the years, one of the first names that will come to your mind is Elton John. Naturally, most people associate him with the past rather than the present, and the ‘classic’ status has long since been conferred to him. However, for those of you not in the know, his voice is still going strong, and to the delight of New Yorkers, he will be performing at the Madison Square Garden on March 16 and March 20, 8 pm on both days.
Elton John has been singing for the best part of five decades now, and he will be performing all his greatest hits on both the nights. This is a mouthwatering prospect for his fans, for his is the kind of music that stays on with people, inextricably associated with memories, both happy and sad. Relive some of those memorable days from your life, with songs like ‘Daniel’, ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’, and ‘Candle in the Wind’. As an additional treat, Elton John will also be playing some of the numbers from his critically acclaimed recent album, which also featured Leon Russell.
It should come as no surprise that Elton John is one of the biggest names in the history of music, with 25 platinum albums, 35 gold albums and 29 consecutive top 40 appearances. More than 250 million records of his music have been sold around the world, and Candle in the Wind holds the record for being the highest selling single ever, with 37 million sales. His career began in 1969, and since then he has performed more than 3,000 concerts around the world.
Jay Marciano, president of the Madison Square Garden Entertainment, sums up the effect Elton’s concert is likely to have by saying, “Elton has the unique ability to make the Arena feel intimate like only few artists can do. His shows have a contagious energy and I have no doubt that Elton will rock The Garden once again for his record breaking 61st concert at MSG.” Who can argue with that? Elton John’s band features Kim Bullard on keyboards, John Mahon playing percussion, Nigel Olson with the drums, Bob Birch on bass and Davey Johnston on the guitar.
Tickets for the night are priced between $36.50 and $156.50, and they are available from the official website of the Madison Square Garden, www.thegarden.com.