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Second Elton John concert added

By Staff | Jan 20, 2011

Elton 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.

KAHULUI — Due to strong demand, a second Elton John concert has been added on Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

For two nights, John and his band will perform their “Greatest Hits Live” concert, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton’s incredible, five-decade career.

Public ticket sales will began Saturday at 10 a.m.

The 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 acts 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 tunes such as “Your Song,” “Daniel,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets” and many more, including selections from “The UNION,” Elton and Leon Russell’s critically acclaimed album on Decca Records available now.

“The response for tickets to see Elton John in the new Yokouchi Pavilion has been extraordinary,” said Art Vento, president & CEO of the MACC.

“We are extremely pleased to learn that Elton John has agreed to add an additional concert. Hana Hou, Elton!”

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, and 29 consecutive Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

Tickets are $77, $97, $152 and $252; visit www.mauiarts.org/tickets, go to the MACC Box Office or charge by phone at (808) 242-SHOW.

A service charge is added to each ticket. There is a six-ticket limit per customer.