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Elton John’s people announced on Twitter and Facebook today that the legendary pop rock pianist will be playing his first ever New Year’s Eve show at New York’s Barclays Center. His website announced that tickets for the highly anticipated concert will go on sale starting September 26th. The post announced, “Elton will perform his first ever New Year’s Eve concert this year – at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York! Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 26 at 10AM (Eastern US time); www.EltonJohn.com also has a selection of Rocket Tickets available for this show, and we will announce the on-sale date for those very soon.” Currently, Sir Elton is on tour in the continental U.S., hitting up Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, and California until the 1st of November, at which point he will hop back over the pond to play shows in Spain, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland before he lands in New York for the New Year.
There is currently a raffle underway for tickets and VIP passes to his October 4th concert in Los Angeles. Although the raffle is not sponsored or supported by Elton John’s website, the pair of premium seats and VIP passes at the Staples Center in L.A. to support nine year old Logan Nobriga in his fight against leukemia sound like very reasonable compensation for helping Nobriga beat the ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) he’s been trying to tackle since September 2009. The raffle tickets are $10 each, or 12 for $100, and the winner will be announced on the 20th of September. Find out more about the raffle and about exclusive backstage tour experience packages on his website.
After ringing in the the New Year with Sir Elton, the man and his band will get things in order for their 2015 tour in New Zealand. The only set show date so far will be November 21st, 2015 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, where Elton and the band will play songs from all the albums he has produced over his lengthy fifty-year career. Tickets for this show will go on sale starting October 7th, 2014, at 8am NZST on Elton John’s Tour Page. Sir Elton has played in New Zealand close to twenty times, the first being in 1971, followed by handfuls of later shows, making next year’s the 19th time he will be playing in New Zealand. Beyond that, fans will just have to wait and see Elton John’s next plan.