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Elton John Announces New Tour Dates And Launches Podcast

Elton John has announced a new series of U.S. headlining dates, including two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York. Elton and the band – Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards – will perform the ‘Greatest Hits Live’ concert, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton’s incredible five-decade career. You can catch Elton and the band on these dates:

February 17th – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
February 19th – Reno, NV – Reno Event Center
February 25th – Kahului, HI – Maui Arts & Cultural Center
March 11th – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
March 12th – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
March 16th – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 20th – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
March 23rd – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
March 25th – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Elton John and his idol Leon Russell teamed up for 2010’s The Union. The two legends recently sat down to record a Celebrity Podcast for iTunes. The two reveal how the collaboration came about and how they came to work with Grammy-winning producer T-Bone Burnett. Russell also shares stories about Bob Dylan and the Elton John song he adores but can’t sing; Elton divulges his favorite rap song of 2010 and the ’80s tune that brightens his spirits. The duo also offers insight into Lady GaGa, Little Richard, eight-inch high heels, and much more. You can download the free Celebrity Podcast here: