Elton and his band will be playing Hamilton, Ontario’s Copps Coliseum on Sunday, November 5.
Hamilton Entertainment and Convention Facilities (HECFI) is expected to announce today that tickets will go on sale Friday morning for the musician’s first concert in the area in seven years. This will likely draw well over 15,000 fans.
Elton is in the midst of touring to promote his latest album, The Captain and the Kid, written with his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. The new CD — due in stores across Canada tomorrow — is billed as an autobiographical sequel to Elton and Bernie’s 1975 concept album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
During recent appearances in the United States, the showman’s concerts have included at least a half dozen songs from the new album, combined with classics such as Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, Philadelphia Freedom and Bennie and the Jets.
Elton last performed in Hamilton in 1999 before more than 18,500.
That gig, in which the Englishman performed solo for almost three hours, broke a box office record for Copps Coliseum since surpassed by Shania Twain in 2003.
As of last night, ticket prices for the newest Copps show were still unavailable.
Tickets for the previously announced Western Canadian leg of the tour, however, have generally ranged from $65 for upper level seats to $149 for the floor (plus service charges).
Tickets will be available at the Copps Coliseum box office or through Ticketmaster.