ELTON JOHN ANNOUNCED AS THE FIRST EVER WORLDWIDE RECORD STORE DAY LEGEND
Elton John has been commemorated as the first ever, worldwide record store day legend, as he prepares to play Widnes's Select Security Stadium in June - and will release a live album to mark the occasion (April 22), it has been revealed.
‘17.11.70+’ (recorded in 1970 in New York City) will also be re-released on vinyl in newly expanded form with unreleased tracks to mark the occasion.
Watch Elton discuss his love of records below
Elton said: "Happy 10th birthday to Record Store Day. I love record stores, I can go to the record store and spend three hours in there. Just the smell of it, the looking at it, the wonder of it, the memories.
" I love vinyl so much; the tactile nature, the ritual of it, looking at the sleeve...especially with the old albums and the liner notes - who played on them, the process of putting it on, the needle going on and the sound coming out.
"And it DOES sound better, I know it does! It’s just the wonder of having vinyl’.
Elton John ticket sales have rocket(man)ed for his gig in Widnes, after the gig was announced by the star and Halton Borough Council.
And you could be singing along to 'I'm Still Standing' while seated in comfort with one of our special packages, but they are going fast!
We have the following Wonderful Crazy Hospitality Packages available: Your Song Package £150 plus VAT – Standard Seating, access to function room with designated bar, two course meal, one concert programme per couple and a car park pass (per group of four.)
Crocodile Rock Package £180 plus VAT – Premium Seating, access to function room with designated bar, Prosecco on arrival, complimentary drink from the bar, canapes on arrival, three course meal, one concert programme per couple and a car park pass.
The £1,800 Rocket Man packages have already sold out, such was the interest in the gig.
He may have had a hit with 'Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word', but you have to apologise if you miss out on tickets for the music fan in your life! 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down' on this opportunity!
Halton Borough Council's Executive Board Member for The Stadium and Culture, Cllr Phil Harris, said "There has already been considerable interest in our hospitality since the tour date was announced so book today on to avoid missing out on a unique opportunity."
For more details of these packages: http://www.selectsecuritystadium.co.uk/elton/
For hospitality enquiries: 0151 510 6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL TICKETS: £80, £60 & £40 (subject to booking fee) from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Note: General Admission Tickets are NOT AVAILABLE from the Stadium
Halton Borough Council announced the biggest gig in the area since The Stone Roses played Spike Island more than 25 years ago, earlier this month, as it revealed pop icon Elton John will come to Widnes.
The legendary singer/songwriter will come to The Select Security Stadium, on Sunday 18 June, 2017.