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ELTON JOHN & HIS BAND COMING TO BANKS'S STADIUM

26 February 2015

We are pleased to announce that Elton John will be performing here at Walsall FC in June... Tickets now on sale from The Ticket Factory...

ELTON John and his band will visit Walsall on Saturday, June 13th 2015 here at Banks’s Stadium as part of his European tour. This will be Elton’s first-ever performance in Walsall.

The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition. 

Elton John’s band includes original member, Nigel Olsson, on drums, as well as Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. 

“I am very much looking forward to returning to the West Midlands and playing my first show in Walsall," said Elton John. "My drummer, Nigel Olsson, has been with me since 1970 (he just recently celebrated his 2,000th show) and we both have such fond memories of our early shows at the clubs in the area. 

"The fans there have always shown a great love for my music and my band and I can’t wait to bring our show to the Banks’s Stadium. I am sure we will all have a fantastic time.”

Chief Executive of Walsall Football Club, Stefan Gamble, added: “We are delighted to have been chosen as a venue for Elton John’s European Tour.

"This will be our first outdoor concert in over 20 years and will not only be a huge boost for the club, but a momentous day for the Town of Walsall and the wider Borough as a whole.

"Elton is an International artist of the highest calibre and it is a great honour to be able to play our part.”

Undeniably one of the most acclaimed and adored artists of all time, Elton’s spectacular stage shows are sought after by audiences worldwide. Since his career began in 1969 he has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries.

Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold 33 million copies. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.

Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and and Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for 'services to music and charitable services'. 

Elton has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognises the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture. 

For more information visit: marshall-arts.com and eltonjohn.com

Alternatively click here to purchase online...Tickets for this fantastic event are priced at £40, £60 and £80. They are on sale now by calling The Ticket Factory on their 24-hour credit card hotline - 0844-338 0338 or 0844 844 0444.


The club will be selling Hospitality Packages only. There are two main packages now available:


EXECUTIVE BOX PACKAGE
-    Drinks reception
-    Three-course Summer Bistro Carvery (served in The Bonser Suite)
-    Selection of British Cheeses
-    Coffee and Petit Fours
-    ½ Bottle of wine per person
-    Souvenir Event Programme
-    Seats in Executive Box and 1888 Club area
-    Bar service available throughout the evening
-    Three car park passes per Executive Box

The cost per person is £300 (minimum booking of eight guests).


BONSER SUITE PACKAGE
-    Drinks reception
-    Three-course Summer Bistro Carvery
-    Selection of British Cheeses
-    Coffee and Petit Fours
-    ½ Bottle of wine per person
-    Souvenir Event Programme
-    Seats in the HomeServe Stand or on the pitch
-    Bar service available throughout the evening
-    One car park pass per four guests

The cost per person is £225.


To book one of the above Packages, please call 01922-651 416.



Seats on the pitch are uncovered, once these seats are chosen, they cannot be changed irrespective of the weather. Umbrellas are not permitted. Full payment is required at the time of booking. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Full Conditions and Issue of Sale for tickets can be found here...



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