Hot tickets: Elton John, Ralphie May

Tickets go on sale Jan. 20

ELTON JOHN concert tickets are now on sale for the March 6 show at James Brown Arena. The show with his band starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49, $79 and $139 from

This is not John's first visit to Augusta. He last performed in Augusta in 1999.

“We are thrilled to announce that after more than 13 years, the incomparable Elton John will once again grace the stage in Augusta, Ga., at the James Brown Arena,” Monty Jones Jr. said in a statement last week. Jones is the local general manager for Global Spectrum, which manages the arena for the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority.

COMEDIAN RALPHIE MAY returns to Augusta this March. He'll make a stop on his Too Big to Ignore tour at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at Imperial Theatre.

May, who considers no topic off limits, has been voted one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch. Tickets, which are available beginning Jan. 20, are $31.50 from


Read the 2011 Applause cover story on Ralphie May
Read The Chronicle's story on the 1999 Elton John concert