Elton John to perform at James Brown Arena

Elton John will perform hits from a career that spans five decades in a concert March 6 at James Brown Arena, the Augusta Entertainment Complex announced Thursday.

 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

This won’t be his first visit to Augusta.

“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. Jones is the local general manager for Global Spectrum, which manages the arena for the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority.

Elton John will appear with his band, including Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

During his career, Elton John has released 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and 29 Top 40 hits.

He has sold more than 250 million records worldwide and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind ’97, which sold 37 million copies.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Elton John performs in concert

WHEN: 8 p.m. March 6

WHERE: James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.

COST: $49 - $139; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20

LEARN MORE: See www.georgialinatix.com or call (877) 428-4849.

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