Sir Elton John act will perform at Weston’s Playhouse Theatre
PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 June 2018
Entertainers will present The Rocket Man – A tribute to Sir Elton John at Weston’s Playhouse and the Mercury is giving readers the chance to be there for free.
The Entertainers will perform hits from the multi-Grammy award winning superstar, Sir Elton John on July 1 at 7.30pm.
The group will play many of Sir Elton’s classic songs, including Crocodile Rock, Philadelphia Freedom, Are You Ready for Love.
A vocal and piano performance will be played on the night charting Sir Elton’s rise to fame as one of the biggest selling artists of all time.
After 50 years in the music industry, Sir Elton announced his final tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road which will begin in the America in September.
The global icon’s final tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents spanning over North America, Europe and the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australasia before finishing his tour in 2021.
He has had 57 top-40 hits in the US and is the third most successful artist in American chart history after Elvis Presley and the Beatles.
Sir Elton has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums.
He also holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, with Candle In The Wind released in 1997.
Among his many awards, Sir Elton received his Rockefeller Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and in 2002 was awarded with an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music.
Tickets, priced £24-25, are available at www.theplayhouse.co.uk or on 01934 645544.
The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to The Entertainers’ show.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer this simple question before the deadline of June 15: How many records has Sir Elton John sold across the globe?
Send you answer along with your name, email address and daytime telephone number to: Entertainers competition, Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW.
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