2016 has been a vintage year for Elton John; he released his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night to rapturous applause, and wowed audiences across the UK with his epic live show, which culminated in a headline performance at Hyde Park in London for BBC Radio 2. Last night he also performed at the annual Apple Music Festival.
From Longleat to Leicester, Edinburgh to Exeter, Elton John brought his unmistakable showmanship to the stage. The Guardian exclaimed how the Meadowbank Stadium show was “a hit parade of peerless pomp”, with the Herald observing “the maestro’s unbridled raison d’etre of showbiz classicist…sits somewhere between Liberace and Mozart”.
It was no different at the Lincolnshire Showground, where The Lincolnshire Echo simply declared, “when Sir Elton John came to Lincoln, Lincoln had one wonderful, crazy night”. In Liverpool, the Echo observed, “every song was note perfect, packed with the kind of energy that belies his years”
Now fans in Ipswich can look forward to what will be one of the music events of the year as Elton John announces a show at the home of Ipswich Town FC, Portman Road on Saturday 17th June, as part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Taking to the stage, Elton will perform songs from his latest studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’, as well as his most-loved hits from his stellar career.
On having Elton coming to perform, Ian Milne, Managing Director of Ipswich Town F.C said:
“We are delighted here at Ipswich Town to be hosting one of the biggest entertainers in the world in Sir Elton John. I’m sure it will be a fantastic occasion for the thousands who will be at Portman Road on the night.”
Elton Last performed in Ipswich in June 2004.
An unmistakable name in the history of popular music, Elton John has done it all – and then some. From being awarded multiple Grammys and BRITs, and even an Oscar and a Tony Award, Elton has proven his universal acclaim. In addition to selling more than 250 million records worldwide, through his partnership with lyricist Tim Rice Elton wrote the music for the feature film and Broadway stage production of ‘The Lion King”.
Elton John has over 4,000 performances to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970. Having performed at several of the world’s most recognisable venues – including a pair of residencies at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Elton continues to be one of this country’s biggest pop-culture exports.
Full Event Information:
Saturday 17th June 2017
Ipswich Town FC