The "Rocket Man" is coming back to Roanoke.
The Roanoke Civic Center announced Thursday that Elton John will perform in Roanoke on March 15.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 28.
John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time.
"Candle in the Wind '97" sold 37 million copies.
Here is the news release from the Roanoke Civic Center:
Elton John and his band will return after eight years to Roanoke Civic Center Coliseum on Thursday March 15th at 8pm, performing in concert, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton’s incredible five-decade career.
The public on-sale will begin Saturday January 28th at 10 AM.
Elton John’s band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. One of the most successful live bands on the road today, Elton and his band put on the kind of concert you will never forget: the entire audience standing, dancing and singing along with much-loved classic songs such as “Your Song”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock”,
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, and many more.
"We are very excited to welcome back music legend Elton John for an appearance at the Roanoke Civic Center," said General Manager, Robyn Schon. "As one of music’s most phenomenal performers, Elton John brings a wealth of songs and talent virtually unmatched by any other star. His music has spanned several decades and is loved by fans of every age. Seeing Elton live and in concert promises to be a magical evening not to be missed.”
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which sold 37 million
copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.