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Second Elton Date Announced

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:03am 15th December 2014.

Elton John's set to play a second date in Cornwall - after his first sold out in just a few hours.

He will perform at the Eden Sessions on Wednesday 17th June.

Tickets go on sale on Monday afternoon.

Eden's Marketing Director Rita Broe said today: "We've had an amazingly positive response to the news of Elton John returning to play in Cornwall for the first time in 30 years and appearing for the first time at Eden. The demand for tickets for the June 16 Session has been overwhelming.

"We are thrilled to announce that Elton can play a second Session on the following evening. We are certain his fans will be as delighted as we are at the prospect of double the number being able to see him perform. Two magical nights of Elton at Eden coming up!"

The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly-acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition.

Elton John's band includes Nigel Olsson on drums, part of Elton's original three-piece band, as well as Davey Johnstone on guitar who joined the band in 1972 , Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums as well as 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold 33 million copies. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, and The Lion King, which was recently named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world.

Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are five Grammys, a Grammy Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 12 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services." Elton has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognises the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation's culture.

Tickets for the June 17 concert go on sale on Monday at 4pm. Call 01726 811972 for tickets.

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