Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Elton Coming to Istanbul, Ankara

The legendary name in music, Sir Elton John, will perform in 47 cities and 21 countries as part of his world tour, will meet his Turkish fans on July 5 in Istanbul and July 6 in Ankara. It will be John’s second visit to Turkey in 10 years.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, he started his music career with the band Bluesology, which he founded at the age of 15. John has a very special group of fans all around the world with more than 450 million albums and 40 million singles sold since the 1970s.

He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

One of the most unforgettable events in his career was the version of “Candle in the Wind,” which he performed in tribute to Princess Diana at her funeral, with new lyrics specially written by Bernie Taupin. The single sold over 33 million copies worldwide.

Sir Elton John will perform in Istanbul’s Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park organized by Map Communication and in Ankara Arena organized by Vokaliz. Tickets will be available soon.

- Hurriyet Daily News

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