Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Elton John Returning to Hershey

Elton John and his band return to Hershey for one performance at GIANT Center on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8pm as part of a nine-city concert tour that will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his upcoming album Wonderful Crazy Night.

The public on-sale will begin Friday, April 8 at Noon.
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“The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family and less time touring,” said Elton. “I am all too aware of how precious the time ahead is. My sons are growing up so quickly. Their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them”.

Elton John’s band features Nigel Olsson (part of Elton’s original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards and Matt Bissonette on bass.

One of the most successful artists on the road today, Elton and his band perform a concert you will never forget: the entire audience singing along to 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 so honored to welcome back Sir Elton John in Hershey – The Sweetest Place On Earth,” said Vikki Hultquist, Assistant GM of Facilities & Operations for Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. “Having him perform at the GIANT Center will mark another memorable moment for the venue.”

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 records 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 over 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide.

Tickets will be available online at, at Ticketmaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are subject to applicable fees.