Tickets for his March 16 date are on sale at 10 a.m. The 69-year-old musician, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, said he’s touring less these days so he can spend more time with his sons: “I am all too aware of how precious the time ahead is …. Their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them.”
Fans can expect to hear sing-along classics like “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” and more performed by John’s crack backing band, which includes Nigel Olsson (part of John’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, according to promoters. 9, via axs.com, the Broadmoor World Arena Box Office, or by phone at 888-929-7849. 20, 2014, and in 2010 as part of a dual (er, dueling?) piano setup with Billy Joel. Friday, Dec. (Denver Post file)
Elton John & His Band are playing just 11 U.S. cities during his forthcoming “Wonderful Crazy Night Tour,” and Colorado Springs is one of them. Elton John performs with his band at the Pepsi Center on Sept. John previously played Denver’s Pepsi Center on Sept. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will return to Colorado on Thursday, March 16, to play the 8,000-seat Broadmoor World Arena in a show that will feature “iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his latest release, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night,’ ” according to a tour announcement. This story was first published on DenverPost.com 20, 2014, in Denver. He has not played Colorado Springs since 2009, according to the Broadmoor. Tickets are $49-$89 before service fees and taxes.