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Elton John to perform in Riga in November

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSir Elton John and his band will perform in Arena Riga on 15 November. The concert is part of the famous musician’s Wonderful Crazy Night Tour around the world. The concert will feature Sir Elton John’s most famous and beloved songs as well as his brand new songs from the Wonderful Crazy Night album.

Sir Elton John will also bring his band with him: drummer Nigel Olsson, musical director and guitar player Davey Johnstone, bassist Matt Bissonette, percussionist John Mahon and keyboardist Kim Bullard.

Tickets for Elton John’s concert will become available for purchase in Riga on 1 March.

Having begun his musical career in 1969, Sir Elton John has given more than 4,000 concerts in more than 80 countries of the world.

Elton John is one of the most successful solo musicians of all time. His songs are sold in numbers reaching 250 million. His albums received golden status 37 times and platinum status – 27 times. Elton John also owns the record for the most sold single of all time – Candle in the Wind (1997) – which sold 33 million. He also has a record for the largest number of songs added to the Bilboard’s Adult Contemporary top. His last singe, Looking up, from the latest Wonderful Crazy Night is the seventy first song to have been added to that top. Throughout his career, he also composed music for theatre and films – among his finest works are the musicals Billy Elliot and Tim Rice’s Aida, as well as the Lion King.

Elton John also holds countless awards; among them are five Grammy awards, Grammy Legend, Tony prize and Oscar. He also holds the title of the best British singer. He is also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Recently, Elton John became the first recipient of the British music icon award.

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