Elton John Returns to UM

November 15, 2016

MISSOULA – Elton John and his band will perform again at the University of Montana Adams Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The concert event is part of an 11-city tour featuring iconic hits and classics from John’s incredible five-decade career and selected tracks from his latest release, “Wonderful Crazy Night.”

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and will be available online at GrizTix, at the Adams Center Box Office or by phone at 1-888-MONTANA. A service charge is added to each ticket, and tickets are limited to eight per customer. For more information visit the GrizTix site at http://www.umt.edu/griztix/.  

John is returning to Missoula after performances at the Adams Center in 2007 and 2008.

“We are extremely honored to welcome Sir Elton John back to the Adams Center for yet another incredible performance,” said Mike Morelli, director of events at the Adams Center. “The Missoula community still raves about his performance in 2008, and we look forward to another ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ this March.”

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

John’s monumental career as an international singer/songwriter and performer spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records, 31 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and more than 250 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which sold over 37 million copies. Since launching his first tour in 1970, he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide in more than 80 countries.

For more information about the UM concert, call Mike Morelli, interim director for the Adams Center, at 406-243-4261 or email mike.morelli@mso.umt.edu.

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Contact: Mike Morelli, interim director, UM Adams Center, 406-243-4261, mike.morelli@mso.umt.edu; Fran Curtis, Rogers & Cowan, 212-878-5002, fcurtis@rogersandcowan.com; Andrew Roe, AEG Live, 206-652-9701, aroe@aeglive.com.