Tickets for the Ewood Park concert on Saturday June 10th are now on sale.
The pop icon will perform his first show in Blackburn as part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night Tour.
Tickets for the summer spectacular, which will be one of the music events of the year are now available to purchase from the Ticketmaster website
Taking to the stage on the hallowed Ewood Park pitch, Elton will perform songs from his latest studio album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’, as well as his most-loved hits from his stellar career.
Rovers Director Mike Cheston heralded the announcement as a major coup for the town, saying: “We are delighted to confirm that Elton John will be performing at Ewood Park next summer.
“He is one of the biggest names in music and has a following which few other artists on the planet can compete with.
“It is obviously fantastic news for the people of Blackburn, and the surrounding areas, that we are able to bring such a world star to the town and we are convinced it will be an occasion that the whole community talks about and remembers for years to come.”
Elton has regularly performed in the North West, including 25 shows in Manchester, 13 shows in Liverpool and one show in Bolton, but this will be his first show in Blackburn.
An unmistakable name in the history of popular music, Elton has done it all – and then some. From being awarded multiple Grammys and BRITs, and even an Oscar and a Tony Award, Elton has proven his universal acclaim.
In addition to selling more than 250 million records worldwide, through his partnership with lyricist Tim Rice, Elton wrote the music for the feature film and Broadway stage production of ‘The Lion King’.
Elton has over 4,000 performances to his credit since launching his first tour in 1970. Having performed at several of the world’s most recognisable venues - including a pair of residencies at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas - Elton continues to be one of this country’s biggest pop-culture exports.
2016 has been a vintage year for Elton, who released his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night to rapturous applause and wowed audiences across the UK with his epic live show, which culminated in a headline performance at Hyde Park in London for BBC Radio 2. Last weekend he also performed at the annual Apple Music Festival.
From Longleat to Leicester, Edinburgh to Exeter, Elton brought his unmistakable showmanship to the stage. The Guardian exclaimed how the Meadowbank Stadium show was “a hit parade of peerless pomp”, with the Herald observing “the maestro's unbridled raison d'etre of showbiz classicist...sits somewhere between Liberace and Mozart”.
It was no different at the Lincolnshire Showground, where The Lincolnshire Echo simply declared “when Sir Elton John came to Lincoln, Lincoln had one wonderful, crazy night”. In Liverpool, the Echo observed “every song was note perfect, packed with the kind of energy that belies his years”.