Elton John to Play in March at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene


EUGENE, Ore. – Elton John and his band return to Eugene for one performance at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. as part of an 11-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 latest release, Wonderful Crazy Night. The public on-sale will begin Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Visit MatthewKnightArena.com for more information.

“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 honored to be able to welcome Sir Elton John back to Eugene,” said Mike Duncan, Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Oregon. “It was nearly six years ago when he delivered a spectacular performance in the new Matthew Knight Arena. It was a special night that fans who attended still talk about. We’re beyond thrilled to host Sir Elton again in Eugene.”

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 38 gold records and 31 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 launching his first tour in 1970, he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide in more than 80 countries to his credit.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m.
Tickets will be available at MatthewKnightArena.com, all TicketsWest locations, or by phone at (800) 992-TIXX(8499). A service charge is added to each ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.

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