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      Elton John

      Elton John

      His world is pop !
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      Tour

      • 2022 4 concerts
      • 2023 6 concerts
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        11
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        June 2022
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        12
        June 2022
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        Sunday
        25
        June 2023
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        Sunday
        25
        June 2023
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        27
        June 2023
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        Tuesday
        27
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        28
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      About

      About
      Copyright Pierre Hennequin

      With Elton John everything is pop : life, love, spleen. Since the end of the sixties, the gifted child of Pinner, a quiet town in Middlesex, threads the lawn of eccentric romance. Piano set on fire, quirky costumes, and funny glasses : this English showman is all about breaking conventions.

      Elton John is a contrasted character. In a perpetual quest for self-confidence, this showman and die-hard perfectionnist, self-concious excentric and advocate for the LGBT cause, flickers endlessly between bright colours and inner darkness. His glory hides an inner storm, his joie de vivre conceals his doubts. It must be this day-to-day ambivalence that drove this golden voice British singer, the Michaelangelo of pop music, to reach for the stars without looking back.

      For Elton John, performing is something to live for. His grandiloquence, his extravagance, his fears: behind each jewel of his discography, the artist, generous and committed, lifts the veil on his complex personality and his tortuous feelings. His excessiveness is a stopgap for his uncertainties. His hypersensitivity soothes his modesty. Even his kitsh costumes reflect the revenge of a young teenager long forced to wear dull clothes. It's almost a fight or flight reflex: confronted to his shadow, Elton always reveals his creative drive, between gentle ballades and overexcited sounds. 

      Let's put it in words : this outstanding melodist, exceptional pianist and unfailing admirer of Little Richard, has not sold more than 300 million records by accident. He has the gift of electrifying the crowds and waltzing through the stadiums. Thus, with his lyricist and lifelong friend, the Englishman Bernie Taupin, Elton John built his legend, making it a point of honour to add colour to his tumultuous life, marked by periods of excesses and downfalls. His obsession: to make it as pop and unifying as possible. For Elton John is one of the greats, Elton John is a giant.

       

      Highlights

      1968
      A faithful friend

      A faithful friend

      On this day of June, Elton John, an anonymous young man from Pinner, opens a copy of the New Musical Express, a Londonian music newspaper. A classified advertisement is about to change his life : Bernie Taupin, songwriter, is looking for a composer to give life to his texts. This is the start of a long friendship and of an unexpected journey. The two friends are now inseparable !

      1970
      Elton John :  the hit-machine

      Elton John : the hit-machine

      A few months after the release of his first album Empty Sky, Elton John triumphs. The ball is rolling and hits keep coming out one after the other, with two resounding albums in 1971 and 1972 : Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across the Water. Elton John composes at a fast pace and takes the top of the charts. It is lift-off for Rocketman !

      1979
      Elton John gathers the crowds.

      Elton John gathers the crowds.

      Elton John, releasing hit after hit and enjoying global success, is the first western artist to tour in URSS. In his own way, he is part of History, colliding two conflicted worlds. The journalists of that time wrote « For the first time, an English-speaking music star performed in front of a Russian audience, more familliar with pirate tape cassettes and broadcasts picked up by foreign transistors ».

      1997
      Elton John : the grieving friend

      Elton John : the grieving friend

      Long-time friend of Princess Diana, another icon trapped in a world of fame, her death left a void in the singer's heart, who is a world-wide superstar. Elton John alone accounts for 2% of the music industry. In her memory, he released a tribute version of his song Candle In The Wind, written in 1973 in homage to Marilyn Monroe, this version is once again a huge success.

      1985
      Elton John : a man of compassion
      Copyright Pierre Hennequin

      Elton John : a man of compassion

      It is unheard of : for the first time, the greatest artists of their time get together at the Wembley Stadium, London, and take part in the Live Aid benefit concert. The aim is to raise enough funds to alleviate the Ethiopian population suffering from famine. Elton John, naturally, contributed to this collaborative effort and let his pop music shine for charity. He performed in front of a massive crowd, between the sets of The Who and Freddie Mercury.

      1994

      Elton John the LGBT advocate

      « Jesus would have supported gay marriage », claimed Elton John in 2013 before marrying his civil partner David Furnish a year later. Thanks to their relationship, the Middlesex genius publicly came out and became an LGBT icon and advocate for the cause. For sure, behind his electrifying shows, Elton John has contributed to change morals all over the world. Do not forget : Love is pop!

      2013
      Elton John and the creative spree

      Elton John and the creative spree

      How many artists can boast about having released 30 albums, each of them being as popular as the one before? This is the epitome of a career, and Elton John has succeeded brilliantly. The Diving Board, issued in September confirms the pop star status of the English artist. The album stayed at the top of the British charts for almost two months!

      2019
      Elton John will be missed
      Copyright Pierre Hennequin

      Elton John will be missed

      Everything must end. Elton John has annonced his farewell tour. For three years, the artist will travel the world and for the last time he will sing the most beautiful hits in his repertoire in front of his beloved audience. In France, 60 000 people will gather in front of their idol for a series of four unforgettable shows. His fans are not bereft of the singer's legacy; they can comfort themselves with a beautiful biopic produced during his lifetime. RocketMan, released in 2019, takes us into the artist's dreamworld and was publicly acclaimed. Before bowing out, this great man was awarded France's highest civilian award, the Legion d'Honneur by president Emmanuel Macron in honnor of his career and activism.



      Testimonials

      • The fans speak
      • The inside view
      • Seen in the press

        Elton John's voice and stage presence have stayed the same. Or maybe they didn't. He sings with more intensity, more passion. It feels like time has no hold on his talent, he brings back our youth by singing his greatest hits.

        Lily, after a concert at Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains.

        We could write a whole book about his career and his personality. Elvis was the King, but Elton is the emperor of pop music. Seeing him taking the stage is a very special moment, deeply moving especially given the fact that he is bowing out. Sir Elton John is a legend who has left his mark on generations of fans. Every hit carries the memories of an era, of moments shared with friends, of good times. He is part of our lives!

        Elton shines bright when he plays the piano, wearing a sparkly grey jacket and dashing blue glasses. It is time for music and hit songs. It is relevant, smart and deeply moving.

        Paris Match

      Archives

      2019
      4 concerts
      • 18 Jun
        Lille
        Stade Pierre Mauroy
      • 20 Jun
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      • 22 Jun
        BORDEAUX
        Arkéa Arena
      • 23 Jun
        Nimes
        Festival de Nimes
      2017
      4 concerts
      • 25 Jun
        Saint-Herblain
        Zénith Nantes Métropole
      • 01 Dec
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      • 06 Dec
        Monte Carlo
        Grimaldi Forum
      • 12 Dec
        Toulouse
        Zénith Toulouse Métropole
      2016
      8 concerts
      • 05 Feb
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 08 Jul
        Argeles sur Mer
        Festival Les Déferlantes
      • 09 Jul
        Aix les Bains
        Musilac
      • 10 Jul
        Albi
        Festival Pause Guitare
      • 29 Nov
        Cournon d'Auvergne
        Zénith d'Auvergne
      • 05 Dec
        Grand-Quevilly
        Zénith de Rouen
      • 06 Dec
        Grand-Quevilly
        Zénith de Rouen
      • 09 Dec
        Toulon
        Zénith Oméga
      2014
      7 concerts
      • 15 Jul
        Carcassonne
        Festival des 2 Cités
      • 16 Jul
        Lyon
        Les Nuits de Fourvière
      • 18 Jul
        Carhaix
        Les Vieilles Charrues
      • 26 Jul
        Monte Carlo
        Sporting Summer Festival
      • 19 Nov
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      • 20 Nov
        Pérols
        Sud de France Arena
      • 22 Nov
        Lille
        Zénith Arena
      2013
      6 concerts
      • 21 Jun
        Caen
        Le Zénith
      • 03 Jul
        Saint-Malô-du-Bois
        Festival de Poupet
      • 19 Jul
        Carhaix
        Les Vieilles Charrues
      • 23 Jul
        Carcassonne
        Festival des 2 Cités
      • 24 Jul
        Monte Carlo
        Sporting Summer Festival
      • 09 Dec
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      2012
      2 concerts
      • 22 Jun
        Nice
        Palais Nikaïa
      • 24 Jun
        Lyon
        Halle Tony Garnier
      2011
      3 concerts
      • 24 May
        Liévin
        Stade Couvert Régional de Liévin
      • 27 May
        Dijon
        Zénith de Dijon
      • 28 May
        Strasbourg
        Zénith Europe
      2010
      3 concerts
      • 26 May
        Rabat (Maroc)
        Festival Mawazine
      • 29 Sep
        Toulon
        Zénith Oméga
      • 01 Oct
        Bordeaux
        Patinoire Mériadeck
      2009
      5 concerts
      • 24 Sep
        Saint-Herblain
        Zénith Nantes Métropole
      • 26 Sep
        Amneville
        Le Galaxie
      • 27 Sep
        Grenoble
        Palais des Sports de Grenoble
      • 30 Sep
        Toulouse
        Zénith Toulouse Métropole
      • 02 Oct
        Paris
        Palais des Congrès
      2008
      1 concert
      • 09 Dec
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      2007
      1 concert
      • 11 Sep
        Paris
        Le Zénith
      2006
      1 concert
      • 14 Jun
        Grenoble
        Palais des Sports de Grenoble
      2005
      3 concerts
      • 23 Jan
        Paris
        Opéra Bastille
      • 24 May
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      • 12 Dec
        Anvers (Belgique)
        Sportpaleis
      2004
      2 concerts
      • 23 Jan
        Paris
        Opéra Bastille
      • 28 May
        Bayonne
        Arènes de Bayonne
      2003
      7 concerts
      • 03 Feb
        Paris
        Le Lido
      • 13 Jul
        Nîmes
        Arènes de Nîmes
      • 16 Jul
        Caen
        Le Zénith
      • 23 Jul
        Montauban
        Jardin des Plantes
      • 30 Nov
        Paris
        L'Olympia
      • 02 Dec
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      • 15 Dec
        Cannes
        Palais des Festival
      2002
      2 concerts
      • 28 May
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      • 12 Jul
        Divonne les Bains
        Hippodrome
      2001
      2 concerts
      • 03 Apr
        Paris
        Accor Arena
      • 04 Apr
        Nice
        Palais Nikaïa
      2000
      1 concert
      • 11 Nov
        Paris
        L'Olympia
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