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Elton John coming to Ford Park

BEAUMONT - Elton John is coming to Ford Park on March 12.

SMG, the company that manages Ford Park, made the announcement Wednesday morning at the entertainment venue.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. They'll be available online at, Ford Park box office or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.


A service charge is added to each ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.


Beaumont, TX From SMG - Elton John and his band will play at the Ford Park on Wednesday, March 12. The concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as a selection of new songs from his highly-anticipated album, The Diving Board, which was released by Capitol Records on September 24.

Elton Johns band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

Its Sir Elton John, what more do we need to say? said John Hughes SMGs General Manager of Ford Park. He is truly one of the most talented entertainers in the world and we are beyond excited that he is bringing his state-of-the-art, new million dollar stage production to Beaumont. His last performance here, which was a sold-out show, was almost 14 years ago and the market has been long-awaiting an encore performance.


Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, January 24th at 10 a.m.

The Diving Board, which is produced by T Bone Burnett, features 12 new songs written by Elton and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin. The new album returns Elton to the piano, bass and drums lineup that marked the artists introduction to worldwide audiences more than 40 years ago. As he explains, Im incredibly excited about every aspect of this album: The performances, T Bones production, Bernies lyrics and the songs weve created. The Diving Board is the album Ive been waiting to make for decades. The Diving Board, now available everywhere CDs are sold, including elton

Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 97, which sold 37 million copies. He also holds the record for most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, with his newest single, "Home Again" marking his 69th entry. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide. John has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognizes the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nations culture.



Tickets will be available online at, Ford Park Box office or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.

A service charge is added to each ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.




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