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Elton John to play at WSU’s Nutter Center


Elton John will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Wright State University’s Nutter Center, marking his first time performing in the Dayton area since his last concert at the center 14 years ago.

The English rock singer-songwriter and his band, which includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, Kim Bullard on keyboards and Matt Bissonette on bass, will perform No. 1 chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout John’s career.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, and they will cost $39, $79 and $139. Tickets will be available for purchase at the WSU’s Nutter Center box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000. A service charge will be added to each ticket, and there will be an eight-ticket limit per customer.

“It’s exciting for Wright State University’s Nutter Center to be getting a legendary performer like Elton John to come out,” said Jim Brown, executive director of WSU’s Nutter Center. “He’s a legendary performer. He’s an entertainment icon. It’s awesome.”

The WSU’s Nutter Center, WHIO 95.7FM and AM1290 News Talk Radio, and K99.1 FM announced the event to the public at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

John, whose career has spanned five decades, is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with achievements including 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, and 29 consecutive Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which sold 37 million copies, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. John has played nearly 3,000 concerts across the globe since his career began in 1969. His songs include “Your Song,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”

John previously performed at the WSU’s Nutter Center on April 20, 1993, and June 9, 1999, according to the center. He performed at the University of Dayton Arena on Oct. 3, 1973, according to a story published in the Flyer News, the University of Dayton’s independent, student-run newspaper.


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