ELTON JOHN: Yellow Brick Road farewell tour will begin and end in the U.S.
While we have a ways to go until Elton John ends his Yellow Brick Road farewell tour in 2021, we know where he wants it to end. Elton revealed this Wednesday afternoon, following his press conference, during his only U.S. radio interview:
"I want to start in America and end in America because I owe this country so much. I love this country. The Troubadour (in West Hollywood) kick started my career in a big way. Without that, you know, I don't know what would have happened. So I'm very grateful to L.A. and I love New York. But I definitely decided that the last show will be in America. My dream show would be at Dodger Stadium because it makes sense."
Elton performed at the iconic stadium on October 25th and 26th of 1975 sporting a sequined Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
The Farewell - Yellow Brick Road tour gets underway on September 8th in Allentown, Pennsylvania with the first leg going through March 15th in Jacksonville, Florida. More U.S. dates, as well as Canada, are planned for the fall of 2019.
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NEIL DIAMOND: Fans donate their refunds to charity
Neil Diamond's decision to stop touring has created something positive. The rock legend's wife and manager says that many fans in Australia and New Zealand have donated their ticket refund money to charities, including some for Parkinson's research.
Katie Diamond tweets, "My heart is so full of joy to see this silver lining. Faith in humanity = restored." Neilseconds that emotion, writing, "This makes me smile. Thank you. Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love and support. It makes a difference."
Two Don McLean songs have reached airplay milestones. "American Pie" just passed five million plays on American radio and TV, while "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" reached three million broadcast plays.
Diana Ross will headline the American Cancer Society's March 16th charity event in Naples, Florida. The gala takes its name from Ross's number-one duet with Lionel Richie, An Evening of Endless Love.
The Beach Boys will visit those East Coast girls -- and guys -- this summer. Mike Love and company will play four shows over two nights, August 20th and 21st at Ocean City, New Jersey's Music Pier.
Brian Wilson and Robbie Robertson have commented on Neil Diamond’s announcement Monday that he has Parkinson’s disease. Wilson says, “I wish you all the best, buddy,” while Robertson, who produced Diamond’s 1976 album, Beautiful Noise, says, “Blessings to a dear friend.”
A digital reissue of ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber’s 1982 solo album, Standard Time, will be out on Friday. The track "Maisie” was recorded during the sessions for Wings’ final album, Back to the Egg, and features Paul McCartney on bass, Denny Laine on harmonica and Steve Holley on drums.
Michael Nesmith's first three post-Monkees LPs will be reissued March 29th by Sundazed Records. The First National Band albums Magnetic South, Loose Salute and Nevada Fighter were among the first true country rock projects.