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Elton John performs at Giant Center in Hershey during limited tour on Sept. 23

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From a press release:

Elton John and his band will return to Hershey for one performance at the Giant Center on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of a nine-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 album “Wonderful Crazy Night.”

Tickets, which range from $39-$154, plus fees, go on sale next Friday, April 8 at noon and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

Elton John’s band features Nigel Olsson (part of his original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with John in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards, and Matt Bissonette on bass.

“The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family and less time touring,” John said. “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.”

One of the most successful artists on the road today, John and his band perform an unforgettable concert with 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 so honored to welcome back Sir Elton John in Hershey, the sweetest place on Earth,” said Vikki Hultquist, assistant general manager of facilities and operations for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. “Having him perform at the Giant Center will mark another memorable moment for the venue.”

The monumental career of the international singer/songwriter and performer spans 50 years. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold records and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and more than 250 million records sold 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 his career began in 1969, he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide.