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 Elton Returns to Cornwall After 30 Years

Elton Returns to Cornwall After 30 Years

The Eden Project has seen record sales after announcing two Elton John gigs next year,  his first in Cornwall for 30 years.

The first gig, scheduled for June 16, sold out within 6 minutes and a second show (June 17) also saw unprecedented demand.

The iconic star, whose career has spanned five decades, will play more than two hours of successive hits including many from his best loved album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

To see Elton and his band, against the backdrop of those famous space age biomes and amidst the relatively small 6000 capacity crowd, promises to be immense.

Elton John said: "I am very pleased that we will be able to fit the Eden Project into our tour schedule next year. The last time I played the Cornwall area was in 1985 and that was just too long ago! My band and I have been enjoying playing summer festivals the past couple of years, and we expect great things from this one as well. It promises to be a fantastic time."

It's a major coup for the Eden Sessions to attract a star of his stature and follows a history of bringing big names such as Oasis, Muse, Elbow, Jack Johnson and Mumford & Sons to Cornwall.

Eden Project co-founder Sir Tim Smit is clearly ecstatic. He said: "Wow - what a Christmas present to be able to say that a man who shaped the soundtrack to so many lives and who is genuinely worthy of the title National Treasure, global superstar, and all those other good words is coming to play a living theatre that we believe looks as if it was designed with him in mind."

Candle in the Wind, I''m Still Standing, Yellow Brick Road, Tiny Dancer, the list goes on and on and on...we can hardly wait.


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