Elton John is touring with Leon Russell who he admired as a young musician and had played with briefly many years ago. The two just performed together last night at the Beacon Theatre for 2 1/2 hours and performed their new album “The Union” in its entirety and many of their own hits.
Elton John and Leon Russell were backed by T-Bone Burnett’s fifteen-piece studio band and with the two playing piano the night music was perfect. Leon Russell performed several of his hits including “Tight Rope” and “Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms” while Elton John performed several Leon Russell inspired songs including “Burn Down the Mission” and “Levon”.
The new studio album by the two “The Union” is getting rave reviews and resurrecting the music of Leon Russell at the same time. With all the retread tours out there this looks like a show that will bring fresh new songs to fans that are starved for a show they have not seen before, and this is it.
Elton John and Leon Russell tickets are on sale now for the limited number of concerts already announced. There should be more tour dates announced soon.
Elton John and Leon Russell Tour Dates
November 3 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
November 5 – Citizens Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
November 6 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ
November 8 – State Farm Arena – Hidalgo, TX
November 10 – Cajundome – Lafayette, LA
November 12 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
November 13 – Fort Worth Convention Center – Fort Worth, TX
November 16 – Asheville Civic Center – Asheville, NC
November 19 – UTC McKenzie Arena – Chattanooga, TN
November 20 – Daytona Beach Ocean Center – Daytona Beach, FL
November 21 – Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena – Lakeland, FL