Posted in music | tour dates on March 17, 2008

Elton John and Hillary Clinton

Singer Elton John will help Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton raise cash for her presidential campaign with a solo concert next month at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

"I'm not a politician but I believe in the work that Hillary Clinton does," the British musician said in a statement released by the Clinton campaign on Monday.

Tickets for the "Elton and Hillary: One Night Only" performance on April 9 go on sale Wednesday. Prices start at $125 for mezzanine seats, $250 for seats near the orchestra.

Last October, Clinton held a star-studded fundraiser to celebrate her 60th birthday. Comedian Billy Crystal and rockers Elvis Costello and the Wallflowers headlined the event at New York's historic Beacon Theater, which raked in more than $1.5 million for Clinton's presidential bid. [AP]

Currently Elton is in the middle of a Las Vegas residency. All dates below....

Elton John- Postcards From Richard Nixon

Elton John - 2008 Tour Dates
19-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
21-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
22-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
24-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
25-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
26-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
28-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
29-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
31-Mar - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
01-Apr - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
02-Apr - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
04-Apr - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
05-Apr - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
06-Apr - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
11-Apr - Missoula, MT USA Adams Center Elton & Band
12-Apr - Pullman, WA USA Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum Elton & Band
13-Apr - Pullman, WA USA Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum Elton & Band
18-Apr - Bakersfield, CA USA Rabobank Arena Elton & Band
19-Apr - Anaheim, CA USA Honda Center Elton & Band
23-Apr - Tallahassee, FL USA Leon County Civic Center Elton & Band
24-Apr - Gainesville, FL USA Stephen B. O'Connel Center Elton & Band
25-Apr - Pensacola, FL USA Pensacola Civic Center Elton & Band
03-May - Ischgl, Tyrol Austria Idalp Elton & Band
03-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
04-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
06-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
07-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
09-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
10-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
11-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
13-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
14-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
16-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
17-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
18-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
20-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
21-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
22-Jun - Las Vegas, NV USA The Colosseum, Caesars Palace Red Piano
28-Jun - Vienna Austria Hohe Warte Stadium Elton & Band
29-Jun - Swansea Wales, UK The Liberty Stadium Elton & Band
02-Jul - Halle (Westf.) Germany Gerry Weber Stadium Elton & Band
03-Jul - Leipzig Germany Volkerschlachtdenkmal Elton & Band
05-Jul - Darlington England, UK Darlington Arena Elton & Band
06-Jul - Perth Scotland, UK McDiarmid Park Elton & Band
08-Jul - Konstanz Germany Bodenseestadion Elton & Band
11-Jul - Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey England, UK Mercedes-Benz World Elton & Band
12-Jul - Doncaster England, UK Keepmoat Stadium Elton & Band
13-Jul - Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey England, UK Mercedes-Benz World Elton & Band
19-Nov - Birmingham England, UK Birmingham NIA Red Piano
09-Dec - Paris France Palais Omnisports Bercy Red Piano
17-Dec - Liverpool England, UK Liverpool Echo Arena Red Piano
18-Dec - Liverpool England, UK Liverpool Echo Arena Red Piano
20-Dec - Manchester England, UK Manchester MEN Arena

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Comments (33)

Which one is Elton John?

Posted by Urkel's Penis | March 17, 2008 1:09 PM

anon 1:09...i lol'ed!

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 1:12 PM

why would anyone pay a Brit to promote an American?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 1:13 PM

all the hillary people criticized arcade fire for not being american...double speak of course.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 1:13 PM

this is so fitting. enjoy, rich old white people!

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 1:31 PM

yea - 125-250 dollars? remember when arcade fire played FREE for their cause. ha!

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 1:34 PM

"Which one is Elton John?"

made me LOL..one of the funniest comments ever..

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 1:37 PM

I Voted For Hilary Clinton
But camparing Jeremiah Wright to John McCain Minister ,,You
Can not compare,,, John McCain,, the minister he know just gave him Money,,he does not Go to his church,,, He did not Baptise john McCain kids,,, he is not on John McCain Campaign,, Just gave John McCain money,,, to compare him with Jeremiah Wright is something the Media, and the Obama Camapaign,, doing,,Barack Obama Has a Racist man who worked on his Campaign,, Jeremiah Wright, ,, who helped Barack with the title of his book,,, who baptise his kids, Barack Obama Miinister, gave Louis Farrahkan life time achievement award, ,,, Barack Obama who went to this Racist mans church,,, for 20 years,

Whats even sad is Barack Obama, followers don’t even Care, He can run over a person right now ,,, and people will still follow him,,, but one thing is for certain Barack no matter what, just lost this election,,, even if he wins the primary,,, from Hilary,,, Barack can not win a big state, Hilary followers will not back Barack Obama,,, just like if Hilary wins the primary,,, Barack Obama followers will not back Hilary ,,,,,
Obama is definitely Not Muslim, but he is a closet Racist, who employed a racist,, of all Racist, ,,,,, he is done
Watch Obama weblink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prhnc2fxAzg&feature=related%20%E2%80%A6%20http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4YxPBAkfp4&feature=related

Posted by Paul V | March 17, 2008 2:14 PM

I wonder if The Bitch is Back will make the setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 2:20 PM

hey Paul V, Barack Obama's pastor's church's board gave an award to someone who's a scumbag... that is the best you can do??? Like Barack Obama has anything to do with that. He's denounced and rejected any support from Farakkhan...
You want to talk about people lacking in character... Hillary Clinton is such a whore for power she sat by while her husband fucked trash after trash because she knew if she divorced him she'd never get to be president. give me obama any day. Your girl lost the primary. suck it up baby.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 2:38 PM

Nice spelling and grammar , wingnut...

Posted by Rob | March 17, 2008 2:39 PM

Who knew Hillary's peeps loved commas so much.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 2:59 PM

who gives a fuck about an oxford comma?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 3:06 PM

Will Bill play Sax?

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 3:19 PM

paul v-

if you really believe that hilary and mccain employ no racists on their campaigns, then you don't understand what racism is.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 4:13 PM

"but he is a closet Racist, who employed a racist,, of all Racist, ,,,,, he is done"

Dude, you're medicine is not working anymore...

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 4:23 PM

I said it before, and I'll say it again. If Eddie Vedder defeats Daft Punk for the nomination, I'm gonna vote for Vampire Weekend in November.

Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 5:05 PM

I am really disappointed in Elton. And a bit bemused that he is involved with American politics.

As for the rantings about Obama's pastor. I think anyone with any degree of concern and knowledge about the state of our society, would have to recognize that the pastor has been pretty much "telling it like it is" for a very large segment (probably the majority) of the black population in America. Does he go a bit overboard? Maybe. Is he theatrical to an extreme? Maybe. Does it mean that Barack Obama is a closet racist. Definitely not. Barack Obama is a very intelligent and well-educated man whose "agenda" is to bring people together, to celebrate our humanity in common. It will be a terrible shame if this pastor issue causes his campaign to capsize.

Posted by MCM | March 17, 2008 5:18 PM

"Barack Obama is a very intelligent and well-educated man whose "agenda" is to bring people together, to celebrate our humanity in common."

That is not the agenda I would want in a president. We are all different, no one person or group will ever unite us. You can't be opposed and in favor of a position at the same time. Impossible. I don't want a president that will make us all play nice, I want a president that will get stuff done.


Posted by Anonymous | March 17, 2008 5:42 PM

Anon 5:42, you are correct in one sense. We certainly cannot all work together, work in harmony, and all that kind of crap. Especially when you consider that this country has huge, ever-increasing differences in income and wealth, no social safety net, no universal healthcare, and is ecomically going down the shit hole. And Obama/Clinton/McCain are not going to represent most of our interests, you can be sure of that.

I don't want a president who *can* make us play nice. We should be shutting down cities and rioting in the streets.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 2:56 AM

nothing funnier than bv commenters exerting their nonsense opinions on politics. I JUST LOL'd dude. I L O L'd!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by youre all retarded | March 18, 2008 3:23 PM

Hilary Clinton is a cunt from hell who voted for illegal wiretaping that geoege bush wanted shes trying to steal this election

Posted by lahipster | March 18, 2008 7:28 PM

The Clinton's have shown their true redneck colors this year. She's a fucking Republican, no question. And fuck man, Obama's won more in the popular vote, he's won more states and he's well ahead in the delegate count. What the fuck does it take for these fucking hillbillies to get the message?

As for Elton, he must have fallen off the wagon to be doing some shit like this, man. This is fucked up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 8:00 PM

What time do I win MegaMillions so I can get the fuck out of this Godforsaken country?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 12:41 AM

Go Hillary!
Best candidate for the job!

Posted by Cl McDonald | March 28, 2008 4:15 PM

I would go see Elton John. He is really great. Not like that punk Obama has leading him around. Hillary, you are the Greatest and no matter what anyone says about you. You are a Lady. The one we want for our President. Go Hillery, you can win this Election. We are still out here working hard for you. I know you have what it takes to be President. If not do you think I would be sitting up at 1:15 in the morning and have been doing so since you have been running. And, really, what is it anyone's business about your and Bill's personal life. I would count on it that the ones writing in has a woman in bed while he is writing his dirty words. Hillary, we need you badly. We need Healthcare, I know I had the same doctor for 33 years and recently got kicked out because they no longer take Medicare. The economy is so bad you can't afford to eat, let alone pay bills. I have never seen the Country so bad in my lifetime. It needs a Change and certainly not Obama or another Republican. Every time we have a Republican in office, we have wars and horrible economy just to mention two.See you in Denver.

Posted by Frqances | April 6, 2008 2:22 AM

I'm a democrat, but the fact is that democratic Presidents were responsible for the vast majority of wars in the 20th century -- Vietnam (Kennedy/Johnson), Korea (Truman), WWII (FDR), WWI (Wilson).

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2008 2:56 AM

FDR was responsible for WWII? Even if you mean he was responsible for just the U.S. entry into WWII, that's wack. Let's assume for the sake of argument that the U.S. could've stayed out of the war in Europe. Have you forgotten that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? Do you know why Japan attacked Pearl Harbor? It's because the U.S. was using the Navy to cut off supplies of oil to Japan in order to hinder Japanese military activity in Asia. They were doing some evil shit in China, you know. Would you prefer that the U.S. not have lifted a finger and let Japan have its way with Asia?

Also, U.S. involvement in Vietnam began during the Eisenhower administration, and Nixon was gung-ho about continuing that war.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2008 10:57 AM

Elton John music is awesome. I wish I could go to the concert. But right now I am excited about
ASHES diVIDE. Their album is released this Tuesday
April 8th! You can listen to the music at
www.myspace.com/ashesdivide!

Posted by Jane | April 6, 2008 10:59 AM

Yo, wake up. Elton John is a unpaid foreign volunteer. Legal and all proceeds go to the Hillary campaign.

Please don't drink the kool aid.....please, you'll be sorry.

Go Hillary

Posted by JT | April 9, 2008 11:48 PM

Yes we did!

GOBAMA! :D

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2009 8:52 AM

Looks like Hillary is doing well with "women of a certain age".

Posted by Carmine | October 30, 2009 3:29 PM

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