Saturday, September 17, 2005

Elton does entire "Captain Fantastic" not entirely.

If you're going to issue a press release that says the following;

Elton is commemorating the event not only with the release of the expanded, two-CD Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - Deluxe Edition (Island/UMe), but also by performing a series of historic sold-out concerts on September 16 and 17 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston and September 21, 23 and 24 at Madison Square Garden, New York where included in the repertoire he will perform the album in its entirety for the first time in over 30 years.

You should then do just that. Last night Elton omitted "Writing" and "Tower Of Babel" from the 30th Anniversary celebration concert. Doesn't make much sense but we talking about Elton. Lets hope he drops "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" and "Daniel" or maybe two of the Peachtree Road songs and adds back the two CF songs missing last night. Here is the complete setlist;
Weight of The World
Porch Swing on Tupelo
Answer In The Sky
Turn Out The Lights When You Leave
My Elusive Drug
They Call Her The Cat
Freaks In Love
All That I'm Allowed
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Bitter Fingers
Tell Me When the Whistle Blows
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Meal Ticket
Better Off Dead
We All Fall In Love Sometimes/Curtains
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Bennie and the Jets
Take Me to The Pilot
Rocket Man
I Guess That's Why The Call it the Blues
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Tiny Dancer
Philadelphia Freedom
Sad Songs
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
The Bitch Is Back
Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting
Crocodile Rock
Your Song

Friday, September 16, 2005

MSG Katrina Benefit on Pay-Per-View

From the AP:

Pay-Per-View Televising Katrina Concert

By Associated Press
September 16, 2005, 9:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- An upcoming benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for those affected by Hurricane Katrina will be available live on pay-per-view television.

Major cable operators will give all proceeds to support the long-term relief and rebuilding efforts on the Gulf Coast, it was announced Thursday. The telecast, which will be available at a cost of $19.95 to viewers, will begin Tuesday at 7 p.m. (EDT).

The "Big Apple to the Big Easy" concert will feature performers including Simon & Garfunkel, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello, John Fogerty and Diana Krall. New Orleans natives the Neville Brothers and the Meters will also play.

All money raised through sponsorship and ticket sales will go to various relief funds. MSG has also pledged a $1 million donation.

The show will also extend across the city to Radio City Music Hall, where Dave Matthews, Tom Waits, Trey Anastasio, John Mayer and others will perform.
The participating cable operators are Adelphia, Cablevision, Charter, EchoStar's DISH Network and DIRECTV, along with iN DEMAND partners Bright House Networks, Comast, Cox Communications and Time Warner cable systems.