Friday, April 09, 2010

It's a greatest hits tour?

I must not be paying close enough attention. I was not aware the tour was called "Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live." Could the inclusion of "You're Never Too Old" in the setlist be an indication that this will be the official first single from the upcoming album with Leon Russell?!/image/665218889.jpg

Daily Toreador - Drummer reflects on time spent in Elton John’s band
Drummer reflects on time spent in Elton John’s band
By Alexandra Pedrini

Published: Friday, April 9, 2010

SIR ELTON JOHN’S performance Friday night at the United Spirit Arena will mark the 10-year anniversary of the arena’s opening. He was the first performer at the United Spirit Arena when it opened in 2000.

On the band’s “Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live” tour, Sir Elton John’s drummer, Nigel Olsson, took time to speak with The Daily Toreador about how the band has changed throughout the years, the different places it has performed and to encourage the audience to use the bathrooms before the show begins.

°How’s the tour been going so far?
So far so good, it’s been quite interesting. We’ve been to Cancun, Mexico, and drove to the big ancient pyramids in Chichen Itza and played in front of pyramids, which was amazing. Then we played Corpus Christi which was great and a pretty long show. It’s quite intense, but we’re looking forward to the rest of the tour. It’s going to be great.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

20 years ago...

Today Marks 20th Anniversary Of Ryan White's Death

Today marks 20 years since a Hoosier boy died from AIDS. Ryan White's mother Jeanne White Ginder says she still receives threats from people who do not understand her teen son's public battle to be allowed to go to public school despite having the disease.

An exhibit is on display at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis about White's battle and efforts to get people to understand the plight of those with AIDS. Elton John will attend an April 28th fundraiser at Butler University to raise money for both a Children's Museum exhibit and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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