Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Elton John & Band - Wonderful Crazy Night Tour

Cross Insurance Arena, PORTLAND, ME, USA - - Nov. 17, 2017

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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Elton John sings "Bitch is Back" live in Portland Maine in 2017
Sir Elton John - dressed in a flamingo-sequined tailcoat, opens with "The Bitch is Back".

 Elton John came to Portland and Bangor Maine for two dates as part of a 6-city concert tour that coincides with the anniversary of a songwriting collaboration with Bernie Taupin that started 50 years ago. The enthusiastic fans who managed to score tickets heard a extraordinary show that ran over  two nonstop hours and featured 22 iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career.

Current Band Members

Davey Johnstone - electric guitars (musical director and member since 1972)
Nigel Olsson - drums (drummer with Elton’s original three-piece band)

Ray Cooper - percussion
John Mahon - percussion
Kim Bullard - keyboards
Matt Bissonette - bass guitar
Elton on piano, vocals

More images and setlist after the jump...

Matt Bissonette of the Elton John Band warming up the crowd in Portland, Maine
Matt Bissonette - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Sir Elton John takes the stage at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine.
Sir Elton John takes the stage at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine.

Elton John acknowledges fans behind the stage. Image of Elton John with embroidered pink Flamingos on back panel of his jacket.
Elton John looks out to fans behind the stage.

Elton John
Portland, ME, USA

Set list
    The Bitch Is Back
    Bennie and the Jets
    I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
    Take Me to the Pilot
    Looking Up
    A Good Heart
    Philadelphia Freedom
    I Want Love
    Tiny Dancer
    Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
    Have Mercy on the Criminal
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Your Song
    Sad Songs (Say So Much)
    Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
    I'm Still Standing
    Crocodile Rock
    Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
    Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

    Candle in the Wind 

Guitarist Davey Johnstone with Gibson Flying V performs with The Elton John Band performs in Portland, Maine2017.
Guitarist Davey Johnstone has been with the Elton John Band since 1971

Elton John band Guitarist Davey Johnstone with Gibson Flying V, Portland, Maine 2017
Johnstone with his Gibson Flying V

Nigel Olsson - Elton John Band, Portland, Maine, 2017
Nigel Olsson - Drums, Backing Vocals

Nigel became Elton’s concert drummer in April 1970

It was truly amazing to see the singer-songwriter icon of my generation and 40 years later he can still work his magic. 

In case you didn't know Elton John has a hilarious part in a relatively new adventure spy movie based on the comic book series by the same name-  The Kingsman: The Golden Circle 
(for mature audiences). Check it out

For more info  Up to date - Elton John tour dates

The Official website of  Elton John

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