Elton John and his full band are back on the road this June rocking 14 dates across the UK and Europe.If that’s not exciting enough in itself, to celebrate Elton’s ongoing success on the road he is teaming up with instant live recording specialists, Concert Live (www.concertlive.co.uk) to create instant live CDs of all the dates of the tour!Each concert will be recorded and mixed in real time and deluxe 3 CD souvenir sets will be produced, available for fans to take home within minutes of the final note being played! The 3rd disc of the set will feature exclusive high quality photos taken from the tour.The CDs are limited edition and are the ultimate souvenir for any Elton John fan, whether you have been lucky enough to get a ticket to the gigs or not!This is an incredibly exciting production and you can pre-order your live CD now, either for collection after the concert or home delivery. Simply visit the Concert Live website (www.concertlive.co.uk) and get your order in early to avoid missing out on this exclusive offer.Pre-orders are live now, click here to get your hands on yours: www.concertlive.co.uk/tour.php?id=77
Photographic ExhibitionStatement from Jane Jackson, curator of the Elton John Photographic CollectionBy Press ReleaseWe have made arrangements to close the "Thanksgiving" Installation at The Baltic with immediate effect. It was always intended that the Installation be exhibited as a whole, and not on a piecemeal basis, and our decision has been made with regard to the artistic integrity of the work and the artist."
Press Release courtesy of eltonjohn.com:
The photograph entitled "Klara and Edda belly-dancing" (1998) is one of 149 images comprising the "Thanksgiving" installation by renowned US photographer Nan Goldin.
The photograph exists as part of the installation as a whole and has been widely published and exhibited throughout the world. It can be found in the monograph of Ms Goldin's works entitled "The Devil's Playground" (Phaidon, 2003), has been offered for sale at Sotheby's New York in 2002 and 2004, and has previously been exhibited in Houston, London, Madrid, New York, Portugal, Warsaw and Zurich without any objections of which we are aware.
Elton John is known as one of the world's foremost collectors of photographic art and has several thousand photographs in his collection, including works by Man Ray, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus and Ansel Adams.
Elton John purchased the "Thanksgiving" installation from the White Cube gallery in London (contact: Deirdre Cott. + 44 (0)20 7930 5373) in 1999, and the installation is presently on loan to The Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art in Newcastle.
Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden, the most anticipated Elton John DVD release in recent memory, will be available everywhere internationally on Sept. 24, and in the U.S. on Oct. 2.
To find out more info, head over to http://www.eltonjohn.com .