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Benefiting the Matthew Shepard Foundation: Elton John in Concert
By Peyton Jeter
Monday, February 28, 2011

 

ELTON JOHN TO APPEAR IN CONCERT:

BENEFITING THE MATTHEW SHEPARD FOUNDATION

WELLS FARGO THEATRE

Denver, CO – Elton John will appear in concert at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, April 12th at 8pm, benefitting the Matthew Shepard Foundation and performing his “Greatest Hits Live”, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton’s incredible five-decade career.  Tickets go on-sale this Saturday, March 5th at 10 AM. 

The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998.  Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance" through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew's story.  For more information about the Foundation and its programs, visit www.MatthewShepard.org http://www.MatthewShepard.org.
 
"Sir Elton has stood up for equality and dignity for all people, for more than a decade, through his tremendous generosity to the Foundation. His benefit concerts in Laramie in 1999 and 2009 sustained our educational work, bringing hope and inspiration to the community. We are deeply grateful for his continuing support and for the example he sets for all of us."  Judy Shepard, President of the Board of Directors of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
 
One of the most successful live acts on the road today, Elton put on the kind of concert you will never forget: the entire audience standing, dancing and singing along with much-loved classic songs such as “Your Song”, “Daniel”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets” and many more including selections from The UNION, Elton and Leon Russell's critically acclaimed album on Decca Records available now. The album features a variety of musical genres from R&B, Soul, Gospel, Pop and Rock. Rolling Stone Magazine gave The UNION 5 stars.  In addition Elton and Leon are nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for “If It Wasn’t for Bad”.
 
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five
decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums,
29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which sold 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.


TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 5th 10AM

Tickets are $49, $89, & $149 and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com,
charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 at all Ticketmaster outlets.
Some service charges may apply. 
There is a 4 ticket limit per customer.


  
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