Elton John’s Lake Tahoe show part of extended farewell tour
If you go
What: Elton John
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8
Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
After more than 50 years, piano legend Elton John is slowly wrapping up his career as a live artist, but not before he spends another night at Lake Tahoe.
John performs Saturday at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. The show is part of a series of performances designed to say goodbye to fans and eventually allow John to spend more time with his loved ones.
“The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family and less time touring,” John said in a press release for the tour. “I am all too aware of how precious the time ahead is. My sons are growing up so quickly, their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them.”
John and his band (Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards) will play classic album tracks from his career, including selections from the album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” which was reissued last year in multiple formats for its 40th Anniversary Special Edition, at the show.
John is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He has had 56 top 40 singles in the U.S. He had seven number one albums between 1972 to 1975.
Saturday’s show will be the second time John has performed at Lake Tahoe. He last played here in July 2010.
Lake Tahoe Action