Elton John Plays 3,000th Public Show (That’s a Lot)
Renowned singer Elton John celebrated a milestone 3,000 live public performances on Oct. 8, 2011, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Jot this down, trivia buffs: Elton John’s first-ever public concert was on his 23rd birthday, March 25, 1970, at the Revolution Club in London.
Bonus trivia: 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of Elton John’s Las Vegas debut.
Thanks to the miracle of news releases, we also know Elton John’s 3,000 concerts can be tracked by decade: He performed 616 shows in the 1970s, 537 in the 1980s, 590 in the 1990s, 1,064 in the 2000s and, to-date, 193 in the 2010s.
Congrats to an amazing performer whose success has truly managed to stand the test of time! Find out more about Elton John’s show, The Million Dollar Piano, at Caesars Palace.
If you’d like a shot at seeing the show free, check out the “Elton John Million Dollar Piano Sweepstakes” from Yamaha Entertainment Group, the folks that built Elton John’s piano at a cost of $1.4 million. (They were going to call his show “The $1.4 Million Dollar Piano,” but it just didn’t have quite the same ring to it.)
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