Elton John just one of many big-name shows set for BJC

UNIVERSITY PARK – Even Dorothy didn’t see this one coming: Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road will mark the last tour the legendary artist will ever embark on.

Somewhere over the rainbow, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, Elton John will be standing there on the stage of the Bryce Jordan Center (BJC), bringing together his 50-year career of hits into an extraordinary and visionary performance yet to be seen by the world.

No one will be tapping their bedazzled red shoes to go home that night; Elton John is a top-selling solo artist, holding 38 gold records, over 50 Top 40 hits and more than 300 million records sold records, globally.

The musical icon is the holder of five Grammys, one Tony, one Oscar, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, to name just a few of his stellar awards and achievements.

Oh, and who could forget his latest Gold status? (And no, not with a credit card.)

Elton John’s “Diamonds” Ultimate Greatest Hits album mounted up to the Top 5 of the UK album charts, after being released in November 2017.

The album soared into becoming the legend’s 40th UK Top 40 album, reaching Gold status before 2018 unfolded its new leaves.

Tickets for Elton John’s farewell show at the BJC are starting at $49.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.

The VIP Experience may be priceless, but the BJC sets the highest package’s physical price at $1,175, where a reserved ticket in the first ten rows, welcome gift and champagne toast, authentic Lithograph and on-stage VIP photo opportunity with John’ piano are just several perks.

Other VIP packages range from $149 to $425, all including a custom VIP gift bag and Lithograph, but the seating varies with each.

Don’t miss out on the unparalleled singer who has been on the road for more than half a century — because this time, when the final show’s curtain closes, it won’t rise again.

Until then, however, the BJC will be hosting other shows to entertain students and State College residents:

Luke Bryan – At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, Bryan will return to the BJC as a part of his “What Makes Your Country” tour. Tickets start $55.75, but students get $25 off.

Harlem Globetrotters – At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will wow the crowds with their basketball spells and wizardry. Tickets start at $23.

Miranda Lambert – At 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23, Lambert will perform for her Livin’ With Hippies tour, alongside Jon Pardi and Charlie Worsham. Her new album, The Weight of These Wings’s, song, “Vice,” has been nominated for two Grammys and the album has been awarded the ACM Album of the year. Tickets start at $45.25, but student tickets start at $41.75.

For more information about shows, visit www.bjc.psu.edu.





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