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    Fri, 01 Oct 2010 09:27:16

    Elton John and Leon Russell to Tour - They are supporting their collaborative effort, "The Union”

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    • Leon Russell - PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Actor Forest Whitaker, winner of the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and the NAACP Chairman's Award, NAACP Board of Directors Chairman Roslyn Brock, and NAACP Board of Directors Vice Chairman Leon Russell pose in the press room during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
    • Leon Russell - PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Actor Forest Whitaker, winner of the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and the NAACP Chairman's Award, NAACP Board of Directors Chairman Roslyn Brock, and NAACP Board of Directors Vice Chairman Leon Russell pose in the press room during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
    • Leon Russell - PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Forest Whitaker, winner of the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and the NAACP Chairman's Award (C), NAACP Board of Directors Chairman Roslyn Brock (R), and NAACP Board of Directors Vice Chairman Leon Russell (L) pose for a portrait during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

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    Elton John and Leon Russell will be embarking on a U.S. tour in support of The Union, the duo's aptly-titled collaborative album to be released October 19. The concerts will feature Elton John and Leon Russell performing their hits, including selections from The Union. The album marks the first time these iconic artists have worked together since 1970.

    Produced by Oscar and multiple-Grammy winning producer T Bone Burnett, The Union was recorded live in the studio with Elton and Leon on dueling pianos. The 14-track disc includes selections written by Elton and his lifelong lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as the combined incomparable songwriting team consisting of Leon, Elton, Bernie and T Bone covering a variety of musical genres-from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock.

    Elton John and Leon Russell will also be part of T Bone Burnett's upcoming The Speaking Clock Revue. The multi-artist concerts, which include a stop at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA on October 24, will also feature John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Punch Brothers, Neko Case, Jeff Bridges, Karen Elson, Jim James and The Secret Sisters.

    That sounds like an event not to be missed if you like roots rock, folk music and Americana.

    Elton has also launched a Twitter account for his fans to keep up to date with all the latest news on Elton and The Union at http://www.twitter.com/eltonjohndotcom so start following them now.

    Tour dates are below:

    Sat 10/16 Boston, MA - Wang Theatre - Citi Performing Arts Center (w/ The Speaking Clock Revue)
    Tues 10/19 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (Elton John & Leon Russell)
    Wed 10/20 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre (w/ The Speaking Clock Revue)
    Sun 10/24 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre (w/ The Speaking Clock Revue)
    Wed 11/3 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium (Elton John & Leon Russell)
    Fri 11/5 Ontario, CA - Citizens Business Bank Arena (Elton John & Leon Russell)
    Sat 11/6 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center (Elton John & Leon Russell)
    Mon 11/8 Hidalgo, TX - State Farm Arena (Elton John & band)
    Wed 11/10 Lafayette, LA - Cajundome (Elton John & band)
    Fri 11/12 Tulsa, OK - Bok Center (Elton John & Leon Russell)
    Sat 11/13 Ft. Worth, TX - Fort Worth Convention Center (Elton John & Leon Russell)
    Tues 11/16 Ashville, AL - Asheville Civic Center (Elton John & band)
    Fri 11/19 Chattanooga, TN - UTC Mackenzie Arena (Elton John & band)
    Sat 11/20 Daytona Beach, FL - Ocean Center (Elton John & Leon Russell)
    Sun 11/21 Lakeland, FL - Lakeland Center (Elton John & Leon Russell)

    What is your favorite Elton John song?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.01.10



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