On November 3, veteran rock musicians and fellow pianists Elton John and Leon Russell will share a stage for one night at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA.
Tickets for the concert will be available to the public starting August 6, with an all-in pricing structure bringing the cost per ticket to $99. Admission to the one-off is general admission with no seating available, according to a notice from the event’s primary seller, Live Nation.
“We are thrilled to host Elton John and Leon Russell at the Hollywood Palladium,” said Rick Mueller, the president of Live Nation’s California branch, in a prepared statement. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two of popular music’s most iconic singer-songwriters in an intimate setting. Anyone who calls themselves a music fan won’t want to miss this.”
Both pianists will be backed by their own bands, with John’s featuring guitarist Davey Johnstone, bassist Bob Birch, percussionist John Mahon, drummer Nigel Olsson and keyboardist Kim Bullard. Russell’s crew includes guitarists Chris Simmons and Beau Charron, bassist Jack Wessel, and drummer Brandon Holder.
The veteran musicians are touring together in support of their upcoming collaboration “The Union,” set for release on October 19. According to a recent interview with Billboard, John will tour with Russell more extensively in 2011 with possible plans for a second album together.
Russell will tour the U.S. on his own through the summer. His itinerary picks up with an August 14 show at Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC, and concludes with a performance on October 9 at the Pleasure Island Blues & Jazz Festival in Kure Beach, NC.
At the moment, John is engaged for a string of shows at the Sporting Summer Festival in Monte Carlo, Monaco, from August 4-6. In September, the Rocket Man’s international schedule begins afresh with dates scattered across Spain, Italy and France through the first week of October.