Rolling out the hits since 1964, famed songwriter and pianist, Elton John, is ready to hit the touring circuit once more. For the first half of 2016, the "Tiny Dancer" singer will spend his time on the road in support of his latest album, Wonderful Crazy Night.
The 68-year-old performer will launch his tour on Jan. 19, offering a two week time span of his Million Dollar Piano show at the Colosseum at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas, UltimateClassicRock notes. After tackling a string of February dates in Paris, the "Crocodile Rock" musician will take on the United States in March for two weeks before executing another two week Las Vegas residency in April.
Starting on June 3 and ending on July 16, John will take his tour to Europe. The songwriter will drop his impressive, 33rd studio album on Feb. 16, adding it to the collection of renowned albums like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Madman Across the Water. The impending album was produced by John alongside T Bone Burnett, featuring the talents of longtime guitarist and collaboratoer, Davey Johnstone and drummer Nigel Olsson.
John recently dropped "Looking Up," the first track in a series of positivity off of Wonderful Crazy Night's 14-song track list. The album was fully recorded in a speedy 17 days.
"I just said that I even wanted the slow songs to be optimistic," he explained to Rolling Stone. "I wanted to make a happy record. Joyous was the word I chose. Not happy, joyous. I said I want it to feel joyous from beginning to end, and even the slow songs should be joyous."
Elton John 2016 North American Tour Dates
01/19-01/31 - Las Vegas, NV
03/9 - Estero, FL
03/15 - Mobile, AL
03/16 - Columbus, GA
03/18 - Roanoke, VA
03/19 - Charlottesville, VA
03/22 - Youngstown, OH
03/23 - Grand Rapids, MI.
04/16-30 - Las Vegas, NV