Elton John at Amsoil Arena on May 6

Elton John will be the first big headliner to grace the new Amsoil Arena on May 6. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 14, and range from $27-127.

Michael Buble will also perform at the Amsoil Arena on June 25.

Anyone else super excited?

32 Comments

rnarum

about 12 years ago

Awesome - Elton John is playing HOMEGROWN!!

brulu

about 12 years ago

When they bring in Dirk, Lerxt and the Professor, Amsoil will officially be a success.

sparhawk

about 12 years ago

How Elton got such a good time slot at a good venue seems a bit fishy. Last year he played the 6 pm slot Thursday at Sir Ben's, now suddenly he'll be at the DECC?!!  Is that baby-making mayor of ours still doing the schedule?  If so, I call turkey!

Timk

about 12 years ago

I'll probably get the same time slot at some venue with no parking.

Claire

about 12 years ago

He better not be playing at the same time as any band Leon Rohrbaugh is in, is all I'm saying.

Jadiaz

about 12 years ago

Hold me closer Tony Dasnza
I'll show you Who's The Boss tonight
You made my bed with sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Sorry IMHO it had to be posted.

Jake

about 12 years ago

As the chair of the Homegrown Steering Committee I'd like to take FULL credit for booking Elton John for Homegrown.

B-man

about 12 years ago

@Jake, thanks now I have to try and be in three places at once.  

This Homegrown is getting out of hand. Can we get Kiss to play the NorShor next year?

Hot Shot

about 12 years ago

I hope he's good at kickball.

HappyHippo

about 12 years ago

You all just make me giggle.  Hard.

Bruce

about 12 years ago

Elton coming to the Amsoil Arena is awesome. It shows that the facility can now book some "decent" talent. To whomever is responsible, "thanks."

zra

about 12 years ago

@ hot shot: 

It couldn't hurt to invite him.

Who knows, he might just show up. Homegrown folk should at least let the promoters in on the HG secret ... might pay off, never know.

Bill

about 12 years ago

Couple of points, Elton should be good at kickball, he was part owner of a professional football (soccer) team. Is he donating his $50.00 stipend back to the Homegrown Festival? Can I have his drink tickets cause he don't do the booze no more. I hope he isn't booked opposite me (assuming I get a show) as that would make it hard for him to get to my gig.

Hot Shot

about 12 years ago

Someone should let him know about the festival. He can make a cameo with Phil Jents and perform Wake Up Wendy from South Park.

ruby2sd4y

about 12 years ago

Excited for Homegrown, yes. 
Elton/Buble, no. 
Next...

Claire

about 12 years ago

OMG, someone should invite him to Homegrown!!!! I remember the first time I saw Bruce -- in Chapel Hill and after most of the crowd had left after the show the band came back on and played some more, b/c Bruce said, otherwise they'd just be sitting in their hotel. Same with Elton John! He might want to make a surprise appearance somewhere and play a little more! Those juices are running after those shows, I am sure!

Bob

about 12 years ago

Hooray for "I'm Still Standing."

Elton has been mailing it in for years. Buble is bu-boring.

greg cougar conley

about 12 years ago

I think I may have to bare-knuckle fight that damn Michael Buble. I'm sick of him calling everyone 'kid'!

Lojasmo

about 12 years ago

As somebody who is not a fan of the past twenty years' of Elton's music, I worked as a hand at one of his shows in the eighties ... he puts on a hell of a concert.

Only in Duluth

about 12 years ago

Does anyone ever come here and not complain?

Finally some big name acts are going to be coming here and people knock it.  Granted Buble is just a glorified coverband crooner, but Elton John is pretty big for the area.  I grew up with his modern music, which is ok, but the older stuff is timeless.  "Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters," "Goodybye Yellow Brick Road," "Tony Danza," and a ton of other tunes are some of the best songs ever written.  I am sure he is getting past his prime like someone else said, but hopefully it is just the beginning of exciting things to come!

Claire

about 12 years ago

Hurrah, Mr. Claire & I scored tickets to see Elton John! I am stoked!

Bruce

about 12 years ago

So I go on "Ticketmaster Dot Com" - to buy 3 tickets at 10:00 a.m. but you can't.  You couldn't buy 1 or 2 or 3 tickets to Elton John via the net.

But ticket resale organizations like "gotthetix.com" or "ticketliquidator.com" or "arenaduluth.com" have ticket on the main floor that regularly would have sold for $127 plus tax/fees now on sale from $480.00 per seat to $820.00 per seat.

RIP OFF!

Gary

about 12 years ago

@Bruce
I went on Ticketmaster and purchased 2 tickets without a problem at 10 AM.  Wonder if something happened to their system?  A few years back that happened for a Springsteen concert and there was a pretty big lawsuit.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Yeah, what gives? This concert sold out in like 17 seconds.

Bruce

about 12 years ago

Amsoil/DECC allow organizations like Ticketmaster to control the sale of the tickets - then they are bought up in large blocks by ticket resale organization who jack the prices up 5 or 6 times face value!

Not Happy!

Claire

about 12 years ago

Wow, I lucked out. I do have a pretty fast internet connection, that may have helped. I went on at 10 am and tickets were not for sale yet for like another 3 minutes. I kept refreshing and refreshing the page and the instant the page pulled up with tickets for sale, I bought 2, no problem. I do have a Ticketmaster account, could that have made a difference?

Sorry for the people who weren't able to get tickets who tried. I heard from a friend the concert sold out in 45 minutes.

Bruce

about 12 years ago

Claire..I have a high speed cable connection and was online with my account at 9:55 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and then gave up.

Must have been the luck of the draw, per se - 

Congrats to you...We've seen him several times before in other locations, and he is well work the price. 

Enjoy.

Claire

about 12 years ago

Thanks Bruce. I am officially pissed off for your sake. I just checked EBay. There are already a bunch of people reselling there at $400 a pop and up. It's a Friday show, so of course it's easier to unload tickets for a weekend event. Anyway, I checked the locations of some of the resellers on EBay. They live elsewhere, most I checked live in LA. So this is obviously what they do for a living. *That* ticks me off, that they would deprive locals of seeing the show. Of course, I've bought online from Ticketmasters concert tickets at shows in NYC and NJ, but I did so for my own use, not to resell.

Lydia

about 12 years ago

James Taylor pre-sells blocks of his tickets on his website and you can only pick them up the day of the concert with id and the credit card used for purchase. This is his choice and he does it so all of us can buy for the price marked on the ticket and minimizes re-sale for huge profits.

Claire

about 12 years ago

Springsteen will drop tickets on Ticketmaster before shows. Fans know that when tickets go on sale and seemingly sell out right away, you still have a chance to nab tickets on TM if you keep your ear to the ground on the fan sites and/or check TM.

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