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Elton John in Erie: Tickets on Sale Today

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Tickets for one of the first big concerts at the newly renovated Erie Insurance Arena are on sale today. Music legend Elton John is making a return to Erie next month, and promoters are expecting a sell out.

Eight thousand tickets are on sale as of 10am for the November 18th Elton John & Band concert. You can see the line that was formed before the ticket sales opened up.

John will be playing hits from his 50-year career as well as songs from his new album, called "The Diving Board." 

Elton and Band are playing in Boston, D.C., and Atlanta before his Erie performance, as a part of his 13 city tour.

But it's not his first time playing here. Elton John performed in Erie in 2000, and his then solo performance sold out the building.

That was when the Erie Insurance Arena was still called the Tullio Arena.
   
When tickets go on sale today, Erie fans won't just be battling Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo fans for tickets- they'll also have to beat out ticket re-sellers, like stubhub.com and eltonjohntourdates.com.

But there's a lot of excitement for Elton John here.

"We're thrilled to have Elton return to Erie. Such an iconic artist with a huge inventory of classic hits. It's really good for Erie," said Casey Wells, Executive Director of the Erie County Convention Center Authority. "The many years of him in the industry, a new facility.... we expect to sell out."

People can buy their tickets online at www.erieevents.com, at the Erie Insurance Arena ticket booth, or by calling the box office at 814-452-4857.

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