Elton John

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

With a set list stacked with standouts such as “Tiny Dancer,” “Daniel,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” et al., piss break opportunities promise to be few and far between at Elton John’s Bridgestone soiree tonight. Still following in the all-killer-no-filler tradition of piano man Jerry Lee Lewis, John has more hits than he could ever hope to cram into a single show. But on his current 40th Anniversary of Rocket Man Tour, Captain Fantastic does his best to satisfy fans, celebrating the initial winning streak of singles that broke him as a superstar and digging deep into his Nixon-era catalog. Even though Elton’s always played the hits, this might be the best time in decades to see him do it, as the material of his youth is inspiring a raw, back-to-basics approach for his forthcoming 30th studio album — the T Bone Burnett-produced, Bernie Taupin-co-written The Diving Board, due this fall. John’s inspired attempt to take his rock ’n’ roll roots full circle means this won’t be just some rehashed Vegas revue.

—Adam Gold

Fri, Apr 5 | 8:00 PM
Bridgestone Arena
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Elton John

London England United Kingdom  |  Pop

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