Elton John to Perform in the Arena-Auditorium, April 3

Feb. 24, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

  • Tickets can be purchased HERE on Monday, March 2, at 8 a.m., MT.

    The legendary Elton John will be performing solo at the Arena Auditorium on Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m., as the 2009 Tour: Rocket Man • Number Ones comes to Laramie, Wyo.

    "The University is thrilled to have legendary artist Elton John return to Laramie for a concert in the Arena Auditorium," says UW President Tom Buchanan. "Elton John has been a long time supporter of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and UW's Matthew Shepard Symposium, and we are appreciative of his continued interest in both".

    Reserved tickets for Elton John will be available at the main athletic ticket office at the Arena Auditorium, Wyoming Union Box Office and the Fine Arts Box Office. Online at www.wyomingathletics.com or charge by phone at 800.922.9461 or 307.766.4850. Tickets are priced $35, $65 and $85, plus applicable service charges; reserved seating; all ages; limit six tickets per customer.

    Sir Elton will be playing his greatest hits and more recent songs from his latest release, Rocket Man Number Ones. He has sold more than 200 million records and continues to add innovative work to his personal repertoire of 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, 35 gold and 25 platinum albums.

    Rocket Man•Number Ones, released in March 2007, debuted in the top 10 and features newly compiled and digitally mastered greatest hits spanning the first three decades of the singer-songwriter's career.

    The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in Wyoming in October 1998. For more information about the Foundation and its programs, visit www.MatthewShepard.org.

    "Ten years ago Sir Elton did a concert in Laramie to benefit the Foundation. It was wonderful beyond description. He is a gracious and generous human being. We are sincerely grateful for his continuing support." - Judy Shepard, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation