Rocket Man Elton blasts in at Chesterfield B2net

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ROCKET Man Elton John is blasting back for the first ever concert at one of the region’s top new football grounds.

The chart-topping music legend will transform Chesterfield’s new B2net stadium into the world’s latest outdoor rock concert venue on Saturday, June 9, next year.

It follows months of secrecy surrounding plans to stage the spectacular which will bring thousands of concert-goers to the region’s latest stadium, which opened last summer.

Elton’s new Million Dollar Piano show - with him playing a Yamaha piano produced exclusively for him - made its debut last night, marking the beginning of a three-year residency at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

But that isn’t the show coming to Chesterfield’s 15,600 capacity venue.

Promoters Marshall Arts say fans will instead be getting two hours of greatest hits, which have included Rocket Man, Pinball Wizard, Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Candle in the Wind.

Oscar and Grammy award winner Elton, who has sold over 250 million records, last played in Derbyshire at Chatsworth in 2000.

The Star’s sister paper, The Derbyshire Times, is the gig’s official media partner.

A Chesterfield FC spokesman said: “Elton is playing Las Vegas, Sydney - and now Chesterfield. We’re thrilled he has agreed to include us on his world tour. The B2net is living up to its billing as a premier entertainment venue.”

Tickets are £55 and £40, may be subject to a booking fee, and go on sale from tomorrow, Friday, September 30, from 9am. Call 0844 847 2441 or visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk