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  • ELTON JOHN & band
        Tenerife  (Spagna) - Golf Costa Adeje, Finca Los Olivos
     13 gennaio 2008

Elton John - Tenerife 2008

Funeral For A FriendLove Lies Bleeding
The Bitch Is Back
Madman Across The Water
Tiny Dancer
Take Me To The Pilot
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Rocket Man
Honky Cat
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
The Bridge
Candle In The Wind
Benny And The Jets
Philadelphia Freedom
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
I'm Still Standing
Crockodile Rock
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Your Song
da tenerifenews.com

Rocket Man set to blast off at Golf Costa Adeje

The spectacular Elton John concert is all set to tee off at the stunning outdoor venue of Golf Costa Adeje on Thursday, January 24.
The fantastic start to 2008 will see Tenerife once again placed on the international map as requests for tickets are being received from all over Europe, including France, mainland Spain, Italy and Germany.

And by all accounts, even Elton himself is hugely looking forward to his debut concert on the island and discovering what the real Tenerife is all about.
Media interest in the unique event was at fever pitch when a press conference was called by organisers, Canarias Live Sun Festival last week.
With less than one month to go before the Rocket Man blasts off, nearly half of the tickets have been sold and an audience of at least 20,000 fans is expected.
Organisers were keen to allay fears that the golf course venue would not be able to cope with either the traffic or car-parking. They say the event has been minutely planned down to the very last detail and are full of praise for everyone who has been involved and all the sponsors for their support.
“Everyone involved is passionately excited about this concert which is going to be absolutely spectacular and will show once again that Tenerife has so much more to offer over and above its climate and beautiful landscape,” said Dario Morra of Canarias Live Sun Festival.
A huge stage is being built on part of the golf course where the terrain resembles a natural amphitheatre overlooking the sea. The concert itself begins at 9pm and is expected to last up to two and a half hours with Elton John and his band commanding the stage for the entire duration.
Ticket-holders are invited to arrive early to enjoy the atmosphere and scenery and perhaps enjoy a picnic and drinks in the grounds.
The concert will be going ahead no matter what the weather and though the evening temperature is expected to be around 17 degrees, it might still be advisable to bring warm clothing in case of a chilly wind and umbrellas in the very unlikely event of rain.
However, with more than three quarters of the tickets being standing only, as opposed to seats, there’s going to be plenty of warmth generated by the dancing, clapping and cheering as Elton performs his stunning gig.
The concert has at least 25 sponsors, including Heineken and Coca Cola, and the total support and backing of all the Canarian authorities.
It’s going to be one of the biggest and most prestigious entertainment events on Tenerife for years and one which will set the scene for further spectacular performances if it proves a success.
At the moment, there is absolutely no doubt that it will be just that with a team of 350 personnel involved in the production and hundreds of lights promising to bring the golf course ablaze. Huge scenery is being shipped in and electricity will be provided by no less than 14 generators.
Organisers say they were disappointed at the earlier stories that Elton John was going to perform in Santa Cruz which proved untrue as this had nothing to do with them whatsoever.
“We have been planning this concert at Golf Costa Adeje for a very very long time,” said Dario Morra.

da losgigantes.com

Elton John concert - chaotic!

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Singer Elton John performed for a 20,000-strong audience at the Costa Adeje Golf Course last night but the concert has been overshadowed by scathing criticism that the organisers were caught totally unprepared for the event.

Thousands of fans were still streaming into the purpose-built venue, complete with a stage measuring over a thousand square metres which needed 350 people to build, when the British star went on stage at 9.10 pm. According to Tenerife daily La Opinion the doors did not open until 45 minutes before and the bottlenecks due to a shortage of ticket checkers caused many to miss the start of the concert.

The organisers could face legal action after scores of fans who had bought expensive VIP tickets were unable to access their seats. Problems also plagued traffic in the area, with tailbacks in Playa de Las Americas and along the motorway due to inadequate signposting.

Elton John performs tonight

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Around 20,000 people are expected to attend the Elton John concert in south Tenerife tonight. Initially the concert was scheduled for November, but had to be put back to this month due to organisational problems.

Elton John is due to arrive in Tenerife by private jet just a few hours before going on stage at the Golf Costa Adeje, where the last minute touches were still being put to the mammoth structure needed for the concert late last night.

The organisers say 17,000 tickets have already been sold but they expect another 3,000 to be bought at the box office tonight. Extra buses have been laid on from Santa Cruz, Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas for the event, which begins at 9pm.

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foto da www.canaryfestival.com