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Breaking! Spokane Lands Elton John

Elton John takes a final bow after performing at his April 22, 2009, show "The Red Piano" in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

"Word has finally arrived: Elton John will play the Spokane Arena on April 8, along with his band, in a show called “Greatest Hits Live.” Tickets go on sale Feb. 12, 10 a.m. through TicketsWest outlets (800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com). Prices are $27, $77 and $137. Elton John has appeared in the region three times: the Spokane Arena in 1999, Pullman (two shows) in 2008 and Yakima last April. When he played Pullman, the show created at ticket frenzy at TicketsWest. The system crashed briefly a couple of times, but it didn't prevent all 10,000 seats at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum from being snapped up within two hours. Another performance was subsequently added/Spotlight.

Question: Would you pay $137 for a good seat at an Elton John concert?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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