Sir Elton John earning $500k per show

Elton John is reportedly earning $500,000 (£330,750) for each Las Vegas show he performs during his ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ residency at Caesars Palace hotel.
Sir Elton John performs live in Milano, Italy on December 4, 2014

The 67-year-old singer-songwriter started the ninth leg of his ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ residency at The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, last week, and is reportedly taking 88% of all ticket sales.

According to TMZ, the ‘Candle in the Wind’ hitmaker has to sign off on all ticket prices, ranging from $55 (£36) to $1,000 (£662) in the 4,296 seated arena, meaning he is able to increase the amount he earns.

The huge sum means Elton – who wed his husband David Furnish at his home in England last month on the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership – has now become the highest-earning musician per show in Las Vegas history, overtaking ‘Till The World Ends’ singer Britney Spears.

The 33-year-old pop sensation is believed to earn $475,000 (£314,220) per show, which is considerably less than Elton, especially as the venue of her residency, Planet Hollywood, has more seats at 4,600.

Those paying the expensive sum to see the iconic British musician perform are treated to an 18-track celebration of his greatest hits including ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Your Song’, ‘I’m Still Standing’, and an encore of his song from the 1994 film ‘The Lion King’, ‘The Circle of Life’.

The series of shows are set to end on January 24, before he returns for a further 17 shows until April 14.

0 thoughts on “Sir Elton John earning $500k per show”

  1. It is easy to understand why guys hit at PSCU. This guys are doing their job. Well written…”t is one thing to shout freedom, like Raila and his cohort in the civil
    society. The difficult part, requiring resolve, stamina and courage, is
    protecting freedom. Our constitutional order is threatened by terrorists
    and their collaborators, many of whom speak the language of civil
    rights fluently and vehemently. The Jubilee Alliance is protecting our
    freedom form terrorists, bandits, gangsters and criminals.”

  2. Idiots. is this the best Itumbi and Co. can do. On Facts they may be right but life is not abour facts…it is about reality. Unasikia Itumbi

  3. Itumbi is the chief Jubilee propagandist – I must however admit I love listening to him. The boy can convince you even with a lie

    1. He can convince only the Grace, if you are a woman then that is very normal. Hurrah Itumbi the IT specialist in Kenya. But I wouldn´t give Itumbi such a honourable title “Propagandist”which to date, the most prominent guy with this title was Prof. Josef Goebbel the German-Nazi propagandist and if you are interested find out the havoc he created in the 2nd World War.

  4. Don’t we just hate the politics of where we are as a Country? Jubilee and ODM can take their hatred elsewhere. Perhaps we need to find an alternative to the two since neither is interested in prudent governance but rather mini-battles that are inconsequential in policy yet alienates the same household.

    1. You have a point here. The Presidential Press Unit should not be the “Political Buro” for the ruling coalition. That is the work of the party. Maybe I am wrong. We have a completely new style from Kenya that apparently will outlive the leader who accepted the entity. Kudos for the team for they bring no advantage to the Office. When the team has sub-qualified lots like Itumbi who is evidently amateurist with professionals but may be incompetent then you have an entity which is a nonstarter.

  5. What Babu yearns for is a repeat of the 2007 violence. He would cherish the idea of the country becoming ungovernable and hope for the return of the nusu mkate government, with himself of course featuring in some high position somewhere.
    As mentioned in this article, it doesn’t matter how he gets power. For him the end justifies the means.

  6. A Presidential Press bureau shouldn’t all along be presenting propaganda-laced nonsense. President Kenyatta is the luckiest leader ever, controlling a parliament with a wide majority and in reign of a robust educated population. All he needs to do is to provide leadership and not PR and unnecessary pageantry. He should inspire hope in young Kenyans who are graduating from schols and unversities ready to join the queue of building the nation. He should create employement and deal firmly with insecurity. He can only do these by vanguishing tribalism which thrives best withing the courts of his palace. Let him address the issue of security proactively, donning military fatigue doesnt defeat terrorism, neither posting portraits with idle army chiefs will scare our enemies. The opposition will remain alive to execute their roles of opposing, but that shouldn’t distract a genuinely elected government. Learn to out-do the opposition by delivering your pre-election promises.

    So far, Jubilee govt has not delivered anything, not even a stalled project can be counted on their name. Projects that were initiated by the last regime are the ones the president and his deputy have been busy for 18months visiting (claiming to be initiating), worst still, such projects are encountering bottlenecks courtesy of the most corrupt Harambee House bureaucrats. Institutions have been ethnicised. The security docket is under the armpit of those known to habour a notion of “our government” and “our people”. A practice that has only served to divide the country further. Instead of addressing all these, the president through his handlers has only managed to push thro’ our throats a legislation that will curtail our rights, and further undermine the constitution which we fervently fought for.

    Mr. Odinga is not Mr. Kenyatta’s enemy, Mr. Kenyatta’s enemies are his tribes men who have surrounded state lawns with crude arsenals to protect what they call their own.

  7. @Qwani:disqus maybe you have that in mind and can happen depending on how the election will be conducted. How about bringing in a total electronic voting system that is tamper proof and devoid of this inherent thievery? Supporting transparency is not being against the current leader, no.
    The article above is just full of propaganda. I think everyone wants security and liberty for no one eats politics. You see these young men working for the Presidential Press Unity can not gag anybody by using G. W. Bush´s slogan that he used to brand some Western European:”You are either with us or with the terrorist” and he failed to convince anybody. They are going to convince the core supporters but only that.
    They assume smartness to earn huge sum of shillings but would fail.

  8. Well written and to the point. Clearly this article expresses many Kenyans sentiments about Cord and its leadership. I hope this article was posted by all media houses for the public to read!

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