Elton John Sets New Attendance Record at PPL Center on September 27

Friday | Oct. 21, 2016

Sir Elton John set a new attendance record at PPL Center in Allentown with more than 10,000 fans who followed the yellow brick road to PPL Center. And, of course, they’re all "still standing."

“Thank you to Elton John, his management and Live Nation for bringing the Wonderful Crazy Night Tour to Allentown,” said Rob Brooks, co-owner, BDH Development. “We have incredible partners in Spectra who do a tremendous job turning events into experiences. This is another great day in the history of PPL Center and a testament of the great work Spectra continues to do for the facility as well as the Lehigh Valley,” added Jim Brooks, co-owner, BDH Development. 

“We’re grateful to Elton John, Elton's management team, and Live Nation for bringing one of the world's most popular musicians in history to PPL Center,” said Spectra's Gunnar Fox, General Manager of PPL Center. “This was one of the most anticipated concerts ever in Allentown and Sir Elton John blew us all away. We’re thrilled to create these type of ever-lasting memories for our customers throughout the Lehigh Valley.”

“PPL Center is a beautiful building that really puts Allentown on the map,” said Geoff Gordon, Regional President, Live Nation. “We’ve been able to work with our great partners in Spectra to bring major artists including the Eagles, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond and now Elton John to PPL Center, and we look forward to bringing more shows here in the future. This is a great night that thousands of people will remember for a long time.”

The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with 35 gold records and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind ’97,” which sold over 37 million copies.  Since his career began in 1969 he has played over 4,000 concerts worldwide.