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CenturyLink urges Elton John fans to use caution when buying tickets

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Sir Elton John played the Grand Opening at what was then the CenturyTel Center to a sold out crowd back in 2000. Sir Elton John played the Grand Opening at what was then the CenturyTel Center to a sold out crowd back in 2000.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Another big name is heading to the CenturyLink Center in March. 

Sir Elton John is returning to Bossier City on March 22, and the concert is expected to sell out and bring in a record crowd.

The entertainer played the Grand Opening at what was then the CenturyTel Center to a sold out crowd back in 2000.

Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m., and CenturyLink is once again warning fans to be careful when buying tickets. They say many fans were scammed by scalpers and other third-party ticket vendors for the recent George Strait concert.

That's why CenturyLink says it's always the safest option is to purchase tickets directly from the CenturyLink box office or through TicketMaster.

According to CenturyLink, the March 22 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as a selection of new songs from his highly-anticipated album, The Diving Board, which was released by Capitol Records on September 24. Elton John's band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. Elton holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind '97," which sold 37 million copies. He also holds the record for most appearances on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, with his newest single, "Home Again" marking his 69th entry. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide. John has recently been named the first recipient of the BRITs Icon Award, which recognizes the very highest level of British music achievement, presented only to iconic artists whose writing, recording and performances set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation's culture.

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