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Pnau To Perform With Elton John For One-Off Sydney Show

13 September 2012 | 8:43 am | Scott Fitzsimons

Show follows their collaboration album

Pnau and Elton John are set to perform together in a one-off Sydney show in the wake of their collaboration album.

To be held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre Friday 16 November, the show was announced after the first sold out. Dance-pop locals Pnau and legendary pop songwriter Sir Elton recently released their record Good Morning To The Night, which consists of Pnau reworkings of Elton classics and solidified their burgeoning working relationship.

John said, “About five years ago when I was on tour in Australia I went to a record store in Sydney where I found the Pnau album. I bought it and fell in love with it, so I got in touch with Nick and Peter from Pnau and met them for coffee the next day. Some time later they left Australia and came to London, and now my company manages them. As soon as they arrived in England we started talking about Pnau doing a remix album using my early material. Basically I gave them free rein to go through all the master tapes and select whatever they wished.

“Like all these things it's about waiting for the right combination of circumstances. We didn't give Pnau any sort of deadline on this project, but this summer seemed like a great time to release the album. And obviously it was, because the album went straight to number one – my first UK number one album for 22 years!

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“In July I was invited to appear with Pnau at the Ibiza Rocktronic 123 Festival. Although it was an incredibly young audience, I was very surprised and happy to hear them all singing along to Your Song before we had even started playing the dance music. That set the tone for entire show and it was an amazing night. I am hoping members of the Sydney audience will be equally enthusiastic when they come and see me play Good Morning To The Night with these two very talented Aussies.”

Monday 12 November – Perth Arena Tickets
Wednesday 14 November – Canberra Stadium Tickets
Thursday 15 November – Sydney Entertainment Centre (sold out)
Friday 16 November – Sydney Entertainment Centre Tickets (new show with special guests Pnau)
Sunday 18 November – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Tickets
Tuesday 20 November – Launceston Silverdome Tickets

Tickets available to the new show 9am Friday 21 September