Elton: The Early Years coming to the Golden State Theatre on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Come see the original Rocket Man! If you are one of Elton John’s millions of fans, you are going to love “Elton: The Early Years” – the amazing Elton John Tribute Show that is coming to the Golden State Theatre on Thursday, September 24, 2015. 

AT A GLANCE:

WHAT:   Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band is the Ultimate Elton John Tribute show. They were recently hand-picked to be featured on Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest's network AXS TV show "THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS." They wowed a national audience during their live to air performance at The Roxy in Hollywood California, and are known for performing a technically accurate Vegas style production, featuring the wildly popular music, costumes and antics of Elton John 

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado, Downtown Monterey. (831) 649-1070

TICKETS: Buy individual tickets (tickets range from $25.00 - $49.00). Tickets are available now at www.goldenstatetheatre.com, or by calling 831-649-1070 or on the day of the show. Group ticket discounts are available for 10 or more.

About Kenny Metcalf as Elton John: The Early Years

Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band is the Ultimate Elton John Tribute show. They were recently hand-picked to be featured on Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest's network AXS TV show "THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS." They wowed a national audience during their live to air performance at The Roxy in Hollywood California, and are known for performing a technically accurate Vegas style production, featuring the wildly popular music, costumes and antics of Elton John.

“Elton” as portrayed by Kenny Metcalf, has the voice and appearance of Elton John when he was young. From rhinestones to sequins, every detail has been meticulously recreated. Iconic costumes including the infamous Los Angeles Dodgers uniform designed by Bob Mackie and glasses (created for Elton himself) by Ray Winston finish the illusion. 

Those fortunate enough to have seen Elton perform live experience a sense of “Deja Vu” while watching the captivating performance given by Kenny. Audiences and critics alike leave with a sense that they “saw” Elton and his band. Caleb Quaye Elton's first producer and original lead guitarist states that witnessing this performance is like re-living infamous shows such as the one Elton performed at Dodger Stadium in 1975.

Elton John has been a powerful name in music for more than 40 years. He is currently enjoying another wave of popularity. Now, more than ever there is demand and desire to step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of this amazing artist. In tribute to his greatness, Kenny Metcalf and his band deliver. 

The entire cast of Kenny Metcalf as Elton & The Early Years Band skillfully re-capture the original album sounds in live concert settings, delivering a complete audio/visual experience that is guaranteed to amaze any audience.

Special Acknowledgements and Awards include:

AXSTV selected Kenny Metcalf as Elton as The World's Greatest Elton John Tribute

AXSTV did a record deal with Kenny Metcalf As Elton available on ITunes AXS TV The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands Vol. 2 

2013 L.A. music Awards Best Tribute Band of the Year Nominee

Examiner.com voted Kenny Metcalf as Elton, "The Best LIVE Performance for 2013 

L.A. Comedy Awards nominated and presented Kenny. Metcalf as Elton "Best Cabaret" 2014

L.A. Music Awards Nominee 2014 Best Tribute Band of the year. 

For more information, go to http://www.eltontheearlyyears.com.

About the Golden State Theatre 

In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre , which was built by the Reid Brothers, was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it was faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting.  Dana Carvey, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Yes, Patti Smith, Bob Weir and The Smothers Brothers — these are only some of the names that have graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival. The community is invited to attend a world-class concert or film festival at the Golden State Theatre, or host their own special event here, and become part of its new chapter of history.

The Golden State Theatre is operated by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, along with a team of industry professionals from across the country. They are also co-owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, also built by the Reid Brothers in 1929, where they hold nearly 200 events per year. Through their work with the Fox Theatre and the community, they have helped to revitalize downtown Redwood City. For more information, go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com or call (831) 649-1070

The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey and has many more outstanding events coming up in 2015 including performances of West Side Story (Saturdays and Sundays, September 5-13), Comedian Lisa Lampanelli (September 18),  George Thorogood & The Destroyers (September 23), Wailin’ Jennies (October 15), Jonny Lang (November 6) and more.

To arrange any interviews, please call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email [email protected]com. For more information and to be added to their newsletter list, go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com.