Elton John has
set a September 19 release date for his new studio album,
The Captain and the Kid.
set is a sequel to the artist's 1975 album Captain
Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. First
single "The Bridge" will be available August 22 from
Apple's iTunes Music Store.
[Sanctuary Group CEO Merck Mercuriadis's] idea, because he
said, 'You're always saying how [songwriting partner] Bernie
[Taupin] has become the Brown Dirt Cowboy'--he
lives on a ranch in Santa Ynez [Calif.]--and I'm
this guy who plays concert after concert, buying art,
buying photographs, living a very lavish lifestyle," John
told Billboard. "I've become Captain
premiere the material at an intimate September 6 show at
Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Members of John's
Rocket Club have first crack at tickets starting
Friday, August 11, via www.eltonjohn.com.
The artist will
kick off a North American tour in support of The Captain
and the Kid on September 15 in Sacramento,
Here is the track
list for The Captain and the Kid:
"Just Like Noah's
You Any Other Way (NYC)"
"...And The House
"Blues Never Fade
"I Must Have Lost
It on the Wind"
"The Captain and