Matt Bissonette on tour with Elton John
Matt Bissonette has been confirmed as the bassist and backing vocalist for the Elton John Band.
Matt Bissonette has been confirmed as the bassist and backing vocalist for the Elton John Band. The tour kicks off on September 11, 2012, at the Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi. Matt is stepping in after the sudden death of dear friend Bob Birch, who passed away on August 15.
Elton John’s Musical Director Davey Johnstone invited Matt to join the band after Bob’s tragic passing. “You can never take a guy like Bob Birch’s place in a band,” Matt said in a statement. “I would love to honor Bob on this Elton tour and while playing all these great songs remember how great he was, as a bass player and all-round musician. But it’s ten times more important to remember what a fantastic human he was, and is.
“Here’s to you Bob.”
Read the full story on Elton John’s website at: http://www.eltonjohn.com/news/news_details.aspx?postid=87ddba76-04db-42bf-a013-b7e75a8d373c.