SMG officials issued a press release late Thursday night announcing that the Elton John concert at Ford Arena had sold out, and set new records.
Per the release;
"Ford Park/SMG is proud to announce that Elton John played to a SOLD OUT crowd tonight at Ford Arena! Arguably the highest profile show in our almost 11 year history, the concert broke every record held at Ford Arena, including highest grossing show (beating Cher’s record from 2004), highest attendance (beating Jason Aldean’s record in 2010) and fastest selling show (beating out Hilary Duff in 2004). And we gratefully report that it was the most covered Ford Arena event – reported and talked about by the press in Southeast Texas and Houston.
Thanks to Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, for bringing this fantastic show to Ford Park. And, thanks to the thousands of fans who supported it. With a set that lasted 2 ½ hours with no intermission, Sir Elton rocked the night away."