Elton John is the latest artist to take part in Spotify's “The Best Advice I Ever Got” video series. Elton recalled receiving important advice on how to tour in North America upon breaking on the scene in 1970. In the clip, Elton credited his longtime agent Howard Rose for hipping him how to build a foundation as a performer: “Don't put yourself in a position where you're playing somewhere big too soon. Playing somewhere like that and you're not ready is a disaster waiting to happen. You have to go out and play second on the bill to great artists, like Leon Russell and Derek & The Dominos, in areas where you're not so popular. And you have to get then experience of playing to another audience that isn't your audience. Also, when you're in places like New York and Los Angeles and you can sell out big venues — we're going to put you in smaller venues and create a ticket craziness, so you sell out straight away and no one can get a ticket. That means, 'next time you come 'round, you're gonna sell out a bigger venue.”
Elton John will next perform on December 14th in Melbourne, Australia.
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