Leon Russell has postponed all upcoming tour dates through September 18. He is scheduled to have surgery this week in Nashville and will be recuperating for the next several weeks. The new date for his Capitol Theatre performance is Thursday, November 17. All tickets will be honored for the new date. For more information, contact the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office by calling 727.791.7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from 10am to 6pm and one hour prior to show time.
Perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock and roll, music legend Leon Russell returns to the Capitol Theatre. Hailing from Tusla, Oklahoma, Leon has been performing gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues and country music for more than 50 years. His songwriting credits include A Song For You, Delta Lady, Hummingbird, Lady Blue, Back To The Island, Tight Rope and This Masquerade.
Leon became part of an elite group of studio musicians called the Wrecking Crew and played on hundreds of hit records in the 1960s. He led the famous Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour and performed with George Harrison and friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson and Sir Elton John.