Elton, Leon Announce Union Tour

Although many dates have previously been announced by venues, today Elton John and Leon Russell made it official by announcing their co-headline tour in support of their collaborative effort, “The Union,” produced by T Bone Burnett.

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The Union drops Oct. 19 and features not only songs penned by John and longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin but also a few numbers written by John, Taupin, Russell and Burnett. Considering that John has always credited Russell as one of his own inspirations, both album and tour should make for one of 2010’s most memorable musical moments.

Touring in support of The Union comes in a couple of different sizes. For one thing, John and Russell are doing a few dates as part of Burnett’s Speaking Clock Revue made up of artists that have worked with the producer. Other artists in the Speaking Clock Revue include John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Punch Brothers and Gregg Allman.

Speaking Clock dates for John and Russell are Oct. 16 at Boston’s Wang Theatre, Oct. 20 at New York’s Beacon Theatre and Oct. 24 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., as part of Neil Young’s .

Headlining John / Russell dates include Oct. 19 in New York City at the Beacon Theatre; Nov. 3 in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium; Nov. 5 in Ontario, Calif., at Citizens Business Bank Arena; Nov. 6 in Phoenix at US Airways Center; Nov. 12 in Tulsa at BOK Center, Nov. 13 in Fort Worth at the Convention Center / Arena; Nov. 20 in Daytona Beach at the Ocean Center and Nov. 21 in Lakeland, Fla., at the Lakeland Center.

For more information, click here for Elton John’s website, here for his brand new Twitter account and here for Leon Russell’s home on the Web.