Music fans get to spend some time with living legend Leon Russell, when his tour touches down in Helsinki in early September.

AFTER numerous years in the musical wilderness, American musician and songwriter Leon Russell recently returned to the limelight, teaming up with Elton John for 2010’s The Union.

However, this was not the first time the Texan had joined forces with other artists, having collaborated with the likes of Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Phil Spector and the Rolling Stones during his career, to name merely a handful of the greats.

After many years working with different artists in various capacities, Russell stepped out on his own in the 1960s. With his charming voice residing atop of a fusion of country, blues and gospel, eventually his output would become less inspired as the decades wore on.


And so, many decades later, after playing a joint tour with John and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2011, Russell eventually returned to the road on his own terms. His solo comeback release, Life Journey, which appeared in April this year, fittingly received rave reviews, completing his path back to the limelight.

Leon Russell
4 September, 19:30
Tickets €46
Savoy Theatre Kasarmikatu 46-48

James O’Sullivan
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