Sir Elton John announces Edinburgh gig

Superstar Sir Elton John is set to play live in Edinburgh for the first time in more than a decade after announcing a concert at Meadowbank Stadium next summer.

To coincide with the release of his forthcoming new album Wonderful Crazy Night, the multi-million-selling singer, whose many hits include Your Song, Rocket Man, Candle In The Wind and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, visits the Capital 11 years on from his sell-out gig at Hibernian’s Easter Road stadium in 2005

“These concerts will give me the chance to thank the Scottish audiences who have been so faithful to me over these many decades,” said the 68-year-old.“We cannot get to everyone, but I am going to try. Edinburgh has always been a very special place for me to play.

“I did my first ever truly solo show at the Playhouse back in 1976, and it also just happens to be where my guitarist and Music Director Davey Johnstone is from, so it’s a very special city for me and the band.”

David Milne, Chair of Edinburgh Leisure said:“Meadowbank Stadium has a rich history hosting a myriad of sporting events over the years including the 1970s and ‘86 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay and also various music greats including the Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and Prince.

“It’s an honour that Sir Elton John has chosen Meadowbank as the Scottish location for his 2016 tour and a rare opportunity for his Scottish fans to catch this legendary musician in such an iconic venue.”

Tickets for Sir Elton’s Edinburgh gig, which will be fully reserved seating, go on sale on Friday, December 4 at 10am.

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