The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

Pop roy­alty will be play­ing Upon This ( Croc­o­dile) Rock when El­ton John brings his huge tour to the home of Peter­bor­ough United.

El­ton will be play­ing at the ABAX sta­dium on Sun­day, June 11, 2017 as part of his world tour.

The an­nounce­ment that the record break­ing mu­si­cal icon is com­ing to the city fol­lows shortly after an­other pop su­per­star, Bryan Adams, played a gig on the Em­bank- ment in Peter­bor­ough.

Alex Har­ris Com­mer­cial Man­ager for Peter­bor­ough United Foot­ball club said: “We are de­lighted to wel­come one of the most highly ac­claimed and suc­cess­ful solo artists of all time to the city of Peter­bor­ough.

“El­ton John has achieved 38 gold and 27 plat­inum or multi-plat­inum al­bums, has sold more than 250 mil­lion records world­wide, and holds the record for the big­gest sell­ing sin­gle of all time.

“Over the five decades since his ca­reer be­gan in 1969, El­ton has played nearly 4,000 con­certs in over 80 coun­tries and we are thrilled that he will be the first artist to en­ter­tain fans at the ABAX Sta­dium in June 2017. We are look­ing for­ward to what prom­ises to be a night to re­mem­ber.”

The news was wel­comed by leader of Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil John Holdich, who in this week’s col­umn for the Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph said: “We proved what a great venue the city can be host­ing the likes of Bryan Adams this sum­mer and ob­vi­ously word is start­ing to get out. At­tract­ing some­one the cal­i­bre of El­ton John is a ma­jor coup and will hope­fully lead to more big name acts per­form­ing in Peter­bor­ough.”

The Won­der­ful Crazy Night tour is named after El­ton’s lat­est al­bum, and­will see him per­form songs from the al­bum, as well as some of his big­gest hits from his five decades in show busi­ness.

El­ton had pre­vi­ously been set to play a gig in Peter­bor­ough in 2005, but the show was can­celled.

Tick­ets will goon sale from 10am Fri­day (Septem­ber 23). They will cost £40, £60 and £80, and­will be avail­able from a num­ber of sources, in­clud­ing www.tick­et­mas­ter.com.

A num­ber of hos­pi­tal­ity pack­ages are also be­ing made avail­able. They will be avail­able from Com­mer­cial@ the­p­osh.com or by call­ing the club on 01733 865665.

At­tract­ing some­one of the cal­i­bre of El­ton John is a ma­jor coup

El­ton will play some of his big­gest crowd pleasers at the show

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