Elton's Newcastle homecoming

The Northern Echo: WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S ALRIGHT: Elton John perfroms at the Metro Arena in Newcastle.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S ALRIGHT: Elton John perfroms at the Metro Arena in Newcastle. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

MUSIC fans in the North-East were treated to a concert by pop legend Sir Elton John tonight (July 2).

The hit-maker played the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle for the first time in two years

Speaking beforehand he said: “There is something very special to me about coming home.

“I’ve been all around the world more times than I can count, and I truly enjoy playing my music for fans everywhere I can, but I do so look forward to coming back home to England every summer.

“Newcastle has always been a special place for me, as I first played there all the way back in 1971 at the City Hall with the original three piece Elton John Band.”

His gig included several of his number one hits and classic songs from a career spanning 40 years together with tracks from his latest album ‘The Diving Board’.

Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time with 35 gold and 25 platinum album, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and an incredible 250-million records worldwide.

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11:28pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Robert_ says...

Brilliant homecoming gig from Newcastle born Elton John... :/

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Brilliant homecoming gig from Newcastle born Elton John... :/ ?? Robert_
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12:03am Thu 3 Jul 14

HH1954 says...

Robert_ wrote:
Brilliant homecoming gig from Newcastle born Elton John... :/

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“I’ve been all around the world more times than I can count, and I truly enjoy playing my music for fans everywhere I can, but I do so look forward to coming back home to England every summer."

Read it in the context it is meant. :-(
[quote][p][bold]Robert_[/bold] wrote: Brilliant homecoming gig from Newcastle born Elton John... :/ ??[/p][/quote]“I’ve been all around the world more times than I can count, and I truly enjoy playing my music for fans everywhere I can, but I do so look forward to coming back home to England every summer." Read it in the context it is meant. :-( HH1954
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8:47am Thu 3 Jul 14

chapmansheader says...

Wonder if he had his best, genuine sounding, broadest American accent on last night?
Wonder if he had his best, genuine sounding, broadest American accent on last night? chapmansheader
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