Saturday, December 6, 2008

Elton Wants to Return to Swansea

MUSIC legend Elton John wants to return to the city's Liberty Stadium, the Post can reveal.

The Rocketman played at the venue in June for his only Welsh date this year.

And it seems he enjoyed it so much he'd love to play in Swansea again.

A spokesman for the star told the Post: "Elton had a wonderful time at the Liberty Stadium — so he'd love to put on another show there.

"When the time allows he wants to come back to South Wales and play there again."

Elton performed to a capacity crowd at the concert when he played hits from his four decades in music.

He draped himself in a Welsh flag at one point and congratulated Swansea City for their promotion to the Championship.

And it seems Elton loves audiences in Wales.

His spokesman said: "Elton thinks the crowds in Wales are very, very special.

"The fans at the Liberty Stadium gave the evening a fantastic atmosphere and Elton thinks it was a magical evening.

"He is hoping to return when time allows. Wales is absolutely on the radar for another concert."

Elton's sell-out gig at the Liberty followed a concert by The Who there last year.

And it is thought stadium bosses are hoping to put on more music events in the future.

A stadium spokesman told the Post: "Following the success of this summer's Elton John concert and the appearance by The Who last year, we are currently in discussions with promoters with a view to bringing top name acts to Swansea next summer."

The venue has refused to confirm any names — but it seems another gig is likely.

The stadium spokesman added: "The stadium has established a reputation as an outstanding concert venue.

"It is our aim to continue hosting similar events during the summer months that will further build upon this excellent reputation."

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