Friday, October 23, 2009

Elton Adds Only UK Gig for 2010 - Watford FC


Elton will play his only UK concert next year at Vicarage Road, home of Watford Football Club. Along with his band and special guests, Elton will return to the ground on Saturday 29 May, 2010.

Elton, who is a long-term supporter of 'the Hornets', has generously agreed to donate his fees from the concert to the Club. The concert will raise funds to assist the playing side of the Club, which is managed by former Watford defender Malky Mackay. It will be Elton's third concert at Vicarage Road; he played there in 2005 and in 1974.

Elton is the Club's Honorary Life-President, and was the Chairman when the Club climbed the leagues and reached the top-flight and FA Cup Final, under the stewardship of former England boss Graham Taylor. Watford Chairman Jimmy Russo was delighted with the news. He said: "We are tremendously happy that Sir Elton John is returning to hold a concert at Vicarage Road. Everyone knows how passionate he is about this great Football Club and we're honoured that he is taking the time to return to Hertfordshire to perform. The last concert he held at Vicarage Road was fantastic and I hope all the supporters have a great night once again. "

Elton is currently touring the UK as part of his Red Piano tour, and will be playing Wembley Arena on October 27 and Liverpool Echo Arena on October 28. The one-off date at Vicarage Road is sure to be the highlight of 2010, as the Pinner-born star returns to a Club so close to his heart.

Ticket will go on public sale on Monday 9 November and Watford FC season ticket holders will have priority. Details and prices will be available in due course via Watfordfc.com

- EJ.COM

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