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Elton John bringing Wonderful Crazy Night tour to Belfast's SSE Arena

Published 08/12/2015

Elton John first played in Northern Ireland in 1979. Pic. Andrew Potter
Elton John first played in Northern Ireland in 1979. Pic. Andrew Potter

Elton John is coming back to Belfast as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night tour.

He is one of the best-selling music artists in the world with a career spanning five-decades selling more than 300 million records.

Elton John first played in Northern Ireland in 1979 and has said Belfast has a "special place in my heart" following his historical appearance in 1998 when he became the first ever artist to play in the grounds of Stormont Castle.

Since his first appearance, Belfast has featured in his touring calendar at least once every decade.

The superstar has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums.

And his single Candle in the Wind 1997 sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of both the UK and US singles charts.

Elton John and his band will bring their show to the SSE Arena Belfast on Friday December 2, 2016.

Tickets go on sale Monday December 14 at 9am.

Having given over 4,000 performances in a career spanning more than fifty years, Elton said: “The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family, and I am only too aware of just how precious the time ahead is.

“My sons are growing up so quickly; their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them. So these concerts will give me the chance to thank the fans who have been so faithful to me over these many decades.

“We cannot get to everyone but I am going to try to.  Belfast has a special place in my heart, and that is why I have always returned to this wonderful city.”

Elton John's 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night is released worldwide on February 5 2016.

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