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Elton John To Rock Pompeii's Ancient Theatre

Elton John is set to perform in an ancient Roman amphitheatre in the historic Italian town Pompeii.

The Rocket Man singer is embarking on a world tour to promote his new album Wonderful Crazy Night and will make a stop in the unique town, which was famously buried under ash when the Mount Vesuvius volcano erupted in 79 AD.

Elton, 68, will play at the popular archaeological site and tourist destination on 12 July, but it is not known if he will be performing at the Large Theatre or the Amphitheatre of Pompeii, the oldest surviving Roman amphitheatre.

The latter, where gladiators once did battle, was famously used in Pink Floyd's 1972 concert documentary Live in Pompeii. They performed a concert over four days without an audience.

Elton's tour date was advertised online by his Italian promoter D'Alessandro e Galli, who describes the town as the "most evocative setting”

 

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