Elton John to Perform in Israel for Fourth Time

British icon to launch new world tour in 2016 upon release of his 33rd studio album.

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Elton John performing in Ramat Gan, September 2010.
Elton John performing in Ramat Gan, September 2010.Credit: Daniel Tchetchik

Six years after his last concert in Israel in 2010 for 47,000 people at Ramat Gan Stadium, Elton John and his band will perform in Israel for the fourth time in 2016. 

The British pop icon's performance will take place in Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv on May 26. Tickets for the event will be sold between NIS 324 (about $84) and 389 for standing and NIS 1,150-1,350 for a VIP deal that includes seating, parking, quick entrance to the park and access to a visitor's area with an open bar.

Elton John's 2016 world tour will begin in February, marking the release of his 33rd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, and will include dozens of performances across the United States and Europe. His newest album was recorded in less than three weeks in Los Angeles studios in partnership with singer T Bone Burnett.

In each of their shows, the 68-year-old singer and the rest of his band - guitarist Davey Johnstone, drummer Nigel Olsson, bassist Matt Bissonette, percussionist John Mahon and pianist Kim Bullard - will perform a number of new tracks from the latest album as well as some of the well-known songs like Tiny Dancer and I'm Still Standing.

"I'm happy that we have the honor to present in Israel one of the biggest artists in the world will give all of us a few hours of a different reality," said Shuki Weiss, the producer of the concert.

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