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Elton John World News: A British Version of The Red Piano

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Tuesday 19 June 2007 @ 15:08 - GMT

Elton's Red Piano European tour may have been cancelled, but his Vegas extravaganza will come to London in September. 


The gig, taking place at the O2 Arena on the fifth of the month, will continue the 2007 celebrations of the maestro's 60th birthday and 40 years of touring.


The Caesars Palace show is designed by acclaimed photographer and Elton's pal, David LaChapelle, and includes his iconic Yamaha red grand piano, state-of-the art effects and high-end imagery.


Fans will be treated to live performances of Elton's back catalogue, including hits such as Rocket Man and Candle In The Wind.


He said: "I'm really pleased to be coming home with this show. The show is all about love. We have so many things thrown at us in our everyday lives that are so upsetting that no one really ever concentrates on the positive things in life - we only read about the horrible things that go on. But you know, I believe in love."


David added: "The show is a visual extravaganza, a collage of all the outrageous and beautiful images Elton has been responsible for in his career. I just wanted it to sparkle and shine and just be lush. Almost edible, like looking at a candy store."


Tickets go on sale on June 21 at nine in the morning.