For the first time in 18 years, Elton, as seen below, appeared in Istanbul on Tuesday night.
He acknowledged the fact, telling the Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park audience:
It is a pleasure to be here after 18 years. I have many good friends here in the crowd.
Starting with Funeral for a Friend, Elton stuck mainly to older material.
However, he also performed three numbers from his latest album, The Union.