For the first time in 18 years, Elton appeared in Istanbul stage 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 sang a total of 22 songs during the two-hour concert.
While the luminary largely stuck to some of his older work, he also performed three new songs from his latest album, The Union.