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Elton John World News: Istanbul Fans Wait Nearly Two Decades to See Elton

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Thursday 7 July 2011 @ 16:03 - GMT

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.