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Pop Star Talks About His Airdrie Concert Next Month

Written by Chief Editor.

Elton has spoken with the Advertiser about his June 24th show at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.
He says he will be thinking of a pal who committed suicide in 1998.
The songwriter remarked: "It will be the first time I have performed at the home of Airdrieonians FC, a club where my friend Justin Fashanu once played.
''He was a man of extreme courage and his death was a huge loss to all.

''He will of course be in my thoughts as I play in the town where he once worked. As you all know I love my football – music aside it is one of my great passions, and I wish Airdrieonians FC every success next season and beyond.''

Elton added: ''I look forward to returning to Scotland where you can always feel the passion of the fans.

''I am no stranger to playing in Scotland, but this is the first time in Airdrie and I look forward to playing songs from the latest album and of course playing all the fan favourites for a new audience.''

The Justin Campaign was later founded to address homophobia in football.

Along with raising awareness, there has been a strong focus on art, events, education and football.