Sir Elton John announced that he will be performing two homecoming concerts at Watford Football Club.
To complete the European leg on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, he will perform at Vicarage Road in August. He says it will be his final performance.
In 1976, Sir Elton was appointed chairman and is currently the honourary president at the Premier League club.
He stated that he had to finish Vicarage Road.
After Graham Taylor was appointed as Watford FC manager in 1977, the Candle In The Wind singer led a period of tremendous success.
Taylor’s managerial skills and the finance of the pop singer helped Taylor take the club to the fourth division, where it remained until 1987.
The club finished second in the First Division under their joint stewardship to Bob Paisley’s Liverpool.
Sir Elton, who opened the new stand in 2014 at the ground was named after his memory, described it as “one the most memorable days of mine”.
Sir Elton played this venue before three times. He first performed there in 1974 as a hornet in tribute to the club’s name.
He stated that his relationship with the club and with its fans as well as the players, has been a blessing.
Watford was a big part of my childhood, through the hard times as well as the good.
“I love this club dearly and have spent some of the most memorable days of my life there – I know these shows will be so emotional and it will be wonderful to share them with my fellow Watford supporters.
“We have been through quite the adventure together.”
Tickets go on sale 2 December for the shows on 3 July and 4 July.
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