Elton John reveals Meadowbank stadium gig for 2016

Elton John is to play live in Edinburgh for the first time in over ten years after the star announced a summer gig at Meadowbank stadium next year.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 1st December 2015, 9:27 am
Elton John is coming to Edinburgh. Picture: Robert Perry
Elton John is coming to Edinburgh. Picture: Robert Perry

Following on from the announcement of six huge summer dates next year, Elton John has now added another show to his ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ Tour, in Edinburgh on Saturday June 25th.

Elton, whose last Edinburgh gig wowed the audience at Easter Road in 2005, said: “These concerts will give me the chance to thank the Scottish audiences who have been so faithful to me over these many decades.

“We cannot get to everyone, but I am going to try. Edinburgh has always been a very special place for me to play.

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Elton John at Easter Road in 2005. Picture: Callum Bennetts

“I did my first ever truly solo show at the Playhouse back in 1976, and it also just happens to be where my guitarist and Music Director Davey Johnstone is from, so it’s a very special city for me and the band.”

The Edinburgh date, which will be fully reserved seating, was announced alongside shows in Exeter, Henley, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool and Oxford.

The gig marks the first live music concert Meadowbank Stadium has held since 2007.

David Milne, Chair of Edinburgh Leisure said:“Meadowbank Stadium has a rich history hosting a myriad of sporting events over the years including the 1970s and ‘86 Commonwealth Games and the 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay and also various music greats including the Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and Prince.

“It’s an honour that Sir Elton John has chosen Meadowbank as the Scottish location for his 2016 tour and a rare opportunity for his Scottish fans to catch this legendary musician in such an iconic venue.”