ANCIENT POMPEII WILL HOST SIR ELTON JOHN ON JULY 12, 2016
Sir Elton Joh, the 68-year-old rock star, will perform live for a crowd of just 2,000 people at the Amphitheatre of Pompeii on July 12th.
The amphitheatre is the oldest stone building of its kind, built in 80 BC.
Until 79 AD, when the city was buried by the erupting Mount Vesuvius, thousands of ancient Romans regularly crammed inside to watch gladiators do battle.
Sir Elton will be the first global music icon to play Pompeii since UK prog rockers Pink Floyd, who recorded Live at Pompeii in 1971, but did not perform in front of an audience for the occasion.