Sir Elton John Set To Play Airdrie

12 September 2016, 10:32 | Updated: 12 September 2016, 10:56

Pop legend Sir Elton John will perform a stadium show in Airdrie.

The star announced his new tour on Monday, including a concert at the Excelsior Stadium in the North Lanarkshire town - the home of Airdrieonians FC - next summer.

The show on Saturday June 24 is part of a four-date UK tour of his Wonderful Crazy Night album, including performances in Derby, Birmingham and Leeds.

Excelsior Stadium owner Paul Hetherington and Tom Wotherspoon, owner of Airdrieonians FC, said in joint statement: "This is a major coup for the club, stadium, town and surrounding areas.

"To have secured Airdrie FC's ground as the only Scottish venue of Sir Elton John's 2017 UK tour is something we should all take pride in.

"That a truly global superstar has chosen to come here can only benefit the club, stadium and local economy as fans of Elton's from far and wide will descend on our town and our stadium.

"We have spoken with North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue and we know the council is delighted.

"This will be a night to remember for all of us. Indeed, a wonderful, crazy night in our town.''

The show at the home of the Diamonds is Sir Elton's first ever performance in Lanarkshire but he has previously played in Kilmarnock in 2005, Inverness in 2007, Perth in 2008 and Falkirk in 2012.

Tickets go on sale on Friday.