Elton John’s FA Cup Final Day Gig Going Ahead

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April 15, 2019 | 11:10am EST

Elton John’s concert in Denmark will go ahead next month despite a clash with his beloved Watford soccer team’s big FA Cup final match.
The Hornets are playing Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London on 18 May, with the game due to finish just minutes before the Rocket Man singer is due to take the stage 600 miles away at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena.
The last time his team reached the final was in 1984, when Elton, who was then the club’s owner, greeted fans from the pitch.
However, he looks unlikely to make it to the game as WENN understands there are no plans to move the concert despite the clash with the big game, which kicks off at 5 pm U.K. time. Denmark is one hour ahead of the U.K., and the singer is scheduled to perform at 8pm local time.
Elton has already wished the team well as he emailed congratulations to club captain Troy Deeney, on reaching the final.
Troy told the BBC’s Football Focus show: “Yeah I had a nice little email (from Elton) letting us know how much he appreciated it. I think he might try and make it to the final as well. If he can’t make it he’ll definitely be watching. He’s a proper fan. I think people don’t give him the credit for how much of a Watford fan he actually is. He proper watches all the games and his boys enjoy it as well.”
Despite finally standing down as Watford’s chairman in 2002 after a second stint running the club he owned from 1976 to 1990, the 72-year-old has maintained strong links to his boyhood side. His eight-year-old son Zachary plays for their youth teams and he has even given scouting tips to the Premier League team’s current chairman, Scott Duxbury.
The Copenhagen concert comes midway through Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, his last run of live dates before he retires from the road next year.

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