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Elton will be performing in Antalya, Turkey, on September 9.

He’s to be at Antalya Kır Aktivite Alanı, part of EXPO 2016. Tickets are available at Biletix.com. There’s a limit of nine tickets per patron.

According to the Daily Sabah, Elton sent a letter to EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency in which he stressed that the failed coup attempt in July aimed to disturb the democratic and independent atmosphere in Turkey, and that’s he happy to perform in Antalya.

Having opened its doors with the motto “A Green World for Future Generations” under the auspices of the presidency in April, EXPO 2016 Antalya continues to promote peace and brotherhood. Quite a few other artists have canceled their shows in Turkey.

In his note, Elton said that he knows the country well thanks to his previous concerts in Turkey and characterised the failed coup attempt that took place on July 15 as a “headache.” Asserting that the failed coup attempt would not overshadow the beauty of Turkey, the pianist also said it will be his pleasure to perform at EXPO 2016 in September.