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On Sunday, Elton asked Australians to vote ‘Yes’ for same-sex marriage. He also expressed concern about living in ”uncertain, awful times.”

Performing at Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley for A Day On The Green, the music-maker remarked:

”People being blown up, having acid thrown in their face in England. People driving cars into people and killing them. Violence, hatred, God knows what else. North Korea. America. I actually hate it.”

He added that as the father of two young children, “I don’t want my two boys to grow up in a world full of hate.”

Appropriately enough, the numbers he performed included I Want Love.

Below is the full set list:


 The Bitch Is Back
Bennie and the Jets
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Take Me To The Pilot
Looking Up
Philadelphia Freedom
I Want Love
Tiny Dancer
Rocket Man
Have Mercy On The Criminal
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Your Song
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
I’m Still Standing
Crocodile Rock
Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock ‘n’ Roll)
Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
Encore: Candle In The Wind