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Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Sir Elton John, seen here at the 2015 Jazz Fest, will perform at the Baton Rouge River Center in October.

The iconic singer behind hits such as “Rocket Man” and “Bennie and the Jets” is coming to Baton Rouge this fall.

Elton John will perform at the Baton Rouge River Center on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. as part of a nine-city concert tour. During the show, John will perform hits and classic tracks as well as select songs from his 2015 release “Wonderful Crazy Night.”

Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com. There is a limit of 8 tickets per customer.

In a press release, River Center general manager Michael Day said that John was the biggest artist the venue has ever hosted. The October show will be John’s second performance at the River Center.

“Hosting Elton John for our second time is a testament to the timelessness of his great music as well as the ongoing love Baton Rouge has for him,” Day said.

John’s career spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all-time with 39 gold records, 25 platinum albums, and 29 consecutive Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

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