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Elton John, The Real King of Queens

Saturday, April 9, at Taco Bell Arena

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Grab your electric boots and brush out that mohair suit. The king of queens is coming to Boise. He could be known simply as "Elton," following in the vein of other single-name celebrities like Cher, Madonna ... and Elmo.

Sir Elton John will descend upon the Treasure Valley on Saturday, April 9, for his third U.S. tour stop.

His 43-city tour will continue on after his show at the Taco Bell Arena, spanning 12 European countries, the United Kingdom, Brazil and New Zealand.

Elton was known for his outlandish costumes, platform shoes, sequin exploitation and oversized sunglasses long before the advent of the Bedazzler and Mary Kate Olsen, respectively. He has been pushing fashion and music boundaries since he burned his way onto the international music scene in 1970 with "Your Song."

Perusing the major radio stations, you're likely to land on any of Elton's No. 1 hits, many of which will be performed at the upcoming concert. His prolific career spans more than five decades, with a younger demographic being introduced to his work in The Lion King. Countless fans of all ages also know many of the lyrics to songs like "Rocket Man" and "Benny and the Jets."

His also recently added fatherhood to his list of accomplishments when he and husband David Furnish added their own tiny dancer, Zachary, to their family on Christmas Day 2010.

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