WIN: Tickets to Elton John at Newcastle arena

Elton John. Picture by Andrew Potter

Elton John. Picture by Andrew Potter

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Pop icon Elton John is returning to the region – and you could be there for free.

After rave reviews for his summer shows, the rocket man is continuing his Wonderful Crazy Tour this winter.

He’ll be taking to the stage at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on December 3 – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.

The tour will cap off a busy year for the star, which has seen him go down a storm at BBC Radio 2 Proms in the Park.

His show in Newcastle, part of his worldwide tour to promote his most recent album, continues a relationship with the city that started in 1971 at the City Hall as a three-piece band.

The show in December will be Elton’s first in Newcastle since 2014, and will see him performing songs from his brand new album Wonderful Crazy Night, which was released earlier this year, as well as his most-loved hits.

From being awarded multiple Grammys and BRITs, and even an Oscar and a Tony Award, to selling millions of records, Elton has proven his universal acclaim.

His back catalogue of tracks reads like a who’s who of hits, such as Rocket Man, Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Candle in the Wind, Saturday Night’s Alright, Circle of Life and many more.

In addition to selling more than 250 million records worldwide, Elton wrote the music for the feature film and Broadway stage production of The Lion King, through his partnership with lyricist Tim Rice.

•Elton John plays Metro Radio Arena on Saturday, December 3. Tickets are available in person from the box office, Tel 0844 493 6666 or online at eventim.co.uk and ticketmaster.co.uk

•To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for the Newcastle date, answer this question: for which famous Disney film and musical did Elton John write the music?

Fill in your answer on a postcard with your details and return it to Elton John Competition, Katy Wheeler, Johnston Press North East, 2nd Floor, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton, DH4 5RA.

Or email your answer and contact details to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk. Closing date: September 29.