Elton John to perform in India for the first time

Out British songwriter Elton John will perform for the first time in India, concert promoters said Wednesday. John will hold a concert in the southern city of Bangalore in November, said Sukhetu Kohli, manager of operations for DNA Networks. The date has yet to be set. Bangalore was chosen to host the concert over Bombay, India's film and entertainment capital, because Bombay has a 50% entertainment tax and a 10 p.m. curfew for live performances.

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