Elton John to perform benefit for soccer team

Elton John is planning a fund-raising concert next year to help his beloved Watford soccer team, the Hornets, buy back its stadium. Elton will perform June 18, 2005, at Vicarage Road, with all proceeds going toward the Division One club. An entertainment license has yet to be granted. "I last performed at Vicarage Road in 1974, and it was a memorable occasion," the 57-year-old pop star said Wednesday in a statement. "I'm really looking forward to this show." Watford, which needs to raise $10.8 million, was forced to sell the stadium in July 2002. It still plays at Vicarage Road but leases the ground. John, a lifelong fan, resigned as Hornets chairman two years ago. He's still the life president. (AP)

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