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Elton John to headline Hillary Clinton event

March 17, 2008 | 11:39 am

And it seems to me that you lived your campaign like a superdelegate in the wind....

The Clinton campaign has booked Sir Elton John for a New York fundraiser on April 9. The superstar will perform solo at Radio City Music Hall in a benefit for the New York senator's presidential campaign.

Eltonjohn The event is billed as: "Elton and Hillary: One Night Only.'' (Really).

This will mark Elton John's first public solo concert in New York since his concert at Madison Square Garden in October 2000.

"I'm not a politician but I believe in the work that Hillary Clinton does," the singer said in a statement released by the Clinton campaign. "I'm excited to support Hillary by performing at what will be a truly memorable night."

Tickets start at $125 for Mezzanine and $250 for Orchestra.

"Can you feel the love tonight?'' as writer Tim Rice put it for Sir John. "It's enough to make kings and vagabonds believe the very best.''

-- Mark Silva

Mark Silva writes for the Swamp of the Chicago Tribune's Washington bureau.

Photo of Elton John opening world tour in Sudbury, Ontario on March 2. Photo by Rachele Labrecque / The Canadian Press/Sudbury Star / AP.