The concert has not yet been listed on the 68-year-old
entertainer's official website but is advertised online by
D'Alessandro e Galli.
"Elton John in the most evocative setting, July 12, Pompeii,"
the promoter's website says.
Pompeii was covered in hot ash after the Vesuvius volcano
erupted in 79 AD. The ancient city is one of Italy's most
popular tourist destinations, visited by millions every year.
It is still not clear whether Elton John will perform in what is
called the Large Theatre, which holds about 1,400, or in the
amphitheatre made famous by Pink Floyd in their 1972 film "Live
at Pompeii", spokeswomen for the archaeological site and the
promoter both said.
The Large Theatre, where Pompeii's citizens once watched
comedies and tragedies, has held ballet and classical music
performances for the past two years.
The Amphitheatre, where gladiators once fought, pre-dates the
larger and better-known Colosseum in Rome by more than a
century. The stone stadium can probably hold no more 2,000, one
Pompeii spokeswoman said.
Pink Floyd's performed without an audience in the amphitheatre
over four days in 1971.
(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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