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Elton John To Play NBA All-Star Game

Elton John has signed on to perform at the NBA’s All-Star Game in Philadelphia next month. John will first play “Philadelphia Freedom” as the 2002 All-Stars take the floor at the First Union Center as part of specially choreographed introductions before tip-off. He will then return at the game’s halftime to play two songs-his latest single, “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore,” and 1983’s “I’m Still Standing.”

The NBA All-Star Game will air live on NBC in the U.S. and CTV in Canada starting at 5 p.m. ET on February 10. It will air in a total of 210 countries worldwide, and the global audience is expected to exceed 750 million households.

The Elton John/ Billy Joel Face To Face tour hits the FleetCenter in Boston on Tuesday (January 29).