Sir Elton Up Close

Elton John performed for a relatively small number of fans Nov. 27 when he visited South Korea on his current World Tour.

The  venue in Itaewon holds just 500 people. The concert was part of a series sponsored by Hyundai Card, a powerful force in Korea’s concert world.

The company has reported that the Understage show was the only one on John’s tour that took place in such a small venue. A representative of Hyundai Card told the Korea Herald that the show was “unprecedented,” and that except for when he was first starting out, “John has very rarely played such a small show.”