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Elton John and Queen are teaming up for a free concert June 30 in the Ukraine capital of Kyiv.  According to the Kyviv Post, the event, called “Your Life Is Not a Game. Let’s Stop AIDS Together,” will take place right before the Euro 2012 European Football Championship Final, and will help raise awareness of the fight against the disease.

As previously reported, Adam Lambert will be handling vocals for Queen in place of their frontman Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991.  Elton, of course, has spent 20 years raising millions for his own Elton John AIDS Foundation.  According to the paper, both acts refused payment for the performance.

In other Elton John news, according to published reports, the pop-rock legend’s been tapped as the first performer at the newly renovated Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.  The venue just underwent a $35 million renovation, and Elton will mark its grand opening with a September 14 show.  Tickets go on sale June 15 at 10 a.m.  It’ll be familiar surroundings for Elton, who played the old Sun Dome in both 1986 and 1988.

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