Following the announcement of the last dates of Elton John's farewell tour, we took a trip down memory lane to 2007 when the legendary singer took to the stage in Carlisle.

There are not many individuals who you could call a bona fide living legend but, in the case of glam rock icon Sir Elton John, such high praise is apt.

In June 2007, Carlisle United’s Brunton Park was transformed to welcome the arrival of the world-famous superstar and we look back at the momentous occasion in today’s gallery.

The iconic hitmaker played a set that included classics such as Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Your Song and Something About The Way You Look Tonight, wowing his dedicated fans with his stunning back catalogue of hits.

The glam rocker was also supported by one of Carlisle's most loved bands.

The Monroes were formed in the 1990s, when Britpop was at its height, and in 2007 got a big break supporting the rock legend at Brunton Park - the home of Carlisle United.

After the dream gig three of the band's four members became teachers though they are all still in regular contact.

In this set of pictures we see the people of Carlisle and further afield in their element as the night descended at Brunton Park in the presence of one of music history's most loved performers.

We also see some more quirky snaps from the big occasion such as an image of Tom Johnstone, Carlisle United’s marketing manager, showing off a specially-made United shirt that was presented to Elton John to mark his arrival at Warwick Road.

This week, the Candle in the Wind hitmaker extended his final Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour with a series of dates around the UK.

In June 2022, he will perform at football stadiums in Norwich, Liverpool, Sunderland, Bristol and Swansea. The stadium shows are currently set to be his last ever tour dates in the UK.

For those who were present, the memories of the night under the lights at Brunton Park will undoubtedly stand out as particularly fond memories.

As ever, if you have a memory to share, get in touch!