Elton John, the bespectacled piano-playing pop star known for his outlandish costumes and fiery performances, sold out two shows at the Hollywood Bowl in 24 hours, a record for the landmark venue, officials said.

The single day sell-out for shows scheduled on Sept. 23-24 was the fastest run on tickets for a multiple show at the 18,000-seat arena, spokeswoman Sarah McMullen said Wednesday.It will be John's first appearance at the bowl, nestled in the Hollywood Hills, since his "Too Low For Zero" tour in 1982. The upcoming dates are part of his 15-city "Reg Strikes Back" U.S. tour that kicks off in Miami on Sept. 9.