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Elton John announces a string of new concert dates for his Australian tour

Coming back for more! Elton John announces a string of new concert dates for his Australian tour following the success of his biopic Rocketman

In news that will surely excite his fans, Elton John has extended the Australian leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

It was announced on Friday that the 72-year-old music icon had added six extra dates to his string of sell-out shows.

New concert dates have been added for Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Coffs Harbour, Townsville and the Sunshine Coast.

Giving the people what they want: In news that will surely excite his fans, Elton John has extended the Australian leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Pictured performing in Dublin on Wednesday

The new tickets will go on sale on June 25, with Elton set to perform a staggering 32 shows in Australia alone.

His Australian tour will now span five months, kicking off in Perth in November, and ending in Sydney in March next year.

The Tiny Dancer singer will then move onto New Zealand, where he will continue his tour.

Living legend: It was announced on Friday that the 72-year-old music icon had added six extra dates to his string of sell-out shows. Pictured at the Rocketman premiere in London last month

Living legend: It was announced on Friday that the 72-year-old music icon had added six extra dates to his string of sell-out shows. Pictured at the Rocketman premiere in London last month

Exciting news: The new tickets will go on sale on June 25, with Elton set to perform a staggering 32 shows in Australia alone. Pictured performing in Dublin on Wednesday

Exciting news: The new tickets will go on sale on June 25, with Elton set to perform a staggering 32 shows in Australia alone. Pictured performing in Dublin on Wednesday

‘We’re thrilled to be adding even more dates to Elton’s final tour,’ promoter Michael Chugg in a press statement, as reported by News.com.au. 

‘Demand has been absolutely incredible, we know the Rocketman is going to create magic memories for Australia and New Zealand when he arrives later this year!’ 

Elton’s Sydney show will take place at the newly rebuilt Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, and he’ll be the very first musical artist to perform there.

Art imitating life: The legendary singer is currently riding high on the success of his new biopic, Rocketman. Pictured, actor Taron Egerton, who portrays Elton in the new film

Art imitating life: The legendary singer is currently riding high on the success of his new biopic, Rocketman. Pictured, actor Taron Egerton, who portrays Elton in the new film

Rocketman: The film, which is currently showing in cinemas, stars Taron as a young Elton as he navigates the pitfalls of fame

Rocketman: The film, which is currently showing in cinemas, stars Taron as a young Elton as he navigates the pitfalls of fame

The legendary singer is currently riding high on the success of his new biopic, Rocketman.

The film, which is currently showing in cinemas, stars Taron Egerton as a young Elton as he navigates the pitfalls of fame.

The movie offers an unflinching insight into Elton’s battle with addiction, along with his often tumultuous relationships with the people in his life.

Friends in high places: In an interview with Man About Town in April, Taron, 29, revealed he and Elton had developed an enduring friendship since making the film. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month

Friends in high places: In an interview with Man About Town in April, Taron, 29, revealed he and Elton had developed an enduring friendship since making the film. Pictured together at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month

'I still speak to him once or twice a week now. He's very in my life. It's nice. And a bit f***ing surreal!' said Taron. Pictured after a performance together at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month

‘I still speak to him once or twice a week now. He’s very in my life. It’s nice. And a bit f***ing surreal!’ said Taron. Pictured after a performance together at the Cannes Film Festival in France last month

In an interview with Man About Town in April, Taron, 29, revealed he and Elton had developed an enduring friendship since making the film.

‘I still speak to him once or twice a week now. He’s very in my life. It’s nice. And a bit f***ing surreal!’ he revealed.

For more information on Elton’s upcoming Australian tour, visit Ticketek.  

A long, long time: His Australian tour will now span five months, kicking off in Perth in November, and ending in Sydney in March next year. Pictured performing in Dublin on Wednesday

A long, long time: His Australian tour will now span five months, kicking off in Perth in November, and ending in Sydney in March next year. Pictured performing in Dublin on Wednesday

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