October 4, 2022

By A. James for Daily Mail Australia

Due to the Covid pandemic, he had to cut his last world tour at Yellow Brick Road in Australia in March 2020.

But Sir Elton John has delighted his Australian fans by announcing that he will return to Down Under in January next year with four encore shows.

The British star, 75, shared the exciting news on his Instagram page on Tuesday, telling his fans he would be performing in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Elton John brings his Yellow Brick Road final world tour back to Australia with four encore shows after having it cut short in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic

“In 2020, I promised that if I came back to finish my interrupted goodbye, I would put on a few encore shows. I love your part of the world dearly and can’t wait to share these concerts with you!’ He wrote.

“I am so excited to share my very last Farewell Yellow Brick Road shows with you in January 2023,” he added in a video message to his fans.

“I can’t believe it’s been three years since our last visit.”

Sir Elton begins his mini-tour of Australia in Newcastle on January 10, 2023 at McDonald Jones Stadium.

It will be the beloved star’s first ever performance in the city.

Sir Elton begins his mini-tour of Australia in Newcastle on January 10, 2023 at McDonald Jones Stadium. It will be the first time the beloved star ever performs in the city

He then plays at Melbourne’s AAMI Stadium on January 13, followed by a concert at the new Sydney Football Stadium on January 18.

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His last show ever in Australia is scheduled for January 21 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

The Rocketman icon teased fans about what to expect from the shows in his video announcement.

“Come with me for an evening of memories, sing-alongs and a loving goodbye,” he said.

The tour coincides with a Christmas vacation the singer has planned with his husband David Furnish and their sons, Zach, 11, and Elijah, nine.

Sir Elton talked about his travel plans in an interview with Ben Fordham on 2GB radio back in Nov.

The tour coincides with a Christmas vacation the singer has planned with his husband David Furnish and their sons, Zach, 11, and Elijah, nine.

My family and I are coming to Australia for Christmas in 2022. My boys have absolutely fallen in love with Australia,” he said.

In March, Sir Elton appeared via video link as he dedicated one of his famous songs to Shane Warne’s three children at the cricketers’ memorial at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

The rock legend performed his classic song Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me while Warne’s son Jackson and daughters Summer and Brooke sat in the audience.

He first embarked on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road final tour in September 2018 and will extend through 2023.

Sir Elton will also return to New Zealand next January, having canceled shows there in February 2020 after contracting pneumonia.