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Elton gives his fans the personal touch

Sir Elton John in concert in Canberra on November 30, 2007.

Sir Elton John in concert in Canberra on November 30, 2007. Photo: Karleen Minney

Elton John is set to ride on the coat-tails of the recent Human Brochure tourism campaign by releasing his own VVIP tickets to his Canberra show.

Any Sydney fans who may have missed out on tickets to see the Rocket Man are invited to come on down to Canberra, where the singer is giving up his allocated house seats especially for you. He is equally happy for locals to take them off his hands.

After officially opening the new Perth Arena over the weekend, the Candle In The Wind star is due to arrive in the nation's capital today to kick off the east coast leg of his latest Australian tour.

''The star of the show is always allocated so many seats, he's releasing his own house seats here so they are guaranteed to be excellent,'' local publicist Coralie Wood told Fairfax Media.

''The sun will be shining so that'll be wonderful, unlike last time,'' she added, referring to the 2007 show that was almost deemed a washout, thanks to torrential rain.

Ms Wood could not confirm the exact location of the performer's personal seats at Canberra Stadium but encouraged fans to watch Ticketek closely during the next 24 hours.

After an overnight stay in the city, John will stage shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania.

His Sydney Entertainment Centre show on Thursday, his 42nd appearance at the venue, has sold out.

However, to connect with his fans (or to crack the dance music scene) John will stage another Sydney show on Friday night with local duo Pnau. The veteran singer will take to the stage for Elton John Vs Pnau after appearing on X Factor. Ticket prices start at $119.

This tour marks 40 years since the release of Rocket Man.

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