Elton John performs at Canberra Stadium, Bruce. Photo: Melissa Adams
There's nothing understated about Elton John, and his performance at Canberra Stadium on Wednesday was no exception.
Taking the stage in a sequined blue suit emblazoned with the word ''fantastic'', the 65-year-old singer took fans through a number of favourites including Benny and the Jets, Tiny Dancer and Believe.
Accompanied by his band and occasionally the crowd, Sir Elton sang and joked with the audience.
Sir Elton John rocks Canberra
Sir Elton John performing at Canberra Stadium on Wednesday, November 14. Photo: Melissa Adams
''Last time I was here, you had more rain than you had for the last 45 years,'' he said. He also spoke about playing to the 80,000 strong crowd in New York following 9/11.
''None of us who played there will ever forget it,'' he said.
Fans gathered from as far as Western Australia and Queensland to listen to the legendary musician as he celebrated the 40-year anniversary of his single Rocket Man.
Concert-goers also took the opportunity to get in costume. Among the expected 12,000 audience members were numerous fans adorned in sequined jackets, glittery glasses and multicoloured tuxedoes.
Wednesday's performance also included guest acts, including a cello duo who kicked off with crowd-pleasing covers of Michael Jackson, Nirvana and AC/DC.
The tour continues in Sydney on Thursday and Friday before heading to Launceston next week.