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Extra Dublin date added to Elton John Farewell Tour due to demand

Elton John will perform a second date in Dublin next year due to huge demand for tickets.

The Rocket Man star announced earlier this month he would be embarking on a three year farewell tour, which included a show at the 3Arena in Dublin on June 12 2019.

Tickets for the gig went on sale on Friday and immediately sold out, prompting promoters to announce a second date for June 13 2019.

Tickets are available now from all usual Ticketmaster outlets.

During the tour, the singer will perform at venues all over the world before he bows out of live performing to spend more time with his children.

Announcing the decision, Sir Elton said his “priorities have changed”, adding that his and husband David Furnish’s two sons, Elijah and Zachary, had changed their lives.

“In 2015 we sat down with a school schedule and I thought I don’t want to miss too much of this … My life has changed, my priorities have changed and my priority now is my family.”

He added it was a chance “to say thank you to all my fans around he world and then to say goodbye. It doesn’t mean I’m not going to be creative any more.

“I have had a good run … I want to go out with a bang,” he added during the press conference in New York which he opened with a performance of Tiny Dancer and I’m Still Standing.

Asked if he could later reconsider his decision, Sir Elton vowed not to do a “Cher”, adding: “This is the end”.

His current Las Vegas residency is scheduled to run until May 19, while he is also billed to play two dates in Georgia in June and July before embarking on the tour in September.

Sir Elton’s last original studio album was 2016’s Wonderful Crazy Night – the 30th of his career.

He is reportedly working on the soundtrack for next year’s remake of the Lion King alongside Beyonce.

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