Return of the Rocket Man

Elton John rockets into Dallas for special one-off concert

Elton John rockets into Dallas for special one-off concert

Elton John, March 2013, Toyota Center
Elton John, seen here during a concert in Houston in March 2013, will finally return to Dallas with a concert at American Airlines Center on March 13, 2014. Photo by Lynn Lane

Sir Elton John is still touring around the world at the ripe old age of 66, but his fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area haven't seen him since November 2010 when he and Leon Russell played at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Those diehards will finally get another chance when Elton John and his band come to American Airlines Center on March 13, 2014.

The concert will be a special one-off performance that'll come shortly after he wraps up his current tour in Canada and about two weeks before he starts a much-ballyhooed month-long residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

John risked the wrath of authorities last week when he performed in Moscow and condemned Russia's new legislation that outlaws the promotion of homosexuality to minors. Some called for him to boycott Russia as a protest; instead he performed and, following similar actions by Lady Gaga and Madonna, made a statement during his show protesting the legislation.

Fans will hardly be disappointed with the planned set-list for his Dallas concert. Titled "All the Hits," John plans to play many of his iconic songs, along with a selection of tracks from his most recent album, The Diving Board, which came out in September 2013. The Rocket Man played a similar show in Chicago on November 30.

Tickets for the AAC concert go on sale on Friday, January 10, through Ticketmaster or at the American Airlines Center box office. Members of John's Rocket Club, however, can buy tickets starting on Monday, December 16.