Elton John will perform in Des Moines in June
Elton John and Bernie Taupin meet Doug Weston at the Troubadour to play a concert which would launch John's career. USA TODAY
Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour is making a stop is Des Moines.
The singer has added a performance at Wells Fargo Arena next year to his current tour.
The June 11 show was announced Wednesday morning. Exclusive pre-sale tickets will be available starting Thursday.
John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour started in September; it features a career survey from the piano man's five decades of dominance.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. A Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale starts Oct. 15.
American Express Card members can purchase tickets from 10 a.m. Thursday through 10 a.m. Monday.
There's a limited number of exclusive VIP packages that will be available starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. That offer includes premium tickets, on-stage photo opportunities at John’s piano, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs and more.
Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at EltonJohn.com.
John last appeared in Des Moines in 2010 at Wells Fargo Arena. In 1973, he performed one of the most well-attended Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows in history, bringing an estimated 19,400 rock ‘n’ roll fans to the venue for his appearance.
John has one diamond, 38 platinum or multi-platinum, and 26 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, according to a news release from the tour.
"Candle in the Wind 1997" is the best-selling single in history, at 33 million copies.
Other classic hits include “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer."
- Previously: Elton John announces massive farewell tour with possible Iowa date
- From the archives: We ranked every Iowa State Fair Grandstand lineup since 1970 from worst to best
It's never too early to get ready for a show. Listen to some Elton John tracks on the playlist below: