Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will be coming to McDonald Jones Stadium next year.

Newcastle Council is hoping the concert will encourage the local economy, in an effort to return to the state of pre-COVID tourism, worth $1.27 billion.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes says it’s going to be great for the region.

“Newcastle is once again showing Australia and the world that we’re a global events city,” she said.

“Attracting one of the biggest names in music, Elton John, to play a stadium concert in front of thousands of cheering Novocastrians and tourists.”

The 30,000 seat stadium is one of only four stops on Elton’s Australian tour, which arrives on January 10, 2023.

Tickets go on sale on August 1 – they’re expected to sell out.

Elton John coming to McDonald Jones Stadium , Newcastle . Venues NSW’s Stephen Saunders ,Newcastle Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and Venues NSW’s Dean Mantle at Mc Donald Jones Stadium .