Elton tickets go like a rocket man

Elton John fans bombarded a phone hotline yesterday as tickets for his concert in Norwich went on sale to the general public.

Elton John fans bombarded a phone hotline yesterday as tickets for his concert in Norwich went on sale to the general public.

Bookings were so great that more tickets had to be released to cope with demand.

The pop superstar announced the Carrow Road date as part of his world tour earlier this month, with Canaries supporters given first chance to book seats.

Yesterday, those eager for tickets had their dialling finger poised at 9am to be first in the phone queue, while others logged on to the internet.

Concert promoter Ben Martin, of Marshall Arts, said: “It is going well. Although I can't give any figures, I can say we released extra tickets.”