'Rocket Man' thrills the crowds...


JOHN joined RYAN

ADAMS on stage for a surprise duet of ‘ROCKET MAN’ during


the singer’s current US tour, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

Adams, who is currently on tour to promote his second solo album

‘Gold’, performed a show at the New York Irving

Plaza earlier this week (October 3).

Rumours of a duet have been

circulating for a number of weeks, with both


Adams and John

namechecking each other in recent interviews. Speaking to NME,

Adams described the star as “a sweetheart”.

He said: “He just called me

when I was in London in November… he just said, ‘I really dig your record and

I’d like to meet you in person.’ And we met up. He’s such a sweetheart, I fucking

love him.”

However, according to fans at the New York show,

the duet became a reality at the performance, with John

singing ‘La Cienega Just Smiled’ from ‘Gold’,

before a version of John’s

classic ‘Rocket Man’.

Writing on the official Ryan

Adams messageboard, www.ryan-adams.com, one fan described the

moment that John

came on stage.

He commented: “Elton

was introduced and warmly received by this NY crowd. He sat down

at the black baby grand piano and played a Ryan song. Then Ryan donned a large pair of orange sunglasses with glitter around the

frames and they performed a rocking version of ‘Rocket Man’. Ryan kept smiling everytime the lyric mentioned getting “high as a kite

by then”.

“Having Elton

there was fantastic, but in no way overshadowed Ryan. It was an enhancement to the night. Ryan is a major talent… it was a most fantastic show. Ryan was incredible. The audience was appreciative. It felt special”.


UK spokesperson for Adams told NME.COM that she was aware of the possibility

of the duet in New York, but was unable to fully confirm that it had

taken place.

Adams returns to the UK and Ireland for live performances later this month.

He plays: London Shepherds Bush Empire (October 17) Dublin

Ambassador (20) Manchester Academy (21) Glasgow Garage (22)

Birmingham Academy (23)