Elton John's New Zealand concerts rescheduled - but Auckland get an extra show

Elton John has announced a third Auckland concert next February, with the show being billed as the singer's "last ever performance" in New Zealand.

After some confusion on Wednesday, John also confirmed he has changed the dates of three of his concerts in this country "due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict".

The new and third Auckland show will be at Mt Smart Stadium on February 20, 2020. Tickets for that show will go on sale on May 22.

The dates for John's other two Auckland shows, and for the second of his shows at Mission Estate Winery in Hawke's Bay, have been delayed by a week.

That means the show that had been scheduled for Mission Estate on February 8, will now be on February 15. Shows that were to be at Mt Smart on February 9 and 11, have been delayed until February 16 and 18, respectively.

"I've always loved playing in New Zealand, and I can't wait to return to your beautiful country in 2020 to perform for you for the last timem," a statement read, signed "Elton x". 

Members who could make the new date would be able to indicate in a tick box they could attend.

However, if the new date did not work, ticket holders could cancel their bookings and receive a full refund, the statement said.

Both those Auckland shows and the two at Mission Estate are sold out, while some tickets are still said to be available for the Dunedin show on February 4 that starts the New Zealand leg of the tour.

All previously bought tickets will be valid for new dates. Anyone unable to make the rescheduled concerts can get a full refund from the place they bought their ticket - either Mission Estate or Ticketmaster.

John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour started in September 2018 and has so far taken the singer across North America. The Australian leg of the tour starts in November.