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Elton and His Opening Act Look Forward to Perth Date

Tuesday 17 June 2008 @ 16:40 - GMT

Elton has spoken of his happiness at the choice of soapstar-turned-singer supporting him at his stadium gig in Perth next month.

Richard Fleeshman has been named as the support act for Eltons McDiarmid Park gig - a guest slot which has done a lot for the careers of the Scissor Sisters and James Blunt.

Elton remarked, I was delighted to offer Richard a slot on my summer stadium shows.

He elaborated:

 When I heard Neon, I couldnt believe how mature the record sounded and how developed and accomplished Richards songwriting is at such a young age.

Neon was Richards debut album released last year after he left long-running ITV soap Coronation Street.

The son of television actor David Fleeshman and former Brookside and Coronation Street actress Sue Jenkins had a few words about the Rocket Man as well.

Its an amazing honour. Elton has always been an idol of mine, but it is incredibly nerve-racking as well.

Im going to ease myself into it by doing some warm-up dates around the country before it. I cannot wait to go out there.

The Manchester native takes the McDiarmid Park stage prior to Elton on July 6, a week before the release of his brand new single Back Here, a track he wrote with Steve Robson, the man behind hits for Take That and James Morrison.

There are still some tickets available.

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