Sir Elton John is set to ring in 2015 onstage after booking a New Year's Eve gig (31Dec14) in New York City.

The Rocket Man legend is currently in the midst of his Las Vegas residency show, The Million Dollar Piano, which will keep him in Sin City for the majority of the year, but he is already looking ahead to 2015 and has decided to spend the first hour of the new year with fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The gig will mark Elton's first ever New Year's Eve concert in the Big Apple.

He follows in the footsteps of his old pal Billy Joel, who rang in 2014 at the same venue.