The Jessie's Girl hitmaker was offered a role in comedy-drama Ricki and the Flash by director Jonathan Demme but he had to cancel gigs Down Under because they clashed with the shooting schedule.

Now he has promised fans he will return to Australia to perform, telling the Sydney Daily Telegraph, "I think the gods don't want me to tour here - throwing a Meryl Streep and Jonathan Demme movie at me when it was all booked. We will come back; we're looking into that now. But I think everybody understood (the movie) was one of those great shots you just don't wanna' miss."