British music icon Elton John will rock Atlantic Canada this fall.

The pop musician will perform in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador as part of his 2008 Rocket Man tour.

The singer, composer and pianist rose to international stardom in the 1970s, and has sold more than 200 million records during his four-decade career.

The tour is focusing on his No. 1 hits.

It is the first time that the singer and composer, who is known for his flamboyant and often outrageous costumes and glasses, will be playing in Atlantic Canada.

He'll perform at the Halifax Metro Centre on Sept. 26 and 27 before playing at the Moncton Coliseum on Sept. 28 and Harbour Station in Saint John on Sept. 30.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will then head to Newfoundland and Labrador to play at St. John's Mile One Centre on Oct. 2 and 3.

Ticket sales will begin in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday and New Brunswick on Saturday.

About $2 from every ticket sold will go towards the Elton John AIDS Foundation.