Elton John says that he wants to perform lesser-known songs after he completes his world tour.

"I'm lucky to have so many great songs to play every night," John said in an interview with Record Collector.

"But there is a point in time where you think, 'I don't really want to play this anymore. There are things like Original Sin or (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket that I haven't really played before - not enough anyway. But if I have to go back and play Crocodile Rock again, it's like, 'I'm gonna kill myself.'

He intends to tour with these lesser-aired songs once his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road jaunt around the world is over and done.

"I’d like to do something like Kate Bush, where I can do a show and play some of these songs that are deep cuts."

Kate Bush

John recently said that there was no reason for him to make a new album. "I have no idea what the f*** I’m going to do next, and that feels great," he revealed.

"I just don’t think this is a time for me to think about recording. I’m a dad, and I love being a dad.

"I will get in the mood to record again – and I’ll get in the mood to write. ... But no one needs another Elton John record out at the moment."

His long-time lyricist Bernie Taupin recently noted that he had been encouraging Elton to start writing music for some sixteen to eighteen song ideas he had passed on to the musician. Taupin regards these ideas as "very, very special. I would love to see him start to do some work.

"I continually encourage him to do so. I really, really would love to get back on track and back in the game."

Elton pictured with lyricist Bernie Taupin