Music legend Sir Elton John has vowed to cut back on his hectic touring schedule when his two young sons start school so he can be a more hands-on father.

The Rocket Man hitmaker and his partner David Furnish have two boys together, Zachary, two, and six-month-old Elijah, and the singer takes his young family all over the world with him as he performs around 120 concerts a year.

However, Sir Elton will spend more time at home when the boys begin their education so they can lead a more settled life.

He tells the Front Row arts programme on Britain's BBC Radio 4, "When Zachary goes to school and when Elijah goes to school... I'll have to take a look at my touring schedule.

"They're always on tour with me. Zachary has been to Australia twice before he was two. When they start school of course they can't come on tour. I can't be away from them that long, and things will have to change."