The Rocket Man star hit headlines this week (beg14Dec15) by criticising ticket agency bosses for hiking up seat prices at his shows, and pleading with fans not to spend a fortune on 'secondary' tickets.

"I'd rather have empty seats," he told the BBC, revealing that some tickets for his 2016 U.K. tour are being sold for up to five times their face value on some websites. "I think it's extortionate and I think it's disgraceful."

Former Oasis star Noel has now backed Sir Elton, and called for politicians to do more to help.

"I'm with Elton," Noel tells BBC Radio 5 Live. "People shouldn't really pay over the odds, but they do. You get forged tickets on those things (websites) as well. It's a terrible thing... You need the government to sort it out."

Rockers Coldplay recently wrote an open letter to Britain's top politicians, urging them to bring in measures to stamp out inflated ticket sales by touts, and government officials have since launched a review of the 'secondary' ticket sales market.

"Tens of thousands of fans have been ripped off by people who exploit fair ticket prices via so-called ticket marketplaces," Coldplay wrote in the letter.

Folk stars Mumford & Sons recently met with the chair of the review, Professor Michael Waterson, to encourage him to allow fans to contribute to the discussion over ticket sales.