John and Joel are scheduled to appear at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., January 24, and Internet-only tickets went on sale November 13 through Ticketmaster.

There has been no hoopla over the event, with neither the artists’ reps nor promoters owning up to the gig. However, the Tacoma Dome told Pollstar the show is a go and Ticketmaster is only VIP tickets for $175. Information on a general on-sale date was not available.

When the pairing launches the full-fledged tour, it will mark the fourth time Captain Fantastic and the Piano Man have teamed up for a concert trek. The duo has teamed for North American jaunts in 1994, 1995 and 1998.

During the last outing with Sir Elton, Joel developed throat and upper respiratory problems including persistent laryngitis and was forced to abandon a European leg of the tour.

He mounted a headline tour in 1999 but has largely taken this year off, with the exception of special one-offs such as Sting’s rainforest benefit in April.

The native New Yorker, who has repeatedly said he’s cutting back on touring in order to concentrate on composing classical music, most recently appeared at Yankee Stadium to sing the national anthem at the opening game of the 2000 World Series.

His last major concert was a millennium New Year’s Eve bash at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

John is in the middle of a European leg of what seems like a never-ending tour. He returns to the States December 2 for a week of shows kicking off in Louisiana. He’s scheduled to appear in six other secondary markets through December 10 in Montgomery, Ala.

The live recording of John’s October 20-21 Madison Square Garden shows, At Last – One Night Only, was released worldwide November 13 except in the United States, where it hits shelves a week later.