One of the world's greatest pop legends, Sir Elton John, has finally locked in six New Zealand dates as part of his critically-acclaimed 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour. He will be performing shows in Dunedin, Hawkes Bay and a Feb 16, Feb 18 and Feb 20 shows in Auckland next year.
Before winding up his iconic NZ farewell, Elton John will first deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences in Australia. He will be playing across a mammoth run of concerts happening in Perth, Adelaide, East Melbourne, Brisbane, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Bathurst, Woodend, Melbourne CBD, Coffs Harbour, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast and Parramatta. Aside from these shows, Elton will also play four 'A Day On the Green' venues in Mount Cotton, Wahgunyah, Yarra Valley and Geelong.
Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018, Elton John's three-year 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' global tour has already been hailed as "one of his most energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations" (stuff.co.nz). His legendary catalogue, including beloved songs 'Bennie and the Jets', 'Rocket Man', 'Tiny Dancer', 'Crocodile Rock', 'Philadelphia Freedom' and more, are showcased in a musical masterpiece that is a "reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist's career" (NME). Apart from his anticipated curtain call, Elton will also be celebrating his 50-plus year collaboration with acclaimed English lyricist, Bernie Taupin—one of the great songwriting partnerships of all time.
The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents, with stops in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand—marking the last tour of its kind by the celebrated songwriter and iconic showman. Elton bids farewell to the road after performing a staggering 4000-plus shows in more than 80 countries.
"I'm ecstatic and humbled to continue to play for audiences across the globe. I plan to bring to my final tour the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades… It's the most produced and fantastic show I've ever done. I want to go out with a bang..." – Elton John
Audiences will experience a rare glimpse into Elton's life, and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, via mesmerising, never-before-seen images and videos displayed throughout the show from his incredible five-decade career. He will be joined by long-standing band members Nigel Olsson on drums (part of Elton's original three-piece band in 1970), esteemed musical director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, virtuoso Ray Cooper on percussion, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
Grab your tickets now and don't miss this rare opportunity to experience Elton John's tour de force performances this 2020!