DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND!
ELTON JOHN ADDS NINE NEW DATES TO
FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD AUSTRALIAN TOUR
SHOWS ADDED IN MELBOURNE – SYDNEY – BRISBANE – ADELAIDE
HUNTER VALLEY – MOUNT COTTON – YARRA VALLEY – HANGING ROCK
– MUSIC ICON TO PLAY 24 AUSTRALIAN DATES IN 2019-2020 –
“The most elaborate, high–tech arena show Elton has ever attempted…A parade of mega–hits and one hell of a way to say goodbye.” – Rolling Stone USA
“Each song felt so important. Each moment seemed so significant. And the crowd hung on every word, spoken or sung.” – Mercury News, California
Revealed last weekend in a hugely anticipated announcement, Sir Elton John will bring his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in November 2019 to February 2020. In response to overwhelming demand during the fan pre-sale, Chugg Entertainment and AEG have today announced an additional nine shows around the country including a second show in Adelaide presented by Space Events.
Adelaide will now enjoy back-to-back performances with a second show added to Botanic Park on Thursday 5th December. The music icon also adds a weekend in Melbourne with back-to-back nights at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, playing a total of four shows at the venue this December Extra shows at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena have also been announced, along with additional outdoor appearances at the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate, Victoria’s Hanging Rock, plus A Day On The Green’s Sirromet Wines in Queensland and Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley.
At Bathurst’s Carrington Park, fans will be able to purchase a newly introduced General Admission ticket for $119, to experience Sir Elton on his Bathurst debut on 22nd January 2020.
Tickets for all Capital City shows and New Zealand, including those previously announced and newly added, will go on sale at 9am (local) on Thursday 14th February.
Tickets for all other shows go on sale at 9am (local) on Friday 15th February.
With a mammoth 24 Australian concerts now announced, the legendary performer will spend three months delivering his famed songbook to audiences across the country, beginning November 30th in Perth; 48 years on from his first ever Australian show, which took place at Perth’s Subiaco Oval on 17th October, 1971.
“Australia and New Zealand, I can’t wait to be with you again”, said Sir Elton. “Your audiences have always been very generous towards me, and I know that this final tour will be the most memorable ever”.
“Australia and New Zealand have really embraced the announcement of Elton’s Farewell tour”, said promoter Michael Chugg. “We want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to experience the magic of seeing this incredible performer live, so we’ve added some new shows to what we know is going to be his best visit yet!”
“Elton John live in Botanic Park will be an event to remember and as can be seen by the demand thus far Adelaide fans are excited to have the chance to witness Elton John on stage one last time” said Phil Rankine of Space Events.
Complete with brand new stage production, and tour wardrobe designed by Italian fashion house Gucci, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour is intimate and personal, while also spectacular and daring. 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 50-year career.
He will be joined by longstanding 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, virtuosoRay Cooper on percussion, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
Comprising more than 300 shows across five continents, the milestone itinerary will stop in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, and marks the last tour of its kind by the celebrated songwriter and iconic showman. Almost fifty years on from his debut Australian show, Elton John has played 196 concerts and performed to more than 1.5 million people across the country in that time.
“… the time is right to say thank you to my fans and say goodbye.” – Elton John
Garnering rave reviews at sell-out shows across North America, Elton John’s curtain call will be the last chance to catch this legendary performer touring in Australia.
More than a concert; an unforgettable memory!
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THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY, 9AM LOCAL TIME
TICKETS ON SALE – ALL OTHER AUS SHOWS
FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY, 9AM LOCAL TIME
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ABOUT ELTON JOHN
Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind
1997,” which sold over 33 million copies. ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process, reaching Gold status before the end of the year. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No.1s and 27 Top 10s.
He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 300 dates, this 3-year-long tour started in September and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. April 2018 saw the release of ‘Revamp’, an album of the world’s biggest musical stars covering some of Elton’s best loved Songs.
Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are five GRAMMYs along with a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.”
In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $400 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In January 2018, he received the Crystal Award for this long- standing fight against HIV/AIDS at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Sir Elton John and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, announced the launch of the MenStar Coalition; an over $1.2 billion global partnership, that seeks to engage men in new and innovative ways to break the cycle of HIV transmission and ultimately end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
ELTON JOHN | FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR, 2019-2020
Presented by Chugg Entertainment, in association with AEG Presents
Saturday 30 November 2019 – HBF Park (formerly nib Stadium)
Sunday 1 December 2019 – HBF Park (formerly nib Stadium)
Wednesday 4 December 2019 – Botanic Park Adelaide
Thursday 5 December 2019 – Botanic Park Adelaide – JUST ANNOUNCED
Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena
Wednesday 11 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena
Saturday 14 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena – JUST ANNOUNCED
Sunday 15 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena – JUST ANNOUNCED
Wednesday 18 December 2019 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Thursday 19 December 2019 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – JUST ANNOUNCED
Saturday 21 December 2019 – ICC Sydney Theatre
Monday 23 December 2019 – ICC Sydney Theatre
Tuesday 7 January 2020 – Qudos Bank Arena
Thursday 9 January 2020 – Qudos Bank Arena – JUST ANNOUNCED
HUNTER VALLEY, NSW
Saturday 11 January 2020 – Hope Estate
HUNTER VALLEY, NSW
Sunday 12 January 2020 – Hope Estate – JUST ANNOUNCED
MOUNT COTTON, QLD
Saturday 18 January 2020 – Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green
MOUNT COTTON, QLD
Sunday 19 January 2020 – Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green – JUST ANNOUNCED
Wednesday 22 January 2020 – Carrington Park
Saturday 25 January 2020 – Hanging Rock
Sunday 26 January 2020 – Hanging Rock – JUST ANNOUNCED
Wednesday 29 January 2020 – All Saints Estate – A Day On The Green
YARRA VALLEY, VIC
Friday 31 January 2020 – Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green
YARRA VALLEY, VIC
Saturday 1 February 2020 – Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green – JUST ANNOUNCED
Tuesday 4 February 2020 – Forsyth Barr Stadium
HAWKE’S BAY, NZ
Saturday 8 February 2020 – Mission Estate Winery
Sunday 9 February 2020 – Mt Smart Stadium