Elton John announces nine new shows for Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

Record pre-sale interest has seen Sir Elton John announce 9 more Australian dates on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Between December 2019 and February 2020, Elton John will traverse Australia and New Zealand, in what will be the legendary music icon’s most extensive tour of the region to date. Gold Coasters who didn’t get into the pre-sales will be relieved to hear that now there are nine more dates available, including one more show in Brisbane and one more A Day On The Green appearance at Sirromet Winery, with tickets going on sale 14 February.

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”. Elton’s legendary catalogue, including beloved songs ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and more, will be showcased in ausical masterpiece that celebrates his 50-plus year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin – one of the great song-writing partnerships of all time.

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, virtuoso Ray Cooper on percussion, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

He bids farewell to the road almost fifty years on from his debut Australian show, having played 196 concerts and performing to more than 1.5 million people across the country in that time. Since his career began in 1969, he has performed a staggering 4000-plus shows in more than 80 countries.

 

Tickets will go fast, so don’t miss out on your spot at Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. General public tickets available here from 14 February.

IMAGE (c) Ben Gibson Photo

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