FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD
ELTON JOHN AUSTRALIAN FAREWELL TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
MUSIC ICON ANNOUNCES FIFTEEN AUSTRALIAN SHOWS IN 2019 & 2020
INCLUDING THREE A DAY ON THE GREEN EVENTS
Roundhouse Entertainment, in conjunction with Chugg Entertainment, is thrilled to announce SIR ELTON JOHN will perform three very special a day on the green outdoor concerts as part of the epic 15-date Australian leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, Elton John will traverse Australia and New Zealand between December 2019 and February 2020, in what will be the legendary music icon’s most extensive tour of the region to date.
Elton John will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences, on his very last tour, playing across a mammoth run that includes capital city concerts, along with stops at some of Australia’s finest outdoor venues including three a day on the green shows – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD on Saturday January 18, All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC on Wednesday January 29, and Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC on Friday January 31.
“Elton’s continuing love affair with Australia knows no bounds, proven by this farewell tour, and the breadth and depth of the itinerary, showing his commitment to his many Australian fans,” said promoter Michael Chugg. “On his very last tour, he wanted to return to some of his favourite cities, while also playing for fans in a couple of never-before-visited locations.”
Elton’s Australian tour will kick off with record-breaking back-to-back appearances at Perth’s HBF Park (formerly nib Stadium) on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1 2019, a huge 48 years on from his first ever Australian show, which took place at Perth’s Subiaco Oval on 17th October, 1971.
Sir Elton John said, “I always love coming back to Australia. Ever since my first visit in 1971 it has held a very special place in my heart.”
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, are showcased in a musical masterpiece that is a “reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career” (NME), also celebrating his 50-plus year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin – one of the great song-writing partnerships of all time.
“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. It wasn’t just a concert, but rather a chance for these fans to express their thanks to a performer whose music has played such a huge part in the soundtracks of their lives.”
Mercury News, California
The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents, spanning three years, with stops 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.
“Playing live to other human beings is the greatest gift any artist could ever have,” said Sir Elton John at his Chicago show.
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. 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.
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.
Elton’s enduring history with Australia is evident across the years, notably in 2012, when he opened the Perth Arena, and most recently delivering the final performance at the Sydney Entertainment Centre [since demolished], in December 2015.
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.
The performer said that after the tour finishes he looks forward to “coming off the road and dedicating more time to raising my children”.
“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.” – Sir 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! Tickets will go fast, don’t miss out on your spot at Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS:
Saturday January 18 Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD
Wednesday January 29 All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC
Friday January 31 Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Camping chairs and picnic rugs are recommended and permitted in the GA area. For all transport, accommodation and event information, go to www.adayonthegreen.com.au
ABOUT A DAY ON THE GREEN:
This summer marks the 18th season of a day on the green, which started in January 2001. After more than 450 shows and over three million happy patrons, the a day on the green experience of good food, fine wine and great music in magnificent locations is firmly established as one of Australia’s most popular concert events.
High Res artist images and tour art available for download here:
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 at 9.00AM LOCAL TIME
From www.ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
a day on the green members PRE-SALE adayonthegreen.com.au/register/
Wednesday 13 February 9:00am to Thursday 14 February 8:59am (local time)
TELSTRA THANKS® PRE-SALE (AU) via telstra.com/eltonjohn
Capital Cities: Wednesday 6th February (9.00am local)
All Other Shows: Friday 8th February (9.00am local)
For all the latest national information go to the official home of the Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour – oznz.eltonjohn.com
Presented by Chugg Entertainment, in association with AEG Presents
Ticketmaster and AAMI Lucky Club are they only authorised ticket sellers for Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road a day on the green Australian dates. No responsibility is accepted for tickets purchased from unauthorised sellers; these may be refused entry, no exceptions.