Breaking Hearts Tour

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Breaking Hearts Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated album Breaking Hearts
Start date 21 August 1984 (1984-08-21)
End date 18 November 1984 (1984-11-18)
Legs 1
Shows 50
Elton John concert chronology
European Express Tour
(1984)
Breaking Hearts Tour
(1984)
Ice on Fire Tour
(1985-1986)

Breaking Hearts Tour was the North American leg of the Elton John Breaking Hearts Tour. The European leg was dubbed "European Express". The tour started on 17 August 1984, at Tempe, Arizona. It included five sold-out concerts in New York City performed at Madison Square Garden.[1]


Tour[edit]

The tour started on 17 August 1984, and continued until 18 November 1984. The tour covered twenty-one states and three provinces in Canada.[2]

One night in Madison Square Garden, Elton failed to stand up and was administered oxygen for half a minute; he went on with the show. "Bennie And The Jets", as usual, had snippets of "In The Mood", "Baby You're A Rich Man", "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Charlie Brown Theme Song"; "Rocket Man", for its part, had "Close Encounters Theme" as a snippet by Davey Johnstone.[3]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
17 August 1984 Tempe, Arizona United States ASU Activity Center
18 August 1984 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center
19 August 1984 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
21 August 1984 Inglewood The Forum
22 August 1984
23 August 1984
24 August 1984 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
28 August 1984 Daly City Cow Palace
30 August 1984 Oakland Oakland Coliseum
31 August 1984 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
1 September 1984 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
2 September 1984 Houston United States The Summit
7 September 1984 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
9 September 1984 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
11 September 1984 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
12 September 1984 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
13 September 1984 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
18 September 1984 Saint Paul United States St. Paul Civic Center
20 September 1984 Kansas City Kemper Arena
22 September 1984 Ames Hilton Coliseum
23 September 1984 Iowa City Carver-Hawkeye Arena
28 September 1984 Houston Lakewood Church Central Campus
29 September 1984 Dallas Reunion Arena
3 October 1984 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
6 October 1984 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
7 October 1984 Murfreesboro Murphy Center
9 October 1984 Knoxville Stokely Athletic Center
13 October 1984 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
17 October 1984 Landover Capital Centre
18 October 1984 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
23 October 1984 New York City Madison Square Garden
24 October 1984
25 October 1984
26 October 1984
28 October 1984 Philadelphia The Spectrum
30 October 1984 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
3 November 1984 Worcester United States The Centrum
4 November 1984
5 November 1984
7 November 1984 Raleigh Reynolds Coliseum
8 November 1984 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
12 November 1984 New York City Madison Square Garden
17 November 1984 Tampa USF Sun Dome
18 November 1984

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Tiny Dancer"
  2. "Levon"
  3. "Lil 'Frigerator"
  4. "Rocket Man"
  5. "Daniel"
  6. "Restless"
  7. "Candle in the Wind"
  8. "The Bitch Is Back"
  9. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me"
  10. "Who Wears These Shoes"
  11. "Sad Songs (Say So Much)"
  12. "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word"
  13. "Bennie and the Jets"
  14. "Philadelphia Freedom"
  15. "Blue Eyes"
  16. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
  17. "Kiss the Bride"
  18. "One More Arrow"
  19. "Too Low for Zero"
  20. "I'm Still Standing"
  21. "Your Song"
  22. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"

Encores:

  1. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
  2. "Crocodile Rock"
  3. "Medley (incl. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Twist and Shout")" (played on September 29th only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  2. ^ [2] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  3. ^ [3] eltonjohnallsongslist.blogspot.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Breaking Hearts Tour at Wikimedia Commons Quotations related to Breaking Hearts Tour at Wikiquote