Elton John 1970 World Tour

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Elton John 1970 World Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated album Elton John
Start date 25 March 1970 (1970-03-25)
End date 20 December 1970 (1970-12-20)
Legs 5
Shows 43 in Total

The first time Elton John toured was in 1970 to support his second album Elton John. The first leg focused around the London area excluding the last two nights of the tour.[1]

Elton, Nigel Olsson and Dee Murray then crossed over to North America where they were booked to play six nights at the legendary The Troubadour Club which proved Elton to be a massive success and brought to the attention of the American public.[2][3][4]

Elton's short residency at The Troubadour attracted several famous visitors including Elton's idol Leon Russell. Bob Dylan also visited Elton John and Bernie Taupin backstage before one of the performances. The first performance was introduced by Neil Diamond.[5]

Following the success of the shows at The Troubadour Elton embarked on his first major tour of the United States starting on 29 October 1970 and ending on 4 December 1970. One show at the A&R Studios in New York City was recorded and later released as 17-11-70[6]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
25 March 1970 London England Revolution Club
21 April 1970 The Roundhouse
7 May 1970
22 May 1970 BBC Studios London
6 June 1970 Marquee Club
17 June 1970 Lyceum Theatre
21 June 1970 The Roundhouse
26 June 1970 Twickenham St. Mary's College
3 July 1970 London Hampstead Country Club
4 July 1970 Speakeasy Club
14 August 1970 Krumlin Jazz, Folk & Blues Festival - Elton was the second act of 8 scheduled acts - 15 August 1970 Yorkshire Jazz, Folk & Blues Festival - Elton did not play on this date, nor was he scheduled. Source: http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/krumlin-bands.html
North America
25 August 1970 Los Angeles United States Troubadour Club
26 August 1970
27 August 1970
28 August 1970
29 August 1970
30 August 1970
8 September 1970 Bay Arena (San Francisco, not Los Angeles)
11 September 1970 Philadelphia Electric Factory
12 September 1970
Support Act for Fotheringay
2 October 1970 London England Royal Albert Hall
North America
29 October 1970 Boston United States Boston Tea Party
30 October 1970
31 October 1970
6 November 1970 Philadelphia Electric Factory
7 November 1970
8 November 1970 Baltimore Mill Run Theatre
12 November 1970 San Francisco Fillmore West
13 November 1970
14 November 1970
15 November 1970 Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
17 November 1970 New York City A&R Studios
20 November 1970 Fillmore East
21 November 1970
22 November 1970 Bridgeport University of Bridgeport
23 November 1970 Glassboro Glassboro State College
25 November 1970 Chicago Auditorium Theatre
26 November 1970 Cleveland Music Hall
27 November 1970 Detroit East Town Theatre
28 November 1970
29 November 1970 Minneapolis Guthrie Theater
1 December 1970 Fulton Champ Auditorium
4 December 1970 Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center
5 December 1970 San Bernardino Swing Auditorium
Europe
20 December 1970 London England The Roundhouse

Setlist[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  2. ^ [2] troubadour.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  3. ^ [3] radio.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  4. ^ [4] connecticutmag.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  5. ^ [5] eltonjohn.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  6. ^ [6] songkick.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011

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