European Express Tour

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European Express Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated album Breaking Hearts
Start date 17 April 1984 (1984-04-17)
End date 30 June 1984 (1984-06-30)
Legs 1
Shows 41
Elton John concert chronology
Too Low for Zero Tour
(1984)
European Express Tour
(1984)
Breaking Hearts Tour
(1984)

The European Express Tour was the European leg of Elton’s 1984 'Breaking Hearts' Tour.

Tour[edit]

On this tour it was the first time that Elton had performed in Poland.[1] He went on to play a further three shows there during the European Express Tour. Elton also performed in Czechoslovakia for the first time on this tour.[2] Elton also performed in Hungary,[3] Yugoslavia,[4][5] Italy[6] and Austria[7] for the first time.

The tour came to a close at Wembley Stadium in London on 30 June 1984 with an event dubbed ‘Summer of ‘84’ concert. This concert was later released on two VHS tapes called The Afternoon Concert and The Night Time Concert.[8]

The first visit to Eastern Europe was not lucrative as their promoters expected. In Italy, at one of the shows, Elton fell down twelve feet off the stage without breaking anything. "I was extremely lucky", said Elton.[9]


Setlists[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
17 April 1984 Sarajevo Yugoslavia Olimpijska Dvorana Zetra
18 April 1984 Belgrade Hala Pionir
19 April 1984 Zagreb Dom Sportova
21 April 1984 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sportcsarnok
22 April 1984
24 April 1984 Prague Czechoslovakia Palace Kultury
25 April 1984 Havířov Havirov Sport Hall
26 April 1984 Katowice Poland Halla Spodek
27 April 1984 Warsaw Congress Hall
28 April 1984 Gdańsk Hala Olivia
30 April 1984 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
2 May 1984 Drammen Norway Drammenshalle
4 May 1984 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
5 May 1984 Brondby Brondby Hall
6 May 1984 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Hall
7 May 1984 Brussels Belgium Forest National
8 May 1984
11 May 1984 Cologne Germany Sporthalle
12 May 1984 Essen Grugahalle
13 May 1984
14 May 1984 Bremen Stadhalle Bremen
15 May 1984 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
17 May 1984 Hannover Stadion Sporthalle
18 May 1984 Berlin Waldbühne
20 May 1984 Bad Segeberg Freilichttheater
22 May 1984 Munich Olympiahalle
23 May 1984 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
25 May 1984 Geneva Switzerland Patinoire des Vernets
26 May 1984 Zurich Hallenstadion
27 May 1984
2 June 1984 Ludwigshafen Germany Sud West Stadium
8 June 1984 Madrid Spain Raimundo Saporta Pavilion
9 June 1984 Barcelona Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
11 June 1984 Milan Italy Teatro Tenda Lampugnano
12 June 1984
15 June 1984 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall
16 June 1984 Dublin Ireland RDS Arena
18 June 1984 Leeds England Queen's Hall
19 June 1984
20 June 1984 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
21 June 1984
23 June 1984 Birmingham England N.E.C
24 June 1984
25 June 1984
30 June 1984[A] London Wembley Stadium
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was part of The Summer of 84 Concert

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  2. ^ [2] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  3. ^ [3] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  4. ^ [4] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  5. ^ [5] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  6. ^ [6] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  7. ^ [7] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  8. ^ [8] movies.nytimes.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  9. ^ [9] eltonjohnallsongslist.blogspot.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011

External links[edit]

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