Face to Face 1998

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Face to Face 1998
Tour by Elton John and Billy Joel
Start date 4 March 1998 (1998-03-04)
End date 30 June 1998 (1998-06-30)
Legs 3
Shows 29 in total
Elton John tour chronology
Big Picture Tour
(1997-1998)
Face to Face 1998
(1998)
An Evening with Elton John
(1999)
Billy Joel tour chronology
Face to Face 1995
(1995)
Face to Face 1998
(1998)
Face to Face 2001
(2001)

Riding on the success of the previous two tours Elton John and Billy Joel once again hit the stadiums. The tour had previously only toured in the United States, but this time they visited Australia,[1] New Zealand, Japan[2] and Europe[3] avoiding the United States.[4]

On 6 June, Joel pulled out of a concert at Wembley Stadium in London, England due to illness. John performed the show without him, but he performed several of Joel's songs.[5] The same happened in Zurich, Switzerland at Letzigrund Stadium on 30 June; this was the last night of the 1998 tour.[6]

Joel stated in 2012 that he would no longer tour with Elton due to the fact that it restrains his setlists.[7][8]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Oceania
4 March 1998 Perth Australia Subiaco Oval
7 March 1998 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
8 March 1998
10 March 1998 Brisbane Australia ANZ Stadium
12 March 1998 Sydney Sydney Cricket Ground
14 March 1998
15 March 1998
18 March 1998 Adelaide Adelaide Cricket Ground
20 March 1998 Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground
21 March 1998
Asia
26 March 1998 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Dome
28 March 1998 Osaka Osaka Dome
30 March 1998 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
31 March 1998
3 April 1998[9] Nagoya Nagoya Dome
Europe
29 May 1998[10] Dublin Ireland Croke Park
30 May 1998
2 June 1998 Glasgow Scotland Ibrox Stadium
6 June 1998[11] London England Wembley Stadium
7 June 1998
10 June 1998 Düsseldorf Germany Rheinstadion
12 June 1998 Berlin Berlin Olympic Stadium
14 June 1998 Munich Munich Olympic Stadium
16 June 1998 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion
22 June 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
25 June 1998 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium
27 June 1998 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadium
30 June 1998 Zurich Switzerland Letzigrund Stadium

Setlists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  2. ^ [2] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  3. ^ [3] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  4. ^ [4] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  5. ^ [5] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  6. ^ [6] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  7. ^ "Billy Joel Won't Tour with Elton due to Setlist Constraints". EltonDaily.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  8. ^ "Billy Joel mixes lots of music into his Q&A". Gainesville.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  9. ^ [7] setlist.fm, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  10. ^ [8] davidrosenthal.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  11. ^ [9] Songkick.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011

External links[edit]

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