Reg Strikes Back Tour

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Reg Strikes Back Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated album Reg Strikes Back
Start date 9 September 1988
End date 10 June 1989
Legs 3
Shows 87 in Total
Elton John concert chronology
Tour De Force
(1986)
Reg Strikes Back Tour
(1988-1989)
Sleeping with the Past Tour
(1989-1990)

Elton John started the Reg Strikes Back tour in promotion of the album with the same name.[1] It was his self-proclaimed comeback album, and his way of fighting back against bad press. It started on 9 September 1988[2] and ended on 10 June 1989.[3]

Instrumentation[edit]

Elton does not play a grand piano on this tour, replacing it with a Roland RD-1000 digital piano, a mainstay of the Elton sound. Where Elton uses a Yamaha DCFIIISPRO concert grand piano with MIDI output on stage and has done since his switch to Yamaha pianos in 1993, the rack form of the RD-1000, the MKS20, has been in his rack ever since, and its bright, expressive pianos and warm electric pianos are part of Elton's live sound to this day.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
9 September 1988 Miami United States Miami Arena[4]
10 September 1988[5]
11 September 1988 Tampa USF Sun Dome
13 September 1988 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
14 September 1988 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
16 September 1988 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
17 September 1988
18 September 1988 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
20 September 1988 Greenwood Village Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
23 September 1988 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl[6]
24 September 1988
25 September 1988
27 September 1988 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
30 September 1988 Dallas Starplex Amphitheater
1 October 1988 Houston The Summit
4 October 1988 Philadelphia The Spectrum
5 October 1988
7 October 1988 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
8 October 1988 Worcester The Centrum
9 October 1988
10 October 1988
12 October 1988 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
13 October 1988
14 October 1988
15 October 1988
17 October 1988 New York City Madison Square Garden
18 October 1988[7]
20 October 1988
21 October 1988
22 October 1988
Asia with Eric Clapton
31 October 1988 Nagoya Japan Rainbow Hall
2 November 1988 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
4 November 1988 Nippon Budokan
5 November 1988 Osaka Osaka Stadium
Europe[8]
20 March 1989 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
23 March 1989 Paris Bercy
24 March 1989
25 March 1989
26 March 1989[9]
27 March 1989
29 March 1989 Brussels Belgium Forest National
30 March 1989
1 April 1989 Düsseldorf Germany Philipshalle
2 April 1989 Kiel Ostseehalle
4 April 1989 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
6 April 1989 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
7 April 1989 Copenhagen Denmark Brøndby Hall
9 April 1989 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
10 April 1989 Oslo Norway Drammenshallen
12 April 1989 Essen Germany Grugahalle
13 April 1989 Cologne Koln Sporthalle
14 April 1989 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
15 April 1989
17 April 1989 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle
19 April 1989 Lausanne Switzerland Patinoire De Malley
21 April 1989 Marbella Spain Estadio Municipal
23 April 1989 Madrid Palacio de Deportes
25 April 1989 Barcelona Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
26 April 1989 Verona Italy Verona Arena
27 April 1989 Milan Palatrussardi
28 April 1989 Rome The Palaeur
1 May 1989 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
2 May 1989
3 May 1989 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
5 May 1989
6 May 1989
8 May 1989 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
17 May 1989 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
18 May 1989
19 May 1989
21 May 1989 London Wembley Arena
22 May 1989
23 May 1989
24 May 1989
25 May 1989
27 May 1989
28 May 1989
29 May 1989
30 May 1989
1 June 1989 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
2 June 1989
5 June 1989 Belfast Northern Ireland King's Hall
6 June 1989
8 June 1989 Dublin Ireland RDS Stadium
9 June 1989
10 June 1989

Setlist[edit]

  1. Sixty Years On
  2. I Need You to Turn To
  3. The King Must Die
  4. Burn Down the Mission
  5. Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
  6. Have Mercy on the Criminal
  7. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  8. Tiny Dancer
  9. The Ballad of Danny Bailey
  10. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  11. Philadelphia Freedom
  12. The Bitch Is Back
  13. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  14. A Word in Spanish
  15. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  16. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Part Two)
  17. Nikita
  18. Daniel
  19. Rocket Man
  20. I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That
  21. Candle in the Wind
  22. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  23. Your Song
  24. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  25. I'm Still Standing
  26. Song for Guy

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  2. ^ [2] eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  3. ^ [3] eltonography.com, Retrieved 4 September 2011
  4. ^ [4] articles.sun-sentinel.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  5. ^ [5] articles.sun-sentinel.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  6. ^ [6] seeing-stars.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  7. ^ [7] guitars101.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  8. ^ [8] en.allexperts.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  9. ^ [9] songkick.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011

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