Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live

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Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live
Tour by Elton John
Associated album Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits
Start date 28 September 2007
End date 8 May 2010
Legs 4
Shows 73 in North America
4 in Asia
15 in Oceania
2 in Middle East
27 in Europe
6 in South America
127 in Total
Elton John concert chronology
The Captain and the Kid Tour
(2006-2008)
Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live
(2007-2010)
Face to Face 2009
(2009)

Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live was a concert tour by Elton John which lasted for four years from 2007 to 2010.[1][2][3]

While performing the Red Piano Europe[4] concerts Elton also performed a concert series known as Rocket Man and at the same time performing on The Captain and the Kid Tour.[5]

The first performance took place on 28 September 2007 in Missoula, Montana.[6] The final concert took place on 8 May 2010 in Boca del Río, Mexico.[7]

Background[edit]

The first Rocket Man took place on 28 September 2007 in Missoula, Montana.[8] The tour consisted of 23 concerts including 10 in North America, 2 in Asia and 11 in Oceania.

The tour ended with two solo performances in Tokyo, Japan at the Nippon Budokan[9] and eleven solo concerts in Australia.[10]

The 2008 leg of the tour consisted of 68 concert performances.[11] The tour started in January with a performance in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates[12][13] before travelling to Europe and the North America to perform a series of solo concerts.

After touring North America by himself Elton then continued the tour backed by his band before travelling to Asia and for the second year running Oceania.[14] After finishing the tour of Australia, Elton & the band briefly returned to the United States before returning once again to Europe. The European tour included several large open air concerts including

The tour also included two performances in Surrey, England.[19][20][21]

On 4 May 2008 Elton performed in Chigwell, Essex at Alan Sugar's 40th Wedding Anniversary.[22][23]

The tour ended on 15 November in Uncasville, Connecticut.[24]

The 2009 leg of the tour started off with four performances in South America, it was only the fourth time that Elton had performed a tour in South America.[25] After touring South America Elton moved into North America where he performed a series of concerts before continuing to Europe.

The European leg of the tour started with a large open-air concert in Limerick, Ireland at Thomond Park.[26][27][28] Elton continued to perform two more open air concerts in England.[29][30][31]

In the fall of 2009 Elton toured with Ray Cooper in Europe.[32][33]

The 2010 leg of the tour was the last time that Elton John would tour the Rocket Man concert series.[34] The tour started with two performances in Hawaii with Ray Cooper. It was the first time that Elton had performed there in nine years.[35][36][37]

The tour moved on to South Africa for five shows, where Elton again performed with Ray Cooper.[38][39][40][41]

After returning from South Africa Elton set out on the last leg of the Rocket Man tour. Elton was once again backed by his band. The first and last dates of this leg were performances in Mexico, where Elton had not performed a concert since 2001.[42][43]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
28 September 2007 Missoula United States Adams Center
29 September 2007 Bozeman Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
30 September 2007 Casper Casper Events Center
5 October 2007 Columbia Mizzou Arena
6 October 2007 Omaha Qwest Center Omaha
7 October 2007 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Arena
12 October 2007 Kansas City Sprint Center
13 October 2007 Moline i wireless Center
9 November 2007 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
10 November 2007 Orlando Amway Arena
11 November 2007 Estero Germain Arena
Asia
20 November 2007[S] Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
21 November 2007[S]
Oceania
24 November 2007[S] Adelaide Australia Barossa Arts and Convention Centre
25 November 2007[S] Canungra Elysian Fields Polo Estate
28 November 2007[S] Sydney Acer Arena
30 November 2007[S] Canberra Stage 88
1 December 2007[S] Hunter Valley Tempus Two Winery
2 December 2007[S]
4 December 2007[S] Townsville Dairy Farmers Stadium
6 December 2007[S] New Plymouth New Zealand TSB Bowl of Brooklands
8 December 2007[S] Launceston Australia Aurora Stadium
15 December 2007[S] Werribee Werribee Park
16 December 2007[S]
Middle East
22 January 2008 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Emirates Palace Hotel
Europe
24 January 2008 Tenerife Spain Golf Costa Adeje
North America
28 February 2008[S] Portland United States Cumberland County Civic Center
2 March 2008[S] Sudbury Canada Sudbury Community Arena
3 March 2008[S] Kitchener Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
6 March 2008[S] Manchester United States Verizon Wireless Arena
10 March 2008[S] Newark Bob Carpenter Center
12 March 2008 Savannah Savannah Civic Center
11 April 2008 Missoula Adams Center
12 April 2008 Pullman Beasley Coliseum
13 April 2008
18 April 2008 Bakersfield Rabobank Arena
19 April 2008 Anaheim Honda Center
23 April 2008 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
24 April 2008 Gainesville O'Connell Center
25 April 2008 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
Europe
3 May 2008[A] Ischgl Austria Idalp
Asia
7 May 2008 Kallang Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
Oceania
10 May 2008 Perth Australia Members Equity Stadium
12 May 2008 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
14 May 2008 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
17 May 2008 Darwin Australia TIO Stadium
Asia
20 May 2008 Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena
North America
28 May 2008[S] Anchorage United States Sullivan Arena
29 May 2008[S] Fairbanks Carlson Center
30 May 2008[S] Anchorage Sullivan Arena
Europe
28 June 2008[S] Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
29 June 2008 Swansea Wales Liberty Stadium
2 July 2008 Halle Germany Gerry Weber Stadion
3 July 2008 Leipzig Volkerschlachtdenkmal
5 July 2008 Darlington England The Darlington Arena
6 July 2008 Perth Scotland McDiarmid Park
8 July 2008 Konstanz Germany Bodenseestadion
9 July 2008[S] Venice Italy Piazza San Marco
11 July 2008 Surrey England Mercedes-Benz World
12 July 2008 Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium
13 July 2008 Surrey Mercedes-Benz World
North America
19 July 2008 Atlantic City United States Boardwalk Hall
21 July 2008 Essex Junction Champlain Valley Exposition
12 September 2008 Calgary Canada Pengrowth Saddledome
13 September 2008 Edmonton Rexall Place
15 September 2008 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
16 September 2008 Regina Brandt Centre
17 September 2008
19 September 2008 Winnipeg MTS Centre
20 September 2008
26 September 2008[S] Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
27 September 2008[S]
28 September 2008[S] Moncton Moncton Coliseum
30 September 2008[S] Saint John Harbour Station
2 October 2008[S] St. John's Mile One Centre
3 October 2008[S]
15 October 2008 Hershey United States Giant Center
17 October 2008 Charlottesville John Paul Jones Arena
18 October 2008 Wilkes-Barre Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
14 November 2008 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena
15 November 2008
South America
17 January 2009 São Paulo Brazil Anhembi Sambadrome
19 January 2009 Rio de Janeiro Praça da Apoteose
22 January 2009 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio Alberto J. Armando
24 January 2009 Santiago Chile Movistar Arena
25 January 2009 Caracas Venezuela Hotel Eurobuilding
29 January 2009 Bogota Colombia Centro de Ferias Corferias
North America
31 January 2009 Mexico City Mexico Exconvento de las Vizcaínas
1 April 2009 Rapid City United States Don Barnett Arena
3 April 2009 Laramie Arena-Auditorium
4 April 2009 Colorado Springs World Arena
Europe
6 June 2009 Limerick Ireland Thomond Park
10 June 2009 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
13 June 2009 Bristol England Bristol County Cricket Ground
14 June 2009 Norfolk Holkham Hall
20 June 2009 Skien Norway Skagerak Arena
21 June 2009 Boras Sweden Boras Arena
27 June 2009 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
30 June 2009 Wiesbaden Germany Wiesbaden Bowling Green
3 July 2009 Dresden Theaterplatz
4 July 2009 Nuremberg Easy-Credit-Stadium
5 July 2009 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
7 July 2009 Verona Italy Verona Arena
8 July 2009 Pula Croatia Pula Arena
11 September 2009[S] Naples Italy Piazza del Plebiscito
Middle East
11 September 2009[B] Dubai UAE Meydan Racecourse
North America[44][45]
3 April 2010 Mérida Mexico Chichen Itza
6 April 2010 Corpus Christi United States American Bank Center
9 April 2010 Lubbock United Spirit Arena
10 April 2010 Austin Frank Erwin Center
15 April 2010 Hoffman Estates Sears Centre
16 April 2010 Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena
17 April 2010 Ashwaubenon Resch Center
24 April 2010 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
25 April 2010 Toledo Lucas County Arena
30 April 2010 Reading Sovereign Center
1 May 2010 Youngstown Covelli Centre
8 May 2010 Boca del Río Mexico Estadio Luis de la Fuente
9 July 2010 Kingston Canada K-Rock Centre
10 July 2010 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
12 July 2010 Sault Ste. Marie Essar Centre
16 July 2010 Prince George CN Centre
17 July 2010 Kelowna Prospera Place
18 July 2010 Yakima United States Yakima SunDome
22 July 2010 Tucson Tucson Arena
24 July 2010 Chula Vista Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
28 July 2010 Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Top of the Mountain"
B This concert was a part of "Dubai World Cup"
S This concert was a solo concert
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
16 June 2010 Augustenborg, Denmark Slotspark Cancelled
21 July 2010 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Arena Rescheduled to Julu 22, 2010[46]

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