The Captain and the Kid Tour

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The Captain and the Kid Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated album The Captain & the Kid
Start date 15 September 2006
End date 19 January 2008
Legs 6
Shows 67 in total
Elton John concert chronology
2006 European Tour
2006)
The Captain and the Kid Tour
(2006-2008)
Rocket Man: Greatest Hits Live
(2007-2009)

The Captain and the Kid Tour was a concert tour by Elton John which lasted from September 2006[1][2] until January 2008.[3] The tour was to promote the album of the same name.

The tour started on 15 September 2006, in Sacramento, California. The tour covered sixteen states in the United States and eight provinces in Canada. The tour travelled from the United States to Europe and then to South Africa. The tour came to a close in Johannesburg on 19 January 2008.

Background[edit]

After the 2006 European tour, John performed more shows in Las Vegas before going back to Europe to perform two shows in Eastern Europe. He then returned to the United States to embark on The Captain & The Kid Tour to promote his new album of the same name.

John returned to Las Vegas for the last time in 2006 to perform eleven Red Piano shows. After these shows, he went back on the road to promote The Captain & The Kid once more, visiting New York City then major cities in Canada. John then returned to Europe to perform two nights in Basel, Switzerland, to perform in the Avo Session Basel in mid-November.[4] John and his band then visited Australia and New Zealand promoting The Captain & The Kid.[5]

After returning to Las Vegas briefly Elton John and the band travelled to Europe to continue promoting The Captain & The Kid throughout Europe including a solo concert in Madrid. John performed at The Concert for Diana once at the very beginning; he opened the show with a solo performance of "Your Song". John later returned with the rest of his band to close with concert. They played three songs but were originally scheduled to play four, but "Crocodile Rock" was dropped from the setlist because piano complications before John's performance pushed his appearance later into the evening and they could not exceed the sound curfew in place.[6]

These South African shows marked the end of The Captain and the Kid tour in which Elton John had been promoting his latest album The Captain & the Kid.[7]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
15 September 2006 Sacramento United States Arco Arena
16 September 2006 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose
19 September 2006 West Valley City E-Center
20 September 2006 Boise Taco Bell Arena
22 September 2006 Seattle KeyArena
23 September 2006
24 September 2006 Portland Rose Garden
27 September 2006 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
29 September 2006 Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome
30 September 2006 Edmonton Rexall Place
6 October 2006 Pittsburgh United States Mellon Arena
7 October 2006 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
1 November 2006 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
2 November 2006
4 November 2006 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
5 November 2006 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
6 November 2006 London John Labatt Centre
10 November 2006 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
11 November 2006 Montreal Bell Centre
Europe
17 November 2006[A] Basel Switzerland Messe Basel
18 November 2006[A]
Oceania
26 November 2006 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
28 November 2006 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
29 November 2006
1 December 2006
3 December 2006 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
6 December 2006 Wellington New Zealand Westpac Stadium
8 December 2006 Melbourne Australia Rod Laver Arena
9 December 2006 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
11 December 2006 Perth Burswood Dome
North America
23 February 2007 El Paso United States Don Haskins Center
24 February 2007 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
21 March 2007 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
22 March 2007 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center
25 March 2007 New York City Madison Square Garden
28 April 2007 San Juan Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum
29 April 2007[B] Tobago West Indies Plymouth Recreational Grounds
4 May 2007 Greenville United States BI-LO Center
5 May 2007 Birmingham Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
Europe
20 May 2007 Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain Plaza de Toros de Vitoria-Gasteiz
24 May 2007 Sheffield England Hallam FM Arena
26 May 2007 Plymouth Home Park
29 May 2007 Versailles France Chateau de Versailles
1 June 2007 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
3 June 2007 Carlisle England Brunton Park
8 June 2007 Baden-Baden Germany Rennplatz
9 June 2007 Aschaffenburg Castle Lowenstein
16 June 2007 Kiev Ukraine Bell Center
20 June 2007 Malmö Sweden Malmö Stadion
22 June 2007 Fredrikstad Norway Fredrikstad Stadion
23 June 2007 Valencia Spain Plaza de Toros
24 June 2007 Odense Denmark Fionia Park
26 June 2007 Kristiansand Norway Start Stadium
1 July 2007[C] London England Wembley Stadium
3 July 2007[D][S] Madrid Spain Polideportivo Villalba
6 July 2007 St. Petersburg Russia Palace Square
7 July 2007[E] Werchter Belgium Werchter Park
9 July 2007[F] Cork Ireland The Docklands
10 July 2007[G] Lucca Italy Piazza Napoleone
14 July 2007 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre
15 July 2007 Inverness Tulloch Caledonian Stadium
8 September 2007 Vevey Switzerland Place du Marche
11 September 2007 Paris France Zénith de Paris
14 September 2007 Riga Latvia Arena Riga
15 September 2007 Tallinn Estonia Saku Suurhall Arena
18 September 2007 Moscow Russia Red Square
23 September 2007 Baku Azerbaijan Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Africa
13 January 2008 Cape Town South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground
16 January 2008 Durban ABSA Stadium
18 January 2008 Johannesburg Coca-Cola Dome
19 January 2008
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland 12,294 / 12,294 (100%) $2,787,729[8]
ARCO Arena Sacramento, California 13,782 / 13,782 (100%) $1,290,415[8]
HP Pavilion San Jose, California 13,878 / 13,878 (100%) $1,497,314[8]
E Center West Valley City, Utah 10,095 / 10,267 (99%) $845,845[8]
Taco Bell Arena Boise, Idaho 11,444 / 11,444 (100%) $849,760[8]
Rose Garden Portland, Oregon 13,176 / 13,176 (100%) $1,292,245[8]
Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, Canada 17,257 / 17,257 (100%) $1,881,382[8]
Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada 16,496 / 16,496 (100%) $1,770,058[8]
Mellon Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 13,101 / 17,179 (74%) $1,115,660[8]
Copps Coliseum Hamilton, Canada 16,106 / 16,106 (100%) $1,558,513[8]
John Labatt Centre London, England 10,057 / 10,057 (100%) $1,284,051[8]
Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Canada 15,467 / 15,467 (100%) $1,455,098[8]
Bell Centre Montreal, Canada 18,208 / 18,208 (100%) $1,794,154[8]
Arena Riga Riga, Latvia 13,856 / 13,856 (100%) $972,400[8]
Saku Suurhall Arena Tallinn, Estonia 10,000 / 10,000 (100%) $1,045,893[8]
TOTAL 206,217 / 208,780 (≈100%) $21,289,856

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 2 September 2011
  2. ^ [2] eltonography.com, Retrieved 2 September 2011
  3. ^ [3] eltonography.com, Retrieved 2 September 2011
  4. ^ [4] avo.ch, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  5. ^ [5] brisent.com.au, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  6. ^ [6] top40.about.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  7. ^ [7] eltonjohn-crazywater-news.blogspot.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "TourIntel Box Office Score". TourIntel. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

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