Breaking Hearts Tour

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Breaking Hearts Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated albumBreaking Hearts
Start date17 August 1984 (1984-08-17)
End date18 November 1984 (1984-11-18)
Legs1
No. of shows62
Elton John concert chronology

Breaking Hearts Tour was the North American leg of the Elton John Breaking Hearts Tour. The European leg was dubbed "European Express". The tour started on 17 August 1984, at Tempe, Arizona. It included five sold-out concerts in New York City performed at Madison Square Garden.[1]

Tour[edit]

The North American leg of the Breaking Hearts Tour began on 17 August 1984, at the ASU Activity Center in Tempe and ended 62 shows later at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa. The set list began with Tiny Dancer and included songs from Elton’s latest album, including "Li’l Frigerator", "Restless", "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" and, occasionally, "Who Wears These Shoes".[2]

One night in Madison Square Garden, Elton failed to stand up and was administered oxygen for half a minute; he went on with the show. "Bennie And The Jets", as usual, had snippets of "In The Mood", "Baby, You're a Rich Man", "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Charlie Brown Theme Song"; "Rocket Man", for its part, had "Close Encounters Theme" as a snippet by Davey Johnstone.[3]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Tiny Dancer"
  2. "Levon"
  3. "Lil 'Frigerator"
  4. "Rocket Man"
  5. "Daniel"
  6. "Restless"
  7. "Candle in the Wind"
  8. "The Bitch Is Back"
  9. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me"
  10. "Who Wears These Shoes" (added by September 13 in Toronto)
  11. "Sad Songs (Say So Much)"
  12. "Bennie and the Jets"
  13. "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" (Switched places with "Bennie And The Jets" starting by September 28 in Houston)
  14. "Philadelphia Freedom"
  15. "Blue Eyes"
  16. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
  17. "Kiss the Bride"
  18. "One More Arrow" (Dropped from the setlist after November 5 in Worcester)
  19. "Too Low for Zero" (Dropped from the setlist after September 29 in Dallas)
  20. "I'm Still Standing"
  21. "Your Song"
  22. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"

Encores:

  1. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
  2. "Crocodile Rock"
  3. "Medley (incl. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Twist and Shout")" (played on September 29 in Dallas only)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / available Revenue
North America
17 August 1984 Tempe United States ASU Activity Center 10,658 / 14,307 $157,248
18 August 1984 Tucson Tucson Convention Center 8,489 / 8,489 $127,335
19 August 1984 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 11,240 / 14,259 $167,946
21 August 1984 Inglewood The Forum
22 August 1984
23 August 1984
24 August 1984 Paradise Thomas & Mack Center 9,264 / 15,000 $138,960
25 August 1984 Irvine Irvine Meadows
26 August 1984
28 August 1984 Daly City Cow Palace 14,500 / 14,500 $184,742
30 August 1984 Portland Portland Memorial Coliseum 11,095 / 12,110 $153,220
31 August 1984 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 18,197 / 24,364 $268,987
1 September 1984 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum 15,543 / 15,543 $241,950
3 September 1984 Calgary Olympic Saddledome 17,291 / 17,291 $268,908
4 September 1984 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum 17,170 / 17,170 $267,948
6 September 1984 Provo United States Marriott Center
7 September 1984 Denver McNichols Sports Arena 14,392 / 14,392 $213,996
9 September 1984 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
11 September 1984 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
12 September 1984 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
13 September 1984 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
15 September 1984 Cuyahoga Falls United States Blossom Music Center
16 September 1984
18 September 1984 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
20 September 1984 Kansas City Kemper Arena
21 September 1984 Lincoln Bob Devaney Sports Center
22 September 1984 Ames Hilton Coliseum 10,100 / 15,000
23 September 1984 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena 14,222 / 14,222
25 September 1984 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
26 September 1984 Austin Frank Erwin Center
28 September 1984 Houston The Summit
29 September 1984 Dallas Reunion Arena
30 September 1984 Baton Rouge LSU Assembly Center
3 October 1984 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
5 October 1984 Chattanooga UTC Arena
6 October 1984 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
7 October 1984 Murfreesboro Murphy Center
9 October 1984 Knoxville Stokely Athletic Center
10 October 1984 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
13 October 1984 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
14 October 1984 Orlando Orange County Convention Center
17 October 1984 Landover Capital Centre
18 October 1984 Pittsburgh Civic Arena 14,205 / 16,000
19 October 1984 Norfolk The Scope
20 October 1984 Philadelphia The Spectrum
23 October 1984 New York City Madison Square Garden
24 October 1984
25 October 1984
26 October 1984
28 October 1984 Philadelphia The Spectrum
29 October 1984 New Haven New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
30 October 1984 Montréal Canada Forum de Montréal
31 October 1984 Québec City Colisée de Québec
2 November 1984 Hartford United States Hartford Civic Center
3 November 1984 Worcester The Centrum 36,660 / 36,660 $526,900
4 November 1984
5 November 1984
7 November 1984 Raleigh Reynolds Coliseum
8 November 1984 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
12 November 1984 New York City Madison Square Garden
17 November 1984 Tampa USF Sun Dome 21,604 / 21,604 $310,830
18 November 1984

Tour band[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  2. ^ http://www.eltonjohn.com/band/1984/
  3. ^ [1] eltonjohnallsongslist.blogspot.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011

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