Elton John 1970 World Tour

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Elton John 1970 World Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated albumElton John
Start date25 March 1970 (1970-03-25)
End date20 December 1970 (1970-12-20)
Legs5
No. of shows54 in Total

The first time Elton John toured was in 1970 to support his second album Elton John. The first leg focused around the London area excluding the last two nights of the tour.[1]

Elton, Nigel Olsson and Dee Murray then crossed over to North America where they were booked to play six nights at the Troubadour Club which proved Elton to be a success and brought to the attention of the American public.[2][3][4]

Elton's short residency at The Troubadour attracted several famous visitors including Elton's idol Leon Russell. Bob Dylan also visited Elton John and Bernie Taupin backstage before one of the performances. The first performance was introduced by Neil Diamond.[5]

Following the success of the shows at The Troubadour Elton embarked on his first major tour of the United States starting on 29 October 1970 and ending on 4 December 1970. One show at the A&R Studios in New York City was recorded and later released as 17-11-70[6]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
25 March 1970 London England Revolution Club
7 April 1970 The Roundhouse
21 April 1970
7 May 1970
9 May 1970 Slough Slough College
30 May 1970 Birmingham Mothers Club
5 June 1970 London Marquee Club
6 June 1970
17 June 1970 Lyceum Theatre
19 June 1970 Ostergotland Sweden Mantorp's Racing Circuit
21 June 1970 London England The Roundhouse
26 June 1970 Twickenham St. Mary's College
3 July 1970 London Hampstead Country Club
4 July 1970 Speakeasy Club
11 July 1970 Knokke Belgium Knokke Casino
13 August 1970 London England Playhouse Theater
14 August 1970 Barkisland Jazz, Folk & Blues Festival
North America
25 August 1970 Los Angeles United States Troubadour Club
26 August 1970
27 August 1970
28 August 1970
29 August 1970
30 August 1970
1 September 1970 San Francisco Troubadour North
2 September 1970
3 September 1970
4 September 1970
5 September 1970
6 September 1970
10 September 1970 New York City Playboy Club
11 September 1970 Philadelphia Electric Factory
12 September 1970
Support Act for Fotheringay
2 October 1970 London England Royal Albert Hall
North America
29 October 1970 Boston United States Boston Tea Party
30 October 1970
31 October 1970
6 November 1970 Philadelphia Electric Factory
7 November 1970
8 November 1970 Baltimore Mill Run Theatre
12 November 1970 San Francisco Fillmore West
13 November 1970
14 November 1970
15 November 1970 Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
20 November 1970 New York City Fillmore East
21 November 1970
22 November 1970 Bridgeport University of Bridgeport
23 November 1970 Glassboro Glassboro State College
25 November 1970 Chicago Auditorium Theatre
26 November 1970 Cleveland Music Hall
27 November 1970 Detroit East Town Theatre
28 November 1970
29 November 1970 Minneapolis Guthrie Theater
1 December 1970 Fulton Champ Auditorium
4 December 1970 Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center
5 December 1970 San Bernardino Swing Auditorium
Europe
20 December 1970 London England The Roundhouse

Setlist[edit]

Standard UK setlist
  1. Your Song
  2. Border Song
  3. Sixty Years On
  4. Take Me to the Pilot
  5. Greatest Discovery
  6. I Need You to Turn To
  7. Burn Down the Mission
Standard US setlist
  1. Bad Side of the Moon
  2. Country Comfort
  3. Can I Put You On
  4. Border Song
  5. Amoreena
  6. Take Me to the Pilot
  7. Sixty Years On
  8. Honky Tonk Women
  9. Burn Down the Mission/My Baby Left Me/Get Back
  10. Give Peace a Chance/Wanna Take You Higher
  11. Your Song
A&R Studios (17-11-70) setlist
  1. I Need You to Turn to
  2. Your Song
  3. Country Comfort
  4. Border Song
  5. Indian Sunset
  6. Amoreena
  7. Bad Side of the Moon
  8. Take Me to the Pilot
  9. Sixty Years On
  10. Honky Tonk Women
  11. Can I Put You On
  12. Burn Down the Mission
  13. My Father's Gun

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  2. ^ [2] troubadour.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  3. ^ [3] radio.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  4. ^ [4] connecticutmag.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  5. ^ [5] eltonjohn.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011
  6. ^ [6] songkick.com, Retrieved 19 October 2011

External links[edit]

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