Elton John 2004 Tour

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Elton John 2004 World Tour
Tour by Elton John
Start date8 March 2004
End date23 September 2004
Legs9
No. of shows36 in total
Elton John concert chronology

The 2004 Tour was a concert tour by Elton John that took place in 2004 covering three continents, fourteen countries and twenty-nine cities.[1]

Tour[edit]

Elton John and his band set out on tour on 13 February 2004.[2] Elton held the second ever residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace while Céline Dion was continuing her A New Day... residency. The show was called 'The Red Piano' because of the prominent red piano that Elton played on stage.[3] The idea for the show originated in 2004 by Elton John and David LaChapelle. The Red Piano was originally scheduled to be 75 shows over three years. John ended his residency at the Colosseum on 22 April 2009. Elton eventually performed two-hundred and forty-three shows.[4]

Elton and the band then went on to tour the United States and Elton then went in to perform several shows in Europe after which Elton went on to tour Europe with rest of his band.

Elton the performed five shows with the Royal Academy of Music in the United Kingdom.[5] After which he traveling to the United States to perform a further five shows at Radio City Music Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elton and the band then went to perform their first show in Gibraltar[6] and went on to perform in China,[7] South Korea[8] and Taiwan.[9]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold / Available Revenue
North America
8 March 2004[A] Kamloops Canada Sport Mart Place
16 April 2004 Reading United States Sovereign Center 8,675 / 8,675 $755,690
17 April 2004 Amherst William D. Mullins Memorial Center 7,613 / 9,266 $518,331
23 April 2004 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena 10,966 / 10,966 $905,237
24 April 2004 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center 8,341 / 8,341 $665,825
27 April 2004 Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard 18,508 / 18,508 $1,692,749
28 April 2004
Europe
26 May 2004[A] Palermo Sicily Velodromo Paolo Borsellino
28 May 2004[A] Bayonne France Arene de Bayonne
30 May 2004[A] Nicosia Cyprus Davila Moat
1 June 2004[A] Karlstad Sweden Löfbergs Lila Arena
3 June 2004[A] Stavanger Norway Gamle Stavanger Stadion
5 June 2004[A] Langesund Krogshavn
6 June 2004[A] Aalborg Denmark Kongress Kultur Center
8 June 2004[A] Genova Italy Piazza Del Mare
9 June 2004[A] Reggio Calabria Stadio Oreste Granillo
11 June 2004 Bristol England Ashton Gate Stadium 21,840 / 21,840 $1,944,569
16 June 2004 Suffolk Portman Road 22,746 / 22,746 $2,207,065
18 June 2004 Aberdeen Scotland Pittodrie Stadium
20 June 2004 Kent England The Hop Farm Country Park
28 June 2004[B] Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
29 June 2004[B]
1 July 2004[B] London Wembley Arena
3 July 2004[B]
4 July 2004[B] Royal Albert Hall
North America
13 July 2004[C] New York City United States Radio City Music Hall 28,984 / 28,984 $5,290,740
14 July 2004[C]
15 July 2004[C]
17 July 2004[C]
18 July 2004[C]
Europe
10 September 2004 Gibraltar Gibraltar Victoria Stadium
Asia
14 September 2004 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 7,713 / 7,926 $954,943
17 September 2004 Seoul South Korea Seoul Olympics Main Stadium
19 September 2004 Shanghai China Grand Stage 11,194 / 14,000 $1,220,495
21 September 2004
23 September 2004 Taipei Taiwan Chung Shan Football Stadium 9,570 / 10,000 $697,518
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

Setlist[edit]

Standard North American Setlist
  1. Bennie and the Jets
  2. The Bitch Is Back
  3. Levon
  4. Daniel
  5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  6. Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes
  7. Philadelphia Freedom
  8. Rocket Man
  9. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  10. I Want Love
  11. Tiny Dancer
  12. Take Me to the Pilot
  13. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  14. Nikita
  15. Original Sin
  16. Candle in the Wind
  17. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  18. Believe
  19. All the Girls Love Alice
  20. I'm Still Standing
  21. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  22. Crocodile Rock
  23. Pinball Wizard
  24. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  25. Your Song
Standard Solo Setlist
  1. Your Song
  2. The Greatest Discovery
  3. Border Song
  4. I Need You to Turn To
  5. The One
  6. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  7. Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes
  8. Honky Cat
  9. Daniel
  10. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  11. Rocket Man
  12. I'm Still Standing
  13. Ticking
  14. Tiny Dancer
  15. Blue Eyes
  16. Sacrifice
  17. Philadelphia Freedom
  18. Nikita
  19. Candle in the Wind
  20. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  21. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  22. Original Sin
  23. Carla/Etude
  24. Tonight
  25. Bennie and the Jets
  26. Crocodile Rock
  27. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Royal Academy Setlist
  1. Sixty Years On
  2. The Greatest Discovery
  3. I Need You to Turn To
  4. Border Song
  5. The King Must Die
  6. Burn Down the Mission
  7. Believe
  8. Come Down in Time
  9. Tell Me When the Whistle Blows
  10. Tiny Dancer
  11. Madman Across the Water
  12. Holiday Inn
  13. Levon
  14. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  15. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
  16. Philadelphia Freedom
  17. Have Mercy on the Criminal
  18. Carla/Etude
  19. Tonight
  20. Take Me to the Pilot
  21. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  22. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  23. Your Song
  24. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Royal Orchestra Setlist
  1. Sixty Years On
  2. The Greatest Discovery
  3. I Need You to Turn To
  4. Border Song
  5. The King Must Die
  6. Burn Down the Mission
  7. Believe
  8. Come Down in Time
  9. Tell Me When the Whistle Blows
  10. Tiny Dancer
  11. Madman Across the Water
  12. Holiday Inn
  13. Levon
  14. Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word
  15. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
  16. Freaks in Love
  17. Philadelphia Freedom
  18. Have Mercy on the Criminal
  19. Carla/Etude
  20. Tonight
  21. Take Me to the Pilot
  22. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  23. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  24. Your Song

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 24 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  2. ^ [2] Archived 24 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  3. ^ [3] Archived 12 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine yamaha.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  4. ^ [4] ctlondon.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  5. ^ [5] ram.ac.uk, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  6. ^ [6] Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  7. ^ [7] Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  8. ^ [8] Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  9. ^ [9] Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011

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