Face to Face 1994

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Face to Face 1994
Tour by Elton John and Billy Joel
Start dateJuly 8, 1994
End dateAugust 21, 1994
Legs1
No. of shows21 in total
Elton John tour chronology
The One Tour
(1992-93)
Face to Face 1994
(1994)
Face to Face 1995
(1995)
Billy Joel tour chronology
An Innocent Man Tour
(1984)
Face to Face 1994
(1994)
Face to Face 1995
(1995)

Beginning in 1994, Elton John toured extensively with Billy Joel on a series of Face to Face tours, making them the longest running and most successful concert tandem in pop music history.[1] During these shows, the two have played their own songs, each other's songs and performed duets. They grossed over US $46 million in just 24 dates in their sold out 2003 tour.[2] John and Joel resumed the Face to Face tour in March 2009 and it ended again, at least for the time being, in March 2010. Joel denied rumors in the trade press that he canceled a summer 2010 leg of the tour, claiming there were never any dates booked and that he intended to take the year off.[3] Joel stated in 2012 that he would no longer tour with John because it restrains his setlists.[4][5]

The 1994 tour proved a major success playing to huge audiences in packed stadiums across the U.S. starting in East Coast America and ending in South East America.[6][7]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / available Revenue
North America
July 8, 1994 Philadelphia United States Veterans Stadium[8][9] 150,511 / 150,511 $7,315,495
July 9, 1994
July 12, 1994
July 14, 1994 Orchard Park Ralph Wilson Stadium 57,058 / 57,500 $2,380,834
July 17, 1994 Foxborough Foxboro Stadium
July 18, 1994
July 20, 1994 Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium 51,762 / 51,762 $2,250,520
July 22, 1994 East Rutherford Giants Stadium 293,539 / 293,539 $14,889,127
July 24, 1994
July 26, 1994
July 28, 1994
July 29, 1994
August 2, 1994 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Stadium[10] 48,829 / 48,829 $2,203,037
August 6, 1994 Columbus Ohio Stadium 67,606 / 67,606 $2,710,335
August 9, 1994 St. Louis Busch Stadium 50,807 / 50,807 $2,445,245
August 11, 1994 Milwaukee Milwaukee County Stadium 55,526 / 55,526 $2,480,520
August 13, 1994 Ames Cyclone Stadium 52,196 / 52,196 $2,393,516
August 16, 1994 San Antonio Alamodome 48,741 / 48,741 $2,009,237
August 18, 1994 Pontiac Silverdome[11] 54,125 / 54,125 $2,444,334
August 19, 1994 Atlanta Georgia Dome 53,356 / 53,356 $2,632,943
August 21, 1994 Orlando Citrus Bowl 58,320 / 58,320 $2,297,254
Total 989,020 / 989,462 $48,452,497

Setlist[edit]

Standard setlist

Elton John & Billy Joel

  1. Your Song
  2. Honesty
  3. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Elton John

  1. Philadelphia Freedom
  2. Take Me to the Pilot
  3. Levon
  4. Rocket Man
  5. Simple Life
  6. The One
  7. New York State of Mind
  8. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  9. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (with Billy Joel)
  10. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  11. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  12. Pinball Wizard

Billy Joel

  1. I Go to Extremes
  2. Pressure
  3. Angry Young Man
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  6. My Life (with Elton John)
  7. Allentown
  8. Lullaby
  9. River of Dreams
  10. We Didn't Start the Fire
  11. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  12. Only the Good Die Young

Elton John & Billy Joel

  1. The Bitch Is Back
  2. You May Be Right
  3. Bennie and the Jets

Encore

  1. Hard Day's Night
  2. Lucille
  3. Great Ball of Fire
  4. Piano Man

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 15, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) tampabay.metromix.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link] soundspike.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) blogs.suntimes.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  4. ^ "Billy Joel Won't Tour with Elton due to Setlist Constraints". EltonDaily.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "Billy Joel mixes lots of music into his Q&A". Gainesville.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  6. ^ [2] Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  7. ^ [3] Archived June 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine shio.org, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  8. ^ [4] Archived October 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine shio.org, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  9. ^ [5] Archived October 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine shio.org, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  10. ^ [6] Archived October 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine shio.org, Retrieved 29 August 2011
  11. ^ [7] Archived October 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine shio.org, Retrieved 29 August 2011

External links[edit]

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