Face to Face 1998

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Face to Face 1998
Tour by Elton John and Billy Joel
Start date 4 March 1998 (1998-03-04)
End date 30 June 1998 (1998-06-30)
Legs 3
No. of shows 29 in total
Elton John tour chronology
Big Picture Tour
(1997-98)
Face to Face 1998
(1998)
An Evening with Elton John
(1999)
Billy Joel tour chronology
Face to Face 1995
(1995)
Face to Face 1998
(1998)
Face to Face 2001
(2001)

Riding on the success of the previous two tours Elton John and Billy Joel once again hit the stadiums. The tour had previously only toured in the United States and Canada, but this time they visited Australia,[1] New Zealand, Japan[2] and Europe,[3] avoiding any North American cities.[4]

On 6 June, Joel pulled out of a concert at Wembley Stadium in London, England due to illness. John performed the show without him, but he performed several of Joel's songs.[5] The same happened in Zurich, Switzerland at Letzigrund Stadium on 30 June; this was the last night of the 1998 tour.[6]

Joel stated in 2012 that he would no longer tour with Elton because it restrains his setlists.[7][8]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Oceania
4 March 1998 Perth Australia Subiaco Oval
7 March 1998 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
8 March 1998
10 March 1998 Brisbane Australia ANZ Stadium
12 March 1998 Sydney Sydney Cricket Ground
14 March 1998
15 March 1998
18 March 1998 Adelaide Adelaide Oval
20 March 1998 Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground
21 March 1998
Asia
26 March 1998 Fukuoka Japan Fukuoka Dome
28 March 1998 Osaka Osaka Dome
30 March 1998 Tokyo Tokyo Dome
31 March 1998
3 April 1998[9] Nagoya Nagoya Dome
Europe
29 May 1998[10] Dublin Ireland Croke Park
30 May 1998
2 June 1998 Glasgow Scotland Ibrox Stadium
6 June 1998[11] London England Wembley Stadium
7 June 1998
10 June 1998 Düsseldorf Germany Rheinstadion
12 June 1998 Berlin Berlin Olympic Stadium
14 June 1998 Munich Munich Olympic Stadium
16 June 1998 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion
22 June 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
25 June 1998 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium
27 June 1998 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadium
30 June 1998 Zurich Switzerland Letzigrund Stadium

Setlists[edit]

Standard Oceania setlist

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands

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

Elton John & Band

  1. Simple Life
  2. The One
  3. Grey Seal
  4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. Honky Cat
  6. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  7. Uptown Girl
  8. I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That
  9. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (with Billy Joel)
  10. Daniel
  11. Take Me to the Pilot
  12. Something About the Way You Look Tonight
  13. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  14. Philadelphia Freedom
  15. Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting

Billy Joel & Band

  1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
  2. Anthony's Song
  3. Just the Way You Are
  4. Allentown
  5. I Go to Extremes
  6. My Life (with Elton John)
  7. Lullaby
  8. River of Dreams
  9. Candle in the Wind
  10. We Didn't Start the Fire
  11. Only the Good Die Young
  12. Big Shot
  13. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands

  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  2. The Bitch Is Back
  3. You May Be Right
  4. Bennie and the Jets
  5. Great Balls of Fire
  6. Piano Man
Standard Asian setlist

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands

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

Billy Joel & Band

  1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
  2. The Stranger
  3. Allentown
  4. I Go to Extremes
  5. My Life (with Elton John)
  6. Goodnight My Love
  7. River of Dreams
  8. Candle in the Wind (Joel)
  9. We Didn't Start the Fire
  10. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  11. Big Shot

Elton John & Band

  1. Simple Life
  2. The One
  3. Grey Seal
  4. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  5. Uptown Girl (John)
  6. I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That
  7. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (with Billy Joel)
  8. Daniel
  9. Take Me to the Pilot
  10. Something About the Way You Look Tonight
  11. Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands

  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  2. The Bitch Is Back
  3. You May Be Right
  4. Bennie and the Jets
  5. Piano Man
Standard European setlist

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands

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

Billy Joel & Band

  1. We Didn't Start the Fire
  2. Pressure
  3. Just the Way You Are
  4. I Go to Extremes
  5. My Life (with Elton John)
  6. Candle in the Wind
  7. River of Dreams
  8. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  9. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  10. Only the Good Die Young

Elton John & Band

  1. Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  3. Honky Cat
  4. Sacrifice
  5. Philadelphia Freedom
  6. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues (with Billy Joel)
  7. If the River Can Bend
  8. I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That
  9. Daniel
  10. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  11. Rocket Man
  12. Uptown Girl
  13. Crocodile Rock
  14. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands'

  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  2. The Bitch Is Back
  3. You May Be Right
  4. Bennie and the Jets
  5. Great Balls of Fire
  6. Piano Man
6 June 1998 - London (Without Billy Joel)
  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Grey Seal
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  4. Honky Cat
  5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  6. Tiny Dancer
  7. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  8. If the River Can Bend
  9. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  10. Daniel
  11. Rocket Man
  12. I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That
  13. Sacrifice
  14. Crocodile Rock
  15. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  16. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  17. Philadelphia Freedom
  18. Simple Life
  19. The One
  20. Take Me to the Pilot
  21. Something About the Way You Look Tonight
  22. Uptown Girl
  23. Bennie and the Jets
  24. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  25. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  26. Great Balls of Fire
  27. Your Song
  28. Piano Man
10 June 1998 - Dusseldorf (Without Billy Joel)
  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Grey Seal
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  4. Honky Cat
  5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  6. Tiny Dancer
  7. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  8. If the River Can Bend
  9. I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That
  10. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  11. Daniel
  12. Rocket Man
  13. Sacrifice
  14. Crocodile Rock
  15. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  16. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  17. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  18. Philadelphia Freedom
  19. Simple Life
  20. The One
  21. Take Me to the Pilot
  22. Something About the Way You Look Tonight
  23. Uptown Girl
  24. Bennie and the Jets
  25. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  26. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  27. The Bitch Is Back
  28. Great Balls of Fire
  29. Your Song
  30. Piano Man
30 June 1998 - Zurich (Without Billy Joel)
  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Grey Seal
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  4. Honky Cat
  5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  6. Tiny Dancer
  7. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  8. If the River Can Bend
  9. I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That
  10. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  11. Daniel
  12. Rocket Man
  13. Sacrifice
  14. Crocodile Rock
  15. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
  16. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  17. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
  18. Philadelphia Freedom
  19. Simple Life
  20. The One
  21. Take Me to the Pilot
  22. Something About the Way You Look Tonight
  23. Uptown Girl
  24. Bennie and the Jets
  25. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  26. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  27. The Bitch Is Back
  28. Great Balls of Fire
  29. Piano Man

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  2. ^ [2] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  3. ^ [3] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 2011-11-16.  eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  5. ^ [4] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  6. ^ [5] eltonography.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  7. ^ "Billy Joel Won't Tour with Elton due to Setlist Constraints". EltonDaily.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  8. ^ "Billy Joel mixes lots of music into his Q&A". Gainesville.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  9. ^ [6] setlist.fm, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  10. ^ [7] davidrosenthal.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011
  11. ^ [8] Songkick.com, Retrieved 30 August 2011

External links[edit]

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