Face to Face 2010

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Face to Face 2010
Tour by Elton John and Billy Joel
Start date3 February 2010
End date11 March 2010
Legs1
No. of shows12 in Total
Elton John tour chronology
Face to Face 2009
(2009)
Face to Face 2010
(2010)
2010 European Tour
(2010)
Billy Joel tour chronology
Face to Face 2009
(2009)
Face to Face 2010
(2010)
Billy Joel in Concert
(2014-present)

In early February 2010 Elton John and Billy Joel set out on another leg of their concert series Face to Face.[1] Most of these shows had been rescheduled from the year before when John had contracted E.Coli forcing the pair to cancel the concerts planned for the fall of 2009, Joel was also unwell at the time of the gigs the previous year.[2][3][4][5]

Despite several outlets reporting four summer concerts in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Boston, Joel denied these rumours in the trade press that he cancelled a summer 2010 leg of the tour, claiming that those concerts were never booked in the first place and saying that he intended to take the year off from performing and music.[6] Joel told Rolling Stone magazine: "We'll probably pick it up again. It's always fun playing with him."

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 Tickets Sold/Available Box Office
North America
3 February 2010 Seattle United States KeyArena 27,605 / 27,605 (100%) $3,779,949
6 February 2010
10 February 2010 Portland Rose Garden 15,440 / 15,440 (100%) $1,879,099
13 February 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena 16,902 / 16,902 (100%) $2,045,887
16 February 2010 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 15,909 / 15,909 (100%) $1,861,681
19 February 2010 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena 16,057 / 16,057 (100%) $1,729,539
22 February 2010 Denver Pepsi Center 15,470 / 15,470 (100%) $1,790,533
25 February 2010 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Arena
27 February 2010 Kansas City Sprint Center 17,682 / 17,682 (100%) $2,112,261
3 March 2010 Wichita Intrust Bank Arena 14,029 / 14,029 (100%) $1,706,428
9 March 2010 Buffalo HSBC Arena 17,691 / 17,691 (100%) $1,824,428
11 March 2010 Albany Times Union Center 13,874 / 13,874 (100%) $1,623,929
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
7 July 2010 Chicago Wrigley Field Cancelled [9]
14 July 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PNC Park Cancelled [10]
21 July 2010 Boston, Massachusetts Fenway Park Cancelled [11]
24 July 2010 Boston, Massachusetts Fenway Park Cancelled [12]

Setlist[edit]

Standard setlist

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands

  1. Your Song
  2. Just the Way You Are
  3. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  4. My Life

Elton John & Band

  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  3. Levon
  4. Madman Across the Water
  5. Tiny Dancer
  6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  7. Daniel
  8. Rocket Man
  9. Philadelphia Freedom
  10. I'm Still Standing
  11. Crocodile Rock

Billy Joel & Band

  1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
  2. Movin' Out
  3. Allentown
  4. Zanzibar
  5. Don't Ask Me Why
  6. She's Always a Woman
  7. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  8. River of Dreams
  9. We Didn't Start the Fire
  10. It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  11. Only the Good Die Young

Elton John & Billy Joel & Bands

  1. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
  2. Uptown Girl
  3. The Bitch is Back
  4. You May Be Right
  5. Bennie and the Jets
  6. Candle in the Wind
  7. Piano Man

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 24 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine eltonography.com, Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Elton Daily: Salt Lake, Denver & Portland Rescheduled". eltonjohnnews.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Elton Daily: No More Tour Dates for 2009". eltonjohnnews.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Elton Daily: Oklahoma Rescheduled, Little Rock Cancelled". eltonjohnnews.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Elton Daily: UK Red Piano Dates Will Not be Rescheduled". eltonjohnnews.blogspot.com. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) blogs.suntimes.com, Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Billy Joel Won't Tour with Elton due to Setlist Constraints". EltonDaily.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Billy Joel mixes lots of music into his Q&A". Gainesville.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Summer concert with Billy Joel at Wrigley is cancelled". EltonFan. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  10. ^ "Billy dismisses rumors he yanked tour with Elton". EltonFan. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Billy dismisses rumors he yanked tour with Elton". EltonFan. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Billy dismisses rumors he yanked tour with Elton". EltonFan. Retrieved 2 February 2012.

External links[edit]

Quotations related to Face to Face 2010 at Wikiquote