Farewell Yellow Brick Road

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Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Tour by Elton John
Farewell Yellow Brick Road.jpeg
Promotional poster
Start date8 September 2018
Legs5
No. of shows110 in North America
53 in Europe
38 in Oceania
201 in Total
Elton John concert chronology

Farewell Yellow Brick Road is an ongoing tour by British musician Elton John. It began in Allentown, Pennsylvania on 8 September 2018. The tour will consist of more than 300 concerts worldwide.[1] The first leg of the tour ended on 18 March 2019 and grossed more than $125 million.[2] The tour won an Billboard Music Award in the category Top Rock Tour. [3]

Background[edit]

On 24 January 2018, it was announced that Elton John would be retiring from touring and would soon embark on a three-year tour. The first concert was announced to take place at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania on 8 September 2018 followed by an extensive tour of the United States and Canada before moving on to Europe. John cited spending time with his children as the reason for his retirement. Tickets went on sale on 24 February and within hours tickets for the first 60 shows were sold out.[4]

Further North American tours dates were announced on 26 September 2018. John's official website stated: "Salt Lake City, Tacoma, Memphis, Charlotte and Western Canada as well as return dates in Toronto, Philadelphia, Nashville, Cleveland and more".[5] Thirteen days later concerts were revealed for Lille, Paris, Bordeaux and Nîmes, taking place in Summer 2019.[6] An additional show taking place at Paris's AccorHotels Arena in October 2020 was also released.

A Winter 2020 tour taking place in the United Kingdom and Ireland was announced on 8 November 2018. The original announcement detailed sixteen concerts taking place across England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland. This included two concerts at Aberdeen's brand new arena, The Exhibition Centre Aberdeen.[7][8] Additional dates in Liverpool and London were confirmed shortly afterwards.[9]

Recordings[edit]

On May 30, 2018, it was announced that Elton had partnered with Peex to personalize the volume for fans concert experiences plus recording the show to relive.[10][11]

Set list[edit]

This set list is from the concert on 8 September 2018 in Allentown. It is not intended to represent all shows from the tour.[12]

  • In Hove on 9 June, 2019, John was joined onstage by Taron Egerton to perform "Your Song".[13]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance Box Office
Leg I — North America[14]
8 September 2018 Allentown United States PPL Center
11 September 2018 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
12 September 2018
15 September 2018 Buffalo KeyBank Center
16 September 2018 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
19 September 2018 Hartford XL Center 12,311 / 12,311 $1,430,695
21 September 2018 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena 30,315 / 30,315 $4,464,426
22 September 2018
25 September 2018 Toronto Canada Scotiabank Arena
26 September 2018
28 September 2018 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre 14,160 / 14,160 $1,330,020
29 September 2018 Quebec City Videotron Centre 14,553 / 14,553 $1,473,260
4 October 2018 Montreal Bell Centre 16,466 / 16,466 $1,681,260
6 October 2018 Boston United States TD Garden
9 October 2018 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 11,984 / 11,984 $1,648,995
10 October 2018 Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena 14,452 / 14,452 $1,998,879
12 October 2018 Detroit Little Caesars Arena 30,218 / 30,218 $4,037,241
13 October 2018
15 October 2018 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
18 October 2018 New York City Madison Square Garden 29,435 / 29,435 $4,846,015
19 October 2018
23 October 2018 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 17,412 / 17,412 $1,990,938
24 October 2018 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 14,447 / 14,513 $2,179,947
26 October 2018 Chicago United Center 31,066 / 31,066 $4,431,187
27 October 2018
30 October 2018 St. Louis Enterprise Center 15,495 / 15,495 $1,867,478
2 November 2018 Columbus Schottenstein Center 14,399 / 14,399 $1,708,401
3 November 2018 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 16,252 / 16,252 $1,923,705
6 November 2018 Boston TD Garden 14,073 / 14,073 $2,047,084
8 November 2018 New York City Madison Square Garden 29,514 / 29,514 $5,178,733
9 November 2018
23 November 2018 Sunrise BB&T Center 14,182 / 14,182 $2,055,879
24 November 2018 Miami American Airlines Arena 13,996 / 13,996 $2,119,362
30 November 2018 Atlanta State Farm Arena 24,920 / 24,920 $3,310,272
1 December 2018
4 December 2018 Birmingham Legacy Arena 13,774 / 13,774 $1,466,013
6 December 2018 New Orleans Smoothie King Center 14,573 / 14,573 $1,807,489
8 December 2018 Houston Toyota Center 25,794 / 25,794 $3,958,024
9 December 2018
12 December 2018 San Antonio AT&T Center 15,037 / 15,037 $1,707,532
14 December 2018 Dallas American Airlines Center 28,928 / 28,928 $4,297,806
15 December 2018
11 January 2019 Boise Taco Bell Arena 9,063 / 9,063 $1,189,869
12 January 2019 Portland Moda Center 14,584 / 14,584 $1,843,608
15 January 2019 Fresno Save Mart Center 12,271 / 12,271 $1,677,265
16 January 2019 Sacramento Golden 1 Center 14,241 / 14,241 $1,860,305
18 January 2019 Oakland Oracle Arena 14,749 / 14,749 $2,017,373
19 January 2019 San Jose SAP Center 13,835 / 13,835 $1,992,673
22 January 2019 Los Angeles Staples Center 57,213 / 57,213[a] $8,513,984
23 January 2019
25 January 2019
26 January 2019 Glendale Gila River Arena 13,899 / 13,899 $1,864,926
29 January 2019 San Diego Pechanga Arena San Diego 11,517 / 11,555 $1,361,249
30 January 2019 Los Angeles Staples Center [a] [a]
1 February 2019 Inglewood The Forum 29,408 / 29,408 $3,973,836
2 February 2019
6 February 2019 Denver Pepsi Center 27,711 / 27,711 $4,208,205
7 February 2019
9 February 2019 Tulsa BOK Center 13,363 / 13,363 $1,629,219
12 February 2019 Omaha CHI Health Center Omaha 14,738 / 14,738 $1,811,131
13 February 2019 Kansas City Sprint Center 14,292 / 14,292 $1,974,229
15 February 2019 Rosemont Allstate Arena 28,400 / 28,400 $3,942,660
16 February 2019
21 February 2019 Minneapolis Target Center 29,949 / 29,949 $4,205,786
22 February 2019
27 February 2019 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 13,456 / 13,456 $1,678,397
1 March 2019 Albany Times Union Center 12,617 / 12,617 $1,629,499
2 March 2019 Newark Prudential Center 13,949 / 13,949 $2,141,546
5 March 2019 New York City Madison Square Garden 29,821 / 29,821 $5,249,700
6 March 2019
8 March 2019 Brooklyn Barclays Center 30,108 / 30,108 $4,295,346
9 March 2019
12 March 2019 Raleigh PNC Arena 14,885 / 14,885 $2,050,728
13 March 2019 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 13,331 / 13,331 $1,833,220
15 March 2019 Jacksonville VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena 12,370 / 12,370 $1,779,255
16 March 2019 Sunrise BB&T Center 14,517 / 14,517 $2,109,042
18 March 2019[b] Orlando Amway Center 13,446 / 13,446 $1,833,937
Leg II — Europe
1 May 2019 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
2 May 2019
4 May 2019 Kraków Poland Tauron Arena Kraków
7 May 2019 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
9 May 2019 Bremen Germany ÖVB Arena
11 May 2019 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
12 May 2019 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena
18 May 2019 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
19 May 2019 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
22 May 2019 Hanover Germany TUI Arena
23 May 2019 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
26 May 2019 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
29 May 2019 Verona Italy Verona Arena
1 June 2019 Wiesbaden Germany Bowling Green
4 June 2019 Bergen Norway Koengen
6 June 2019 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
8 June 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
9 June 2019 Hove England First Central County Ground
12 June 2019 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
13 June 2019
15 June 2019 Cardiff Wales Cardiff City Stadium
17 June 2019 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
18 June 2019 Lille France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
20 June 2019 Paris AccorHotels Arena
22 June 2019 Bordeaux Arkéa Arena
23 June 2019[c] Nîmes Arena of Nîmes
26 June 2019 Madrid Spain WiZink Center
29 June 2019[d] Montreux Switzerland Stadium Saussaz
3 July 2019 Graz Austria Messe Congress Graz
5 July 2019 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
7 July 2019[e] Lucca Italy Mura Storiche
Leg III — North America
4 September 2019 Salt Lake City United States Vivint Smart Home Arena
6 September 2019 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena
7 September 2019
10 September 2019 Anaheim Honda Center
11 September 2019
13 September 2019 San Francisco Chase Center
17 September 2019 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
18 September 2019
21 September 2019 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena
22 September 2019
24 September 2019
27 September 2019 Edmonton Rogers Place
28 September 2019
1 October 2019 Saskatoon SaskTel Centre
2 October 2019
4 October 2019 Winnipeg Bell MTS Place
5 October 2019
19 October 2019[f] Milwaukee United States Fiserv Forum
22 October 2019 Toronto Canada Scotiabank Arena
23 October 2019
25 October 2019 Indianapolis United States Bankers Life Fieldhouse
28 October 2019 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
30 October 2019 Memphis FedExForum
1 November 2019 Atlanta State Farm Arena
2 November 2019
4 November 2019[g] Tampa Amalie Arena
6 November 2019 Charlotte Spectrum Center
8 November 2019 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center
9 November 2019
11 November 2019 Cleveland Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
13 November 2019 Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena
15 November 2019 Boston TD Garden
16 November 2019 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Leg IV — Oceania
30 November 2019 Perth Australia HBF Park
1 December 2019
4 December 2019 Adelaide Adelaide Botanic Park
5 December 2019
7 December 2019[h] Geelong Mt Duneed Estate
10 December 2019 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
11 December 2019
14 December 2019
15 December 2019
18 December 2019 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
19 December 2019
21 December 2019 Sydney ICC Sydney Theatre
23 December 2019
7 January 2020 Qudos Bank Arena
9 January 2020
11 January 2020 Hunter Valley Hope Estate Winery
12 January 2020
14 January 2020 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena
16 January 2020 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
18 January 2020[h] Mount Cotton Sirromet Wines
19 January 2020[h]
22 January 2020 Bathurst Carrington Park
25 January 2020 Macedon Hanging Rock
26 January 2020
29 January 2020[h] Wahgunyah All Saints Estate Winery
31 January 2020[h] Coldstream Rochford Winery Yarra Valley
1 February 2020[h]
4 February 2020 Dunedin New Zealand Forsyth Barr Stadium
6 February 2020 Napier Mission Estate Winery
15 February 2020[i]
16 February 2020[j] Auckland Mount Smart Stadium
18 February 2020[j]
20 February 2020
22 February 2020 Melbourne Australia AAMI Park
26 February 2020 Coffs Harbour C.ex Coffs International Stadium
29 February 2020 Townsville North Queensland Stadium
3 March 2020 Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast Stadium
7 March 2020 Sydney Bankwest Stadium
Leg V — Europe
10 October 2020 Paris France AccorHotels Arena
11 October 2020
4 November 2020 London England The O2 Arena
6 November 2020
7 November 2020
9 November 2020 Birmingham Arena Birmingham
11 November 2020 Resorts World Arena
13 November 2020 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
14 November 2020
17 November 2020 Manchester Manchester Arena
20 November 2020 Aberdeen Scotland P&J Live
21 November 2020
24 November 2020 Glasgow SSE Hydro
25 November 2020
28 November 2020 Manchester England Manchester Arena
30 November 2020 Belfast Northern Ireland SSE Arena
4 December 2020 Dublin Ireland 3Arena
7 December 2020 Leeds England First Direct Arena
9 December 2020 London The O2 Arena
11 December 2020 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
14 December 2020 London The O2 Arena
16 December 2020
Total 660,832 / 660,832
(100%)
$88,911,392

Cancelled shows[edit]

15 May 2019 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome May 15th, Amsterdam has been postponed to Monday June, 17th due to illness of a band member.
30 May 2019 Verona Verona Arena Cancelled due to John contracting the Flu.[23]

Tour band[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Boxscore Data is combined for shows at Los Angeles Staples Center on 22, 23, 25 and 30th January 2019
  2. ^ The 18 March 2019 concert in Orlando was originally scheduled to take place on 27 November 2018, but was postponed due to John contracting an ear infection.[15]
  3. ^ The 23 June 2019 concert in Nîmes is part of the Festival de Nîmes.[16]
  4. ^ The 29 June 2019 concert in Montreux is part of the Montreux Jazz Festival.[17] Originally scheduled to take place at Auditorium Stravinski on 29 and 30 June 2019, the venue was moved due to production demands.
  5. ^ The 7 July 2019 concert in Lucca is part of the Lucca Summer Festival.[18][19]
  6. ^ The 19 October 2019 concert in Milwaukee was originally scheduled to take place on 19 February 2019, but was postponed due to necessary technical production adjustmenets.[20]
  7. ^ The 4 November 2019 concert in Tampa was originally scheduled to take place on 28 November 2018, but was postponed due to John contracting an ear infection.[21]
  8. ^ a b c d e f The December 7, January 18, 19, 29, 31 and February 1 concerts in Geelong, Mount Cotton, Rutherglen and Yarra Valley are part of A Day on the Green.[22]
  9. ^ The concert in Napier on 15 February 2020 was originally scheduled for 8 February 2020.
  10. ^ a b The concerts in Auckland on 16 and 18 February 2020 were originally scheduled to take place on 9 and 11 February 2020.
  11. ^ a b On 22 March 2019 it was announced that Davey will temporarily leave the tour for the necessary surgery and recovery period, resulting of a persistent shoulder injury.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour announcement". EltonJohn.com. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Billboard Launches Monthly Boxscore Series, Elton John Tops Inaugural Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-07.
  3. ^ "See the complete list of Billboard Music Award winners". EW.com. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  4. ^ "First 60 shows of Elton John´s tour sold out within hours". 3 September 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Additional North American concerts added to the sold-out Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour for 2019". Elton John. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  6. ^ "The 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour comes to France in 2019". Elton John. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  7. ^ "The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is coming to UK arenas in 2020". Elton John. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Sir Elton John to perform at new Aberdeen exhibition centre". Press & Journal. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Elton John tour tickets: UK Farewell shows announced for 2020". Evening Standard. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Elton John partners with live mixing app Peex for the tour". PSNEurope. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Peex launches with Elton John partnership". IQ Magazine. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  12. ^ Greene, Andy (May 9, 2018). "Elton John Dazzles at Farewell Tour Launch". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  13. ^ https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/17708562.elton-john-and-taron-egerton-at-county-ground-hove/
  14. ^ North America Boxscore
  15. ^ "Elton John reschedules Orlando performance after last-minute cancellation". WFTV 9 ABC. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Elton John au festival de Nîmes le 23 juin pour sa tournée d'adieu". France Bleu. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Elton John at Montreux Jazz Festival 2019". Montreux Jazz Festival. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Elton John to play Lucca Summer Festival in 2019". Marshall Arts. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Lucca Summer Festival venue upgraded". Elton John. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Elton John's 'Farewell' Milwaukee show set for Feb. 19 postponed to the fall". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Elton John reschedules postponed Tampa concert for November 2019". Tampa Bay Times. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Sir Elton John set to rock A Day On The Green at All Saints, Wahgunyah, in 2020". The Border Mail. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Elton John tour: 'It was touch-and-go' Star's health woes revealed as he cancels show". The Express. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Elton Official". Twitter. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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