Jump Up Tour

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Jump Up Tour
Tour by Elton John
Associated albumJump Up!
Start date10 March 1982
End date15 October 1983
Legs5
No. of shows15 in Oceania
70 in Europe
42 in North America
8 in Africa
135 in Total
Elton John concert chronology

The Jump Up! Tour was a worldwide concert tour by English musician and composer Elton John, in support of his 16th studio album Jump Up!. The tour included five legs (Australia, Europe, North America, UK and South Africa) and a total of 135 shows.

Tour[edit]

On 10 March 1982, the Athletic Park in Wellington was the site of Davey Johnstone’s return to the Elton John band, reuniting the classic band on stage for the first time in eight years.

Elton John, Davey Johnstone, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson then took the Jump Up! Tour across Australia and Europe (and blasting through New York on 17 April with a powerful performance of "Empty Garden" and "Ball And Chain" on Saturday Night Live) before launching their North American tour on 12 June at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The 7 July show in Kansas City, Missouri, was broadcast live on nationwide radio, and this leg of the tour ended after three nights at Madison Square Garden on 7 August 1982. Two nights before, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon had come out on stage to embrace John after he played his tribute to the late John Lennon, Empty Garden, for the first time in New York City since the musician’s death.

After an opening set by Geffen label-mates Quarterflash, John and the band typically played a 23-song set, with such seldom-played tunes as "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?", "Ball And Chain" and "Teacher I Need You", before encoring with a "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On"/"I Saw Her Standing There"/"Twist and Shout" medley.

Following a three-month break, during which the band recorded the album Too Low for Zero in Montserrat, the tour resumed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on 2 November 1982.

The next 43 shows took place throughout the United Kingdom, and the year ended on 24 December, with a run of 16 consecutive nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. The December 15 show proved unique in that it was played without a drummer; Nigel Olsson was unable to perform that evening. The show on Christmas Eve featured an appearance by Kiki Dee on "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart" and the encores, which included a version of "Jingle Bells".

John and the band’s only performances in 1983 were seven shows that took place at the Sun City casino complex, near Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-15 October.[1]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / available Revenue
Oceania[2][3]
10 March 1982 Wellington New Zealand Athletic Park
13 March 1982 Auckland Western Springs Stadium
16 March 1982 Sydney Australia Hordern Pavilion
17 March 1982
18 March 1982
19 March 1982
20 March 1982
21 March 1982
23 March 1982 Brisbane Brisbane Festival Hall
24 March 1982
29 March 1982 Melbourne Melbourne Festival Hall
30 March 1982
3 April 1982 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
7 April 1982 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
Europe
30 April 1982 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
2 May 1982 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
4 May 1982 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
5 May 1982 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
6 May 1982 Copenhagen Denmark Brøndby Hall
8 May 1982 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis Ahoy
9 May 1982 Brussels Belgium Forest National
10 May 1982
11 May 1982 Düsseldorf Germany Philipshalle
12 May 1982 Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
13 May 1982 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
14 May 1982 Cologne Cologne Sporthalle
16 May 1982 Paris France Palais des Sports de Paris
17 May 1982
18 May 1982 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
19 May 1982 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle
20 May 1982 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle
21 May 1982 Ludwigshafen Germany Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
23 May 1982 Munich Olympiahalle
25 May 1982 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
26 May 1982 Avignon Parc des Expositions de Châteaublanc
27 May 1982 Toulouse Palais des Sports de Toulouse
28 May 1982 Bordeaux Salle Polyvalent
29 May 1982 Nantes Palais des Sports de Beaulieu
30 May 1982 Lille Espace Foire
North America
12 June 1982 Morrison United States Red Rocks Amphitheatre 18,000 / 18,000 $247,500
13 June 1982
15 June 1982 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
17 June 1982 San Francisco San Francisco Civic Auditorium 6,713 / 6,713 $99,322
18 June 1982 Berkeley Hearst Greek Theatre 8,500 / 8,500 $114,750
19 June 1982 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
20 June 1982
23 June 1982 Las Vegas Aladdin Theatre
25 June 1982 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl 38,862 / 38,862 $547,303
26 June 1982
27 June 1982
29 June 1982 Phoenix Compton Terrace Amphitheatre 16,333 / 16,333 $183,073
1 July 1982 Tulsa Tulsa Assembly Center 8,688 / 8,992 $99,912
2 July 1982 Little Rock Barton Coliseum 8,867 / 8,867 $98,853
3 July 1982 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium 9,546 / 9,546 $112,090
5 July 1982 St. Louis Checkerdome
6 July 1982 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
7 July 1982
8 July 1982 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium 8,752 / 8,752 $99,486
9 July 1982 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
10 July 1982 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
11 July 1982
13 July 1982 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
15 July 1982 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
16 July 1982
17 July 1982
18 July 1982 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center 9,223 / 9,223 $111,616
20 July 1982 Atlanta Omni Coliseum 15,147 / 15,147 $173,851
21 July 1982 Landover Capital Centre
22 July 1982 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
23 July 1982
24 July 1982 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 15,558 / 15,558 $174,079
25 July 1982 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
27 July 1982 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts 13,037 / 13,037 $121,464
29 July 1982 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens 15,290 / 16,000 $201,077
30 July 1982 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre 8,778 / 8,778 $131,670
31 July 1982 Québec City Colisée de Québec
1 August 1982 Montréal Forum de Montréal
3 August 1982 Boston United States Boston Garden 14,218 / 15,500 $185,112
4 August 1982 New York City Madison Square Garden
5 August 1982
6 August 1982
Europe
2 November 1982 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
3 November 1982
4 November 1982 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
5 November 1982
6 November 1982 Dundee Caird Hall
7 November 1982 Glasgow Glasgow Apollo Theatre
8 November 1982
10 November 1982 Sheffield England Sheffield City Hall
11 November 1982
13 November 1982 Liverpool Liverpool Empire Theatre
14 November 1982
15 November 1982 Blackpool Blackpool Opera House
16 November 1982
17 November 1982 Manchester Manchester Apollo
18 November 1982
19 November 1982
21 November 1982 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
22 November 1982
23 November 1982
25 November 1982 Cardiff Wales St David's Hall
26 November 1982
27 November 1982 Nottingham England Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
28 November 1982
3 December 1982 Bournemouth Bournemouth Winter Gardens
4 December 1982
5 December 1982 Southampton Gaumont Theatre
6 December 1982
7 December 1982 Brighton The Brighton Centre
9 December 1982 London Hammersmith Odeon
10 December 1982
11 December 1982
12 December 1982
13 December 1982
14 December 1982
15 December 1982
16 December 1982
17 December 1982
18 December 1982
19 December 1982
20 December 1982
21 December 1982
22 December 1982
23 December 1982
24 December 1982
Africa
7 October 1983 Johannesburg South Africa Sun City Casino
8 October 1983
9 October 1983
10 October 1983
12 October 1983
13 October 1983
14 October 1983
15 October 1983

Tour band[edit]

Setlists[edit]

Standard Oceania setlist
  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
  3. Gotta Get a Meal Ticket
  4. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  5. Better Off Dead
  6. Ball and Chain
  7. Empty Garden
  8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  9. Song for Guy
  10. Nobody Wins
  11. Elton's Song
  12. Chloe
  13. Where to Now St. Peter?
  14. Blue Eyes
  15. Bennie and the Jets
  16. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
  17. Rocket Man
  18. Teacher I Need You
  19. All Quiet on the Western Front
  20. Pinball Wizard
  21. Your Song
  22. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  23. Crocodile Rock
  24. Rock And Roll Medley: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On/I Saw Her Standing There/Twist And Shout
Standard European setlist
  1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. All The Girls Love Alice
  3. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
  4. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  5. Better Off Dead
  6. Ball And Chain
  7. Empty Garden
  8. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  9. The Bitch Is Back
  10. Dixie Lilly
  11. Song For Guy
  12. Nobody Wins
  13. Elton's Song
  14. Chloe
  15. Where To Now St. Peter?
  16. Blue Eyes
  17. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
  18. Rocket Man
  19. Bennie And The Jets
  20. Just Like Belgium
    Performed only in Belgium
  21. Teacher I Need You
  22. All Quiet On The Western Front
  23. Pinball Wizard
  24. Your Song
  25. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  26. Daniel
  27. Crocodile Rock
  28. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  29. Rock and Roll Medley: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On/I Saw Her Standing There/Twist And Shout
Standard North American setlist
  1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. All The Girls Love Alice
  3. Someone Saved My LIfe Tonight
  4. Better Off Dead
  5. Ball And Chain
  6. Empty Garden
  7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  8. The Bitch Is Back
  9. Pinball Wizard
  10. Ticking
  11. Elton's Song
  12. Chloe
  13. Where To Now St. Peter?
  14. Blue Eyes
  15. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
  16. Rocket Man
  17. Bennie And The Jets
  18. Teacher I Need You
  19. Dear John
  20. Your Song
  21. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  22. Daniel
  23. Crocodile Rock
  24. Rock and Roll Medley: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On/I Saw Her Standing There/Twist And Shout
Standard UK setlist
  1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. All The Girls Love Alice
  3. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  4. Better Off Dead
  5. Ball And Chain
  6. Empty Garden
  7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  8. The Bitch Is Back
  9. Pinball Wizard
  10. Song For Guy
  11. Elton's Song
  12. Chloe
  13. Where To Now St. Peter?
  14. Blue Eyes
  15. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
  16. Rocket Man
  17. Bennie And The Jets
  18. All Quiet On the Western Front
  19. Your Song
  20. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  21. Daniel
  22. Crocodile Rock
  23. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (with Kiki Dee)
    Performed only on 24 December
  24. Rock and Roll Medley: Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On/I Saw Her Standing There/Twist And Shout

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eltonjohn.com/band/1982-1983/
  2. ^ Elton John Concerts in 1982 eltonography.com, Retrieved February 16, 2016
  3. ^ "Tour Information 1982". chuckberry. Retrieved 26 November 2011.

External links[edit]

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