The Red Piano

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The Red Piano
Tour by Elton John
Location The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Start date 13 February 2004
End date 22 March 2009
Legs 22
Shows 46 in 2004
44 in 2005
48 in 2006
38 in 2007
50 in 2008
21 in 2009
248 in Total
Elton John concert chronology
The Red Piano
(2004-2009)
The Million Dollar Piano
(2011-2013)

The Red Piano Tour was a concert tour by English singer-songwriter Sir Elton John. The tour originated at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The idea for the show originated in 2004 by Elton John and David LaChapelle.[1][2][3][4][5]

Show[edit]

Billboard of the red piano

The Red Piano was originally scheduled to be 75 shows over three years. John ended his residency at the Colosseum on 22 April 2009.[6][7] The show was replaced by Cher's Cher at the Colosseum and Bette Midler's The Showgirl Must Go On.[8]

Setlist[edit]

  1. Bennie and the Jets
  2. Philadelphia Freedom
  3. Believe
  4. Daniel
  5. Rocket Man
  6. I'm Still Standing
  7. I Want Love
  8. Tiny Dancer
  9. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
  10. The Bitch Is Back
  11. Candle in the Wind
  12. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
  13. Pinball Wizard
  14. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  15. Your Song

Residency Dates[edit]

On 3 April 2004 John and his band performed two shows that evening. One at 7:30pm and one at 10:30pm.

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[9]
16 February 2005 Cancelled[10]
30 July 2006 Cancelled[11]
1 April 2007 Cancelled[12]
4 April 2007 Cancelled[13]
8 April 2007 Cancelled[14]

Box office score data[edit]

Date Tickets Sold / Available Sellouts Gross Revenue
February 2004 32,682 / 32,682 (100%) 8 / 8 $6,415,950
July – August 2004 55,354 / 55,354 (100%) 13 / 13 $9,133,410
March – April 2004 42,594 / 42,594 (100%) 10 / 10 $8,137,425
October 2004 59,155 / 59,155 (100%) 15 / 15 $9,823,975
February 2005 53,455 / 53,455 (100%) 14 / 14 $9,570,725
March – April 2005 40,353 / 40,353 (100%) 10 / 10 $7,324,725
July 2005 20,175 / 20,175 (100%) 5 / 5 $3,530,625
October 2005 58,533 / 58,533 (100%) 15 / 15 $10,315,000
January – February 2006 49,049 / 49,049 (100%) 13 / 13 $8,679,025
March – April 2006 40,026 / 40,026 (100%) 10 / 10 $6,642,075
July 2006 60,045 / 60,045 (100%) 15 / 15 $10,507,875
October 2006 40,462 / 40,462 (100%) 10 / 10 $7,200,175
January – February 2007 48,552 / 48,552 (100%) 12 / 12 $8,496,600
March – April 2007 32,368 / 32,368 (100%) 8 / 8 $5,664,400
May 2007 20,230 / 20,230 (100%) 5 / 5 $3,540,250
October – November 2007 52,598 / 52,598 (100%) 13 / 13 $9,204,650
March – April 2008 56,644 / 56,644 (100%) 14 / 14 $9,912,700
June 2008 62,235 / 62,235 (100%) 15 / 15 $10,891,125
July – August 2008 33,192 / 33,192 (100%) 8 / 8 $5,808,600
October – November 2008 50,420 / 52,546 (96%) 10 / 13 $7,606,820
February 2009 34,902 / 38,780 (90%) 5 / 10 $6,107,850
TOTAL 943,024 / 949,028 (99.3%) 228 / 236 $164,513,980

Tour Dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
5 September 2007 London England The O2 Arena
19 November 2008 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
22 November 2008 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
24 November 2008 Hamburg Color Line Arena
26 November 2008 Cologne Kölnarena
29 November 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Parken Stadium
4 December 2008 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
5 December 2008 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
9 December 2008 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
11 December 2008 Berlin Germany O2 World Berlin
13 December 2008 London England The O2 Arena
16 December 2008 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
17 December 2008 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
18 December 2008
20 December 2008 Manchester Manchester Evening News Arena
21 December 2008
31 December 2008 London The O2 Arena
7 October 2009 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy
10 October 2009 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
13 October 2009 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
15 October 2009 Düsseldorf Germany ISS Dome
16 October 2009 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
17 October 2009 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
20 October 2009 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
Cancellations and rescheduled shows[15][16]
18 May 2007 Seville Piazza di Spagna Cancelled
20 May 2007 Vitoria Plaza de Toros Cancelled
29 May 2007 Versailles, France Château de Versailles Cancelled
5-6 June 2007 Venice San Marco Cancelled
22 June 2007 Berlin Brandenburg Gate Rescheduled to 11 December 2008 and moved to O2 World
3 July 2007 Moscow Crocus City Hall Cancelled
1 December 2008 Helsinki Hartwall Areena Rescheduled to 10 October 2009
23 October 2009 Sheffield Sheffield Arena Cancelled
24 October 2009 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena Cancelled
27 October 2009 London, England Wembley Arena Cancelled
28 October 2009 Liverpool Echo Arena Rescheduled to 17 December 2008
30 October 2009 Dublin The O2 Cancelled

Recordings[edit]

The Red Piano was filmed and released to many major retailers. It was released as a single disc and a 2 DVD / 2 CD Package that was exclusive to Best Buy. The single disc features the concert only while the 4 disc set features the concert, a one-hour documentary, and the complete concert on two CD's.[17][18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  2. ^ [2] newsbank.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  3. ^ [3] latimes.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  4. ^ [4] eltonjohn.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  5. ^ [5] eltonjohn.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  6. ^ [6] eltonjohn.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  7. ^ [7] eltonjohn.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  8. ^ [8] universalmusiconline.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  9. ^ "UPDATE: Remaining "Red Piano" UK & Dublin dates cancelled". EltonFan. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Elton down with the flu". EltonFan. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "Elton down with the flu". EltonFan. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Elton down with the flu". EltonFan. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Elton down with the flu". EltonFan. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Elton down with the flu". EltonFan. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "UPDATE: Remaining "Red Piano" UK & Dublin dates cancelled". EltonFan. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Elton cancels European "Red Piano" dates". EltonFan. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  17. ^ [9] starpulse.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  18. ^ [10] newswire.ca. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  19. ^ [11] eltonjohn.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011

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