The Red Piano

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The Red Piano
Tour by Elton John
Start date 13 February 2004
End date 22 March 2009
Legs 22
Number of 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 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]

Date Attendance Revenue
Leg 1
13 February 2004 32,682 / 32,682 (100%) $6,415,950
14 February 2004
15 February 2004
17 February 2004
18 February 2004
20 February 2004
21 February 2004
22 February 2004
Leg 2
23 March 2004 43,594 / 43,594 (100%) $8,137,425
24 March 2004
26 March 2004
27 March 2004
28 March 2004
30 March 2004
31 March 2004
2 April 2004
3 April 2004
4 April 2004
Leg 3
23 July 2004 55,354 / 55,354 (100%) $9,133,410
24 July 2004
25 July 2004
27 July 2004
28 July 2004
30 July 2004
31 July 2004
1 August 2004
4 August 2004
5 August 2004
6 August 2004
7 August 2004
8 August 2004
Leg 4
12 October 2004 59,155 / 59,155 (100%) $9,823,975
13 October 2004
15 October 2004
16 October 2004
17 October 2004
19 October 2004
20 October 2004
22 October 2004
23 October 2004
24 October 2004
26 October 2004
27 October 2004
29 October 2004
30 October 2004
31 October 2004
Leg 5
8 February 2005 53,455 / 53,455 (100%) $9,570,725
9 February 2005
11 February 2005
12 February 2005
13 February 2005
15 February 2005
16 February 2005
18 February 2005
19 February 2005
20 February 2005
22 February 2005
23 February 2005
25 February 2005
26 February 2005
Leg 6
29 March 2005 40,353 / 40,353 (100%) $7,324,725
30 March 2005
1 April 2005
2 April 2005
3 April 2005
5 April 2005
6 April 2005
8 April 2005
9 April 2005
10 April 2005
Leg 7
26 July 2005 19,443 / 19,443 (100%) $3,384,500
27 July 2005
29 July 2005
30 July 2005
31 July 2005
Leg 8
4 October 2005 58,533 / 58,533 (100%) $10,315,000
5 October 2005
7 October 2005
8 October 2005
9 October 2005
11 October 2005
12 October 2005
14 October 2005
15 October 2005
16 October 2005
18 October 2005
19 October 2005
21 October 2005
22 October 2005
23 October 2005
Leg 9
31 January 2006 49,043 / 49,043 (100%) $8,679,025
1 February 2006
3 February 2006
4 February 2006
7 February 2006
10 February 2006
11 February 2006
12 February 2006
14 February 2006
15 February 2006
17 February 2006
18 February 2006
19 February 2006
Leg 10
28 March 2006 40,026 / 40,026 (100%) $6,642,075
29 March 2006
31 March 2006
1 April 2006
2 April 2006
4 April 2006
5 April 2006
7 April 2006
8 April 2006
9 April 2006
Leg 11
11 July 2006 60,045 / 60,045 (100%) $10,507,875
12 July 2006
14 July 2006
15 July 2006
16 July 2006
18 July 2006
19 July 2006
21 July 2006
22 July 2006
23 July 2006
25 July 2006
26 July 2006
28 July 2006
29 July 2006
30 July 2006
Leg 12
10 October 2006 40,462 / 40,462 (100%) $7,200,175
11 October 2006
13 October 2006
14 October 2006
15 October 2006
17 October 2006
18 October 2006
20 October 2006
21 October 2006
22 October 2006
Leg 13
30 January 2007 48,552 / 48,552 (100%) $8,496,600
31 January 2007
2 February 2007
3 February 2007
6 February 2007
7 February 2007
9 February 2007
10 February 2007
11 February 2007
13 February 2007
14 February 2007
17 February 2007
Leg 14
27 March 2007 32,368 / 32,368 (100%) $5,664,400
28 March 2007
30 March 2007
31 March 2007
3 April 2007
6 April 2007
7 April 2007
10 April 2007
Leg 15
8 May 2007 19,387 / 19,387 (100%) $3,185,700
9 May 2007
11 May 2007
12 May 2007
13 May 2007
Leg 16
16 October 2007 52,598 / 52,598 (100%) $9,204,650
18 October 2007
19 October 2007
20 October 2007
22 October 2007
25 October 2007
26 October 2007
27 October 2007
29 October 2007
30 October 2007
2 November 2007
3 November 2007
5 November 2007
Leg 17
19 March 2008 56,644 / 56,644 (100%) $9,912,700
21 March 2008
22 March 2008
24 March 2008
25 March 2008
26 March 2008
28 March 2008
29 March 2008
31 March 2008
1 April 2008
2 April 2008
4 April 2008
5 April 2008
6 April 2008
Leg 18
3 June 2008 62,235 / 62,235 (100%) $10,891,125
4 June 2008
6 June 2008
7 June 2008
9 June 2008
10 June 2008
11 June 2008
13 June 2008
14 June 2008
16 June 2008
17 June 2008
18 June 2008
20 June 2008
21 June 2008
22 June 2008
Leg 19
23 July 2008 33,192 / 33,192 (100%) $5,808,600
24 July 2008
25 July 2008
26 July 2008
30 July 2008
31 July 2008
1 August 2008
2 August 2008
Leg 20
22 October 2008 50,420 / 52,546 (96%) $7,606,820
23 October 2008
24 October 2008
25 October 2008
29 October 2008
30 October 2008
31 October 2008
1 November 2008
3 November 2008
6 November 2008
7 November 2008
8 November 2008
9 November 2008
Leg 21
3 February 2009 37,538 / 39,625 (95%) $5,365,772
4 February 2009
6 February 2009
7 February 2009
8 February 2009
10 February 2009
11 February 2009
13 February 2009
14 February 2009
15 February 2009
Leg 22
8 March 2009 43,935 / 45,390 (97%) $6,390,578
10 March 2009
11 March 2009
12 March 2009
14 March 2009
15 March 2009
16 March 2009
18 March 2009
19 March 2009
21 March 2009
22 March 2009
TOTAL 989,014 / 994,682 (99%) $169,661,805

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[edit]

16 February 2005 Cancelled[9]
30 July 2006 Cancelled[10]
1 April 2007 Cancelled[11]
4 April 2007 Cancelled[12]
8 April 2007 Cancelled[13]

The Red Piano: Live in Europe[edit]

Shows[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold/Available Box Office
2007 Tour
5 September 2007 London England The O2 Arena
2008 Tour
19 November 2008 Birmingham England 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
2009 Tour
7 October 2009 Moscow Russia Olimpiyskiy
10 October 2009 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena 7,194 / 9,096 (79%) $917,820
13 October 2009 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 7,441 / 10,033 (74%) $981,861
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 15,759 / 17,960 (88%) $1,287,536
Total 30,394 / 37,089 (82%) $3,187,217

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[edit]

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 2009
30 October 2009 Dublin The O2 Cancelled

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on 20 October 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Bennie and the Jets"
  2. "Philadelphia Freedom"
  3. "Believe"
  4. "Daniel"
  5. "Rocket Man"
  6. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
  7. "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"
  8. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
  9. "Nikita"
  10. "Tiny Dancer"
  11. "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
  12. "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"
  13. "Candle in the Wind"
Encore
  1. "Pinball Wizard"
  2. "The Bitch Is Back"
  3. "I'm Still Standing"
  4. "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
Encore
  1. "Your Song"

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.[14][15][16]

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. ^ "Elton down with the flu". EltonFan. Retrieved 4 February 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. ^ [9] starpulse.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  15. ^ [10] newswire.ca. Retrieved 16 October 2011
  16. ^ [11] eltonjohn.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011

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