Revealed last weekend in a hugely anticipated announcement, Sir Elton John will bring his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour to Australia and New Zealand from November 2019 to February 2020. In response to overwhelming demand during the fan pre-sale, Chugg Entertainment and AEG have today announced an additional nine shows around the country.
The music icon adds a weekend in Melbourne, with back-to-back nights at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December, playing a total of four shows at the venue this December. Second performances at Adelaide’s Botanic Park, Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena have been announced, along with additional outdoor appearances at the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate, Victoria’s Hanging Rock, plus A Day On The Green’s Sirromet Wines in Queensland and Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
At Bathurst’s Carrington Park, fans will be able to purchase a newly introduced General Admission ticket for $119, to experience Sir Elton on his Bathurst debut on 22nd January 2020.
Tickets for all Capital City shows and New Zealand, including those previously announced and newly added, will go on sale at 9am (local) on Thursday 14th February. Tickets for all other shows go on sale at 9am (local) on Friday 15th February.
With a mammoth 24 Australian concerts now announced, the legendary performer will spend three months delivering his famed songbook to audiences across the country, beginning November 30th in Perth; 48 years on from his first ever Australian show, which took place at Perth’s Subiaco Oval on 17th October, 1971.
“Australia and New Zealand, I can’t wait to be with you again”, said Sir Elton. “Your audiences have always been very generous towards me, and I know that this final tour will be the most memorable ever”.
“Australia and New Zealand have really embraced the announcement of Elton’s Farewell tour”, said promoter Michael Chugg. “We want to make sure that everyone gets a chance to experience the magic of seeing this incredible performer live, so we’ve added some new shows to what we know is going to be his best visit yet!”
Complete with brand new stage production, and tour wardrobe designed by Italian fashion house Gucci, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour is intimate and personal, while also spectacular and daring. Audiences will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life, and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, via mesmerising, never-before-seen images and videos displayed throughout the show from his incredible 50-year career.
He will be joined by longstanding band members Nigel Olsson on drums (part of Elton’s original three-piece band in 1970), esteemed musical director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, virtuoso Ray Cooper on percussion, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.
Comprising more than 300 shows across five continents, the milestone itinerary will stop in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, and marks the last tour of its kind by the celebrated songwriter and iconic showman. Almost fifty years on from his debut Australian show, Elton John has played 196 concerts and performed to more than 1.5 million people across the country in that time.
PERTH, WA Saturday 30 November 2019 – HBF Park (formerly nib Stadium) ticketmaster.com.au
PERTH, WA Sunday 1 December 2019 – HBF Park (formerly nib Stadium) ticketmaster.com.au
ADELAIDE, SA Wednesday 4 December 2019 – Botanic Park Adelaide ticketmaster.com.au
ADELAIDE, SA Thursday 5 December 2019 – Botanic Park Adelaide - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketmaster.com.au
MELBOURNE, VIC Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena ticketek.com.au
MELBOURNE, VIC Wednesday 11 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena ticketek.com.au
MELBOURNE, VIC Saturday 14 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketek.com.au
MELBOURNE, VIC Sunday 15 December 2019 – Rod Laver Arena - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketek.com.au
BRISBANE, QLD Wednesday 18 December 2019 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre ticketek.com.au
BRISBANE, QLD Thursday 19 December 2019 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketek.com.au
SYDNEY, NSW Saturday 21 December 2019 – ICC Sydney Theatre ticketek.com.au
SYDNEY, NSW Monday 23 December 2019 – ICC Sydney Theatre ticketek.com.au
SYDNEY, NSW Tuesday 7 January 2020 - Qudos Bank Arena ticketek.com.au
SYDNEY, NSW Thursday 9 January 2020 - Qudos Bank Arena - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketek.com.au
HUNTER VALLEY, NSW Saturday 11 January 2020 – Hope Estate ticketek.com.au
HUNTER VALLEY, NSW Sunday 12 January 2020 – Hope Estate - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketek.com.au
MOUNT COTTON, QLD Saturday 18 January 2020 – Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green ticketmaster.com.au
MOUNT COTTON, QLD Sunday 19 January 2020 – Sirromet Wines – A Day On The Green - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketmaster.com.au
BATHURST, NSW Wednesday 22 January 2020 – Carrington Park ticketek.com.au
WOODEND, VIC Saturday 25 January 2020 – Hanging Rock ticketmaster.com.au
WOODEND, VIC Sunday 26 January 2020 – Hanging Rock - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketmaster.com.au
RUTHERGLEN, VIC Wednesday 29 January 2020 – All Saints Estate – A Day On The Green ticketmaster.com.au
YARRA VALLEY, VIC Friday 31 January 2020 – Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green ticketmaster.com.au
YARRA VALLEY, VIC Saturday 1 February 020 – Rochford Wines – A Day On The Green - JUST ANNOUNCED ticketmaster.com.au