FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD
ELTON JOHN ADDS NEW DATES DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND
INCLUDING SECOND A DAY ON THE GREEN EVENTS IN QUEENSLAND AND VICTORIA
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 in 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, including two a day on the green events.
Roundhouse Entertainment, in conjunction with Chugg Entertainment, is thrilled to confirm the music icon has added second and final shows at Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD on Sunday January 19 and at Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC on Saturday February 1.
Tickets to both these new a day on the green events go on sale this Friday February 15 at 9am local time from Ticketmaster.
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 has 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.
“The most elaborate, high-tech arena show Elton has ever attempted … A parade of mega-hits and one hell of a way to say goodbye.”
Rolling Stone, USA
“Each song felt so important. Each moment seemed so significant. And the crowd hung on every word, spoken or sung. It wasn’t just a concert, but rather a chance for these fans to express their thanks to a performer whose music has played such a huge part in the soundtracks of their lives.”
Mercury News, California
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.
“… the time is right to say thank you to my fans and say goodbye.” – Elton John
Garnering rave reviews at sell-out shows across North America, Elton John’s curtain call will be the last chance to catch this legendary performer touring in Australia.
More than a concert; an unforgettable memory!
Tickets will go fast, don’t miss out on your spot at Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS:
Sat Jan 18 Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD
Sun Jan 19 Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD * New Show
Wed Jan 29 All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC
Fri Jan 31 Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
Sat Feb 1 Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC * New Show
a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Camping chairs and picnic rugs are recommended and permitted in the GA area. For all transport, accommodation and event information, go to www.adayonthegreen.com.au
ABOUT A DAY ON THE GREEN:
This summer marks the 18th season of a day on the green, which started in January 2001. After more than 460 shows and over three million happy patrons, the a day on the green experience of good food, fine wine and great music in magnificent locations is firmly established as one of Australia’s most popular concert events.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 at 9.00AM LOCAL TIME
From www.ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
For all the latest national information go to the official home of the Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour – oznz.eltonjohn.com
Presented by Chugg Entertainment, in association with AEG Presents
Ticketmaster and AAMI Lucky Club (and Rochford Wines) are they only authorised ticket sellers for Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road a day on the green Australian dates. No responsibility is accepted for tickets purchased from unauthorised sellers; these may be refused entry, no exceptions.
ABOUT ELTON JOHN
Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind 1997, which sold more than 33 million copies. Diamonds (Elton’s ultimate greatest hits album), reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album, reaching Gold status before the end of the year. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No.1s and 27 Top 10s.
He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. Elton announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Roadtour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing five continents, and more than 300 dates, this 3-year-long tour started in September and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. April 2018 saw the release of Revamp, an album of the world’s biggest musical stars covering some of Elton’s best loved Songs.
Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are five GRAMMYs along with a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.”
In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised more than $400 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In January 2018, he received the Crystal Award for this long-standing fight against HIV/AIDS at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Sir Elton John and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, announced the launch of the MenStar Coalition; an over $1.2 billion global partnership, that seeks to engage men in new and innovative ways to break the cycle of HIV transmission and ultimately end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.