GOING OUT

Elton John announces Australian dates for Farwell Yellow Brick Road tour

By Krisinda Merhi February 5, 2019

Finally! 

Sir Elton John is one of the greatest icons of the music world. 

He was recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time and, honestly, no arguments there. 

Elton has been touring the world on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and he is finally bringing the epic show to Australia in 2019. 

The tour will kick off with record breaking back-to- back appearances at Perth’s HBF Park (formerly nib Stadium) on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1 2019. 

A fitting start seeing as Elton’s very first Australian show was in Perth in 1971. 

The show will then travel to Adelaide for ONE SHOW ONLY on December 4 2019. 

Lucky Melbourne gets two shows at Rod Laver Arena on the December 10 and 11.

The Brisbane show will take place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 18, while Sydney get’s three shows in two different locations: The International Convention Centre Theatre on December 21 and 23 and then Qudos Bank Arena on January 7 2020. 

Bathurst and the Hunter Valley (NSW), Mount Cotton (QLD), Woodend, Rutherglen and the Yarra Valley (VIC) also get January shows.

Additional dates in North Queensland are set to be announced later in 2019, so keep your ears and eyes peeled for those.  

In the meantime,  check out the full list of Australian and New Zealand dates here

“Elton’s continuing love affair with Australia knows no bounds, proven by this farewell tour, and the breadth and depth of the itinerary, showing his commitment to his many Australian fans”, said promoter Michael Chugg. 

“On his very last tour, he wanted to return to some of his favourite cities, while also playing for fans in a couple of never- before-visited locations.” 

Elton 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. 

Rolling Stone USA said the tour is “one hell of a way to say goodbye” and is “the most elaborate, high-tech arena show Elton has ever attempted.”

So we’re definitely keen for this one. 

Elton John said that after the tour finishes he looks forward to “coming off the road and dedicating more time to raising my children”. 

“I plan to bring to my final tour the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades...It’s the most produced and fantastic show I’ve ever done. I want to go out with a bang.”

To sign up for pre-sales and receive all the latest tour information visit oznz.eltonjohn.com. Tickets go on sale from Thursday 14 February 2019. 

Images: Supplied.