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Sir Elton John is coming!

By Robert Muir

In what will be one of the biggest live musical performances ever seen in the region the legendary Sir Elton John will perform at the A Day On The Green concert at All Saints Estate, Wahgunyah on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Roundhouse Entertainment, in conjunction with Chugg Entertainment announced last weekend Sir Elton John will perform three very special A Day On The Green outdoor concerts as part of the epic 15-date Australian leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, Sir Elton John will traverse Australia and New Zealand between December 2019 and February 2020, in what will be the legendary music icon’s most extensive tour of the region to date.

He will play at capital city concerts, along with some of Australia’s finest outdoor venues such as All Saints Estate.

“I always love coming back to Australia,” Sir Elton John said.

“Ever since my first visit in 1971 it has held a very special place in my heart.

“Playing live to other human beings is the greatest gift any artist could ever have. I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play for audiences across the globe.

“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.”
Promoter Michael Chugg said 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.

“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.”
Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018, Elton John’s three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as one of his most “energetic, dazzlingly original and joyful celebrations”.

The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents, spanning three years, with stops 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.
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.
Since his career began in 1969, he has performed a staggering 4000-plus shows in more than 80 countries. Sir Elton said that after the tour finishes he looks forward to “coming off the road and dedicating more time to raising my children”.

With 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, Sir Elton 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.

This Saturday, February 9 at All Saints Estate, the big show headlined by Missy Higgins and John Butler, Dan Sultan and Steele Donnelly will take place. Tickets are still available, and at the gate.

Tickets will go on sale for Elton John on February 15 from 9.00am at ticketmaster.com.au. Tickets are expected to sell fast.