Elton John's last tour

Yes that’s right folks, Elton John has today announced a tour in December that will be his last.  The 68 year old plans to spend more time with his sons and less time touring.

His final concert on the tour will be at the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate Vineyard.  He will also play the last ever show at the Sydney Qantas Credit Union Arena, which will be demolished not long afterwards.

Shows will be played  in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Hunter Valley on this tour.

Elton has two sons with life partner and husband, David Furnish; Zachary and Elijah, now two and four years of age.

“The simple truth is I want to spend more time with my family and less time touring,’ he said.

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“I am only too aware of just how precious the time ahead is. My sons are growing up so quickly, their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them.

The Setlist for the tour, called the “All the Hits Tour” is believed to be similar to this one, which he played in Honolulu earlier this year.  And all the big songs are there.

 

Ticketek says it will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition.

Elton John’s Band includes Nigel Olsson on drums, part of Elton’s original three-piece band, as well as musical director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band in a year later) on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

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Sat 5 Dec, Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Tue 8 Dec, Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Fri 11 Dec, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tue 15 Dec, Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Sat 19 Dec, Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney

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Find out more about the concert series in December and buy tickets

 

  1. (Elton solo)
  2. Encore: