Elton John announces return to New Zealand for Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

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Elton John announces return to New Zealand for Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

We've been waiting (im)patiently since the Rocket Man's last New Zealand shows were cut short at the beginning of 2020, and now our patience has finally been rewarded.

Elton John is the most successful male performing solo artist of all time, and this incredible worldwide tour is the last-ever chance to see an absolute legend perform live. He is returning to Auckland for two rescheduled shows at Mt Smart Stadium, and has just announced the addition of a Christchurch show. This will be the first time Elton John has performed in Christchurch for thirty years, a special thank you to fans who have been waiting years for his return to Aotearoa. 

Hailed by fans and critics worldwide, the Farewell tour has left audiences universally spellbound, a truly daring and intimate celebration of an incredible 50-year career. Elton embarked on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in September 2018 – its milestone, multi-year itinerary comprising over 300 shows across five continents. The rescheduled New Zealand leg will now kick off with the Christchurch show on Tuesday January 24 at Orangetheory Stadium, before returning to Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 January. It’s a fond farewell to a nation he first stepped foot in five decades ago.

Elton’s legendary catalogue includes beloved songs ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and many, many more. These final performances celebrate Elton's collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, their pairing one of the great song-writing partnerships of all time.

Whether you missed out last time, or if once just wasn't enough, now's your chance to see a musical icon live on stage. Tickets go on presale July 28, and general sale August 1.


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