ELTON JOHN’S FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR
THREE NEW ZEALAND SHOWS RESCHEDULED +
BY DEMAND! THIRD & FINAL AUCKLAND SHOW ADDED
- MUSIC ICON TO PLAY 6 NZ DATES IN FEBRUARY 2020 -
“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.” – Mercury News, California
Commencing in September last year, Sir Elton John’s incredible Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour has taken the music legend’s swansong across North America to rave reviews, touching down for anticipated Australia-New Zealand dates from November 2019, reaching New Zealand in February 2020.
Today, it has been announced that, due to a scheduling conflict, three of Elton’s sold out New Zealand concerts have been delayed by one week. A third and final show at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium has been added to satisfy enormous demand; the new show, scheduled to take place on Thursday 20th February 2020, will be the music icon’s sixth Farewell Yellow Brick Road New Zealand concert, and last ever performance in the country. It will open for GP-sale on Wednesday 22nd May at 9am NZST.
In a statement, Sir Elton said:
Dear friends in New Zealand,
Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, we have been forced to move the dates on some of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road New Zealand shows by a week. It’s unfortunate, but I hope to be able to see you all there on the new dates.
I’m so pleased to be able to announce today a third Auckland show at Mt Smart Stadium on 20th February!
I’ve always loved playing in New Zealand, and I can’t wait to return to your beautiful country in 2020 to perform for you for the last time.
Elton John’s second show at Mission Estate Winery has been delayed by a week, from Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th February 2020. His first performance at Mt Smart Stadium has moved from Sunday 9th to Sunday 16th February 2020, while the second Mt Smart Stadium show has moved from Tuesday 11th to Tuesday 18th February 2020.
All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the news dates.
Patrons unable to make the rescheduled concerts can secure a full refund from their point of purchase: Mission Estate Concert or Ticketmaster.
In his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the songs from Elton John’s legendary 50-year career will be showcased against a backdrop of never-before-seen images and videos, brand new stage production, along with a tour wardrobe designed by Italian fashion house Gucci.
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.
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.
Fans should visit oznz.eltonjohn.com to sign up for all the latest tour information.
For all announced global FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD tour dates, visit eltonjohn.com PRE-SALE DETAILS FOR NEW MT SMART STADIUM SHOW
ROCKET CLUB MEMBERS PRE-SALE via eltonjohn.com/rocket-club Monday 20th May (9am NZST)
CHUGG VIP MEMBERS PRE-SALE via oznz.eltonjohn.com Tuesday 21st May (9am NZST)
TICKETS ON SALE – NEW MT SMART STADIUM SHOW WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY, 9AM NZST
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Ticketmaster* is the only authorised ticket sellers for Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road New Zealand dates. No responsibility is accepted for tickets purchased from unauthorised sellers; these may be refused entry, no exceptions.
*Authorised ticket seller for Mission Estate Winery, Hawke’s Bay is www.missionconcert.co.nz
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 over 33 million copies. ‘Diamonds’ the 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 in the process, 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 Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 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 over $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.
ELTON JOHN | FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD NEW ZEALAND TOUR, 2019-2020
Presented by Chugg Entertainment, in association with AEG Presents
Tuesday 4 February 2020 – Forsyth Barr Stadium – LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ticketmaster.co.nz
HAWKE’S BAY, NZ
Thursday 6 February 2020 – Mission Estate Winery
SOLD OUT missionconcert.co.nz
Saturday 15 February 2020 – Mission Estate Winery
SOLD OUT *Moved from Saturday 8 February 2020 missionconcert.co.nz
Sunday 16 February 2020 – Mt Smart Stadium
SOLD OUT *Moved from Sunday 9 February 2020 ticketmaster.co.nz
Tuesday 18 February 2020 – Mt Smart Stadium
SOLD OUT *Moved from Tuesday 11 February 2020 ticketmaster.co.nz
Thursday 20 February 2020 – Mt Smart Stadium
NEW SHOW, ON SALE MAY 20TH ticketmaster.co.nz