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Elton John Is Bringing His Huge Farewell Tour Down Under

He'll play his last-ever Australian and New Zealand shows across late 2019 and early 2020.
By Sarah Ward
February 03, 2019
By Sarah Ward
February 03, 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a mighty big year for Elton John. Biopic Rocketman launches into cinemas in May, starring Kingsman's Taron Egerton as the singer and covering his wild 70s antics. The live-action version of The Lion King hits screens come July, featuring the musician's iconic tunes from the original, as well as new songs. And to cap it all off, the star himself is headed our way at the end of the year for a huge farewell tour.

Bringing his 300-stop Farewell Yellow Brick Road shows to Australia and New Zealand between November 2019 and February 2020, John has announced 18 concerts across more than two months — including gigs in capital cities, a number of regional dates, and shows at A Day on the Green. More concerts, including shows in north Queensland, will be announced later this year.

He kicked off the extensive tour last September, embarking on a three-year global goodbye trip. When it comes to an end, he'll retire from touring after five decades on the road. If that all sounds rather massive, that's John's career in a nutshell. He's played more than 4000 shows across his career, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time thanks to the 1997 version of 'Candle in the Wind'.

Fans can expect to feel the love through all of his hits, including 'Rocket Man', 'Tiny Dancer' 'Bennie and the Jets', 'Crocodile Rock', 'I'm Still Standing' and 'Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting' — especially the latter, you'd expect, on his six Saturday shows.

The concerts will also feature never-before-seen images and videos show from John's 50-year career, which'll be displayed throughout the show, as well as a new tour wardrobe designed by Gucci.


Perth — Saturday, November 30, 2019 and Sunday, December 1, 2019 at HBF Park
Adelaide — Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Botanic Park
Melbourne — Tuesday, December 10, 2019 and Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Rod Laver Arena
Brisbane — Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sydney — Saturday, December 21, 2019 and Monday, December 23, 2019 at ICC Sydney Theatre, plus Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Qudos Bank Arena
Hunter Valley — Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Hope Estate
Mount Cotton — Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Sirromet Wines
Bathurst — Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Carrington Park
Woodend — Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Hanging Rock
Rutherglen — Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at All Saints Estate
Yarra Valley — Friday, January 31, 2020 at Rochford Wines
Dunedin — Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Forsyth Barr Stadium
Hawke's Bay — Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Mission Estate Winery
Auckland — Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Mt Smart Stadium

Tickets for Elton John's Australian capital city and New Zealand shows are available from 9am (local time) on Thursday, February 14, 2019, with all other concerts available from 9am (local time) on Friday, February 15, 2019. Visit for further details, as well as information about pre-sales.

Image: Ben Gibson.

Published on February 03, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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