In an anticipated announcement, it has been revealed that the fourth and most intimate instalment of Sir Elton John’s exclusive Australian Once In A Lifetime concert series will take place at Hobart’s Derwent Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 27 September.
It is almost thirty years since Elton John performed in Hobart, and he will return to the city this September to deliver a Greatest Hits set at one very special concert.
Promoter Michael Chugg said, “I have a special love of Tasmania as it is my hometown State. I am sure that Elton John’s return will set the whole State rockin’.”
Sir Elton John said, “I played in Hobart twenty seven years ago… which I admit is far too long. I simply cannot wait to return to Tasmania and its wonderful audiences. My band and I are really looking forward to being in Australia this September – I love coming back.”
Sir Elton will play in Hobart in addition to two already announced North Queensland shows at Mackay’s BB Print Stadium on Friday 22 September and Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns on Saturday 30 September, along with a performance at Wollongong’s WIN Stadium on Sunday 24 September; all will be the largest music events ever to be hosted at these outdoor venues.
In the 50th Anniversary Year of the Elton John / Bernie Taupin writing partnership, Sir Elton promises a spectacular and memorable concert to be enjoyed by the whole family.
“He plays his audience as deftly as his piano, going up and down the scale of emotion
with complete control and with resounding results” – Variety
17 October, 1971 marked Elton John’s first performance in Australia when he appeared at Subiaco Stadium, Perth. Having played 186 concerts across the country to in excess of 1.5 million people, Elton John makes a triumphant return to the country that has welcomed him for many years.
The tour 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 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.
Undeniably one of the most acclaimed and adored artists of all time, Elton’s spectacular stage shows are sought after by audiences worldwide. Since his career began in 1969 Elton has played more than 4,000 concerts in over 80 countries.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s greatest pop musicians in spectacular form when Elton John returns to Australia this September.
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