Friday, May 20, 2011

Elton's Love Affair with Australia


This will be Elton’s 15th tour of Australia. He first toured here 40years ago!

Elton toured OZ in 1971, 74, 79, 80, 82, 84, 86, 90, 93, 98, 02, 06, 07 & 2008 I calculate 168 shows!!!!!!!

He has toured NZ 10 times, 1974, 80, 82, 84, 90, 93, 98, 06, 07, 2008 total of 16 concerts.

His first ever show Downunder was 16th October 1971 at Subiaco Stadium Perth, and Perth is where he will finish is 2011 tour.

During the 84 tour he played 9 Nights at Sydney’s Entertainment Centre!

During the 86 MSO tour he played 12 Nights at Sydney’s Entertainment Centre!!!!!!!

Summary
1971 – 5 shows
1974 – 3 shows + 1 in NZ
1979 – 10 shows

1980 – 13 Shows + 2 in NZ
1982 - 13 Shows + 2 in NZ
1984 – 21 shows + 3 in NZ
1986 – 26 shows

1990 - 20 shows + 2 in NZ
1993 - 18 Shows + 1 in NZ
1998 – (With Billy Joel F2F) 8 Shows + 2 in NZ

2002 – 10 shows + Crown Casino Melbourne 44th Logie Awards
2006 – 8 shows + 1 in NZ
2007 – Solo 10 shows + 1 in NZ
2008 - 3 shows + 1 in NZ

Also in 1999 Elton played at Kerry Packer Private Wedding Reception.
Elton & Billy Joel also came out to play at Melbourne’s Crown Casino opening

Complete summary below

16th October 1971 Subiaco Stadium Perth Australia
22nd October 1971 Memorial Drive Adelaide Australia
24th October 1971 Kooyong Tennis Courts Melbourne
29th October 1971 QLD Tennis Courts Brisbane
31st October 1971 Randwick Racecourse Sydney

21st February 1974 South Melbourne Football Ground Melbourne
28th February 1974 Western Springs Stadium Auckland New Zealand
14th March 1974 Randwick Racecourse Randwick Australia
18th March 1974 W.A.C.A Grounds Perth Australia

25th November 1979 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
26th November 1979 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
27th November 1979 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
28th November 1979 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
30th November 1979 Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
1st December 1979 Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
2nd December 1979 Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
3rd December 1979 Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
6th December 1979 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
7th December 1979 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia

22nd November 1980 Auckland Western Springs Stadium Auckland New Zealand
26th November 1980 Athletic Park Wellington New Zealand
30th November 1980 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
1st December 1980 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
2nd December 1980 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
3rd December 1980 Horden Pavilion Sydney Australia
6th December 1980 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
7th December 1980 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
8th December 1980 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
11th December 1980 Melbourne Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
12th December 1980 Melbourne Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
13th December 1980 Melbourne Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
16th December 1980 Memorial Drive Tennis Courts Adelaide Australia
21st December 1980 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
22nd December 1980 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia

10th March 1982 Athletic Park Wellington New Zealand
13th March 1982 Western Springs Stadium Auckland New Zealand
16th March 1982 Hordern Pavilion Sydney Australia
17th March 1982 Hordern Pavilion Sydney Australia
18th March 1982 Hordern Pavilion Sydney Australia
19th March 1982 Hordern Pavilion Sydney Australia
20th March 1982 Hordern Pavilion Sydney Australia
21st March 1982 Hordern Pavilion Sydney Australia
23rd March 1982 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
24th March 1982 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
28th March 1982 ABC Studios Melbourne Ripponlea Melbourne Australia
29th March 1982 Melbourne Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
30th March 1982 Melbourne Festival Hall Melbourne Australia
3rd April 1982 Memorial Drive Adelaide Australia
7th April 1982 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia

19th February 1984 Addington Showgrounds Christchurch New Zealand
22nd February 1984 Athletic Park Wellington New Zealand
25th February 1984 Mount Stadium Auckland New Zealand
28th February 1984 Melbourne Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
29th February 1984 Melbourne Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
1st March 1984 Melbourne Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
2nd March 1984 Melbourne Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
3rd March 1984 Melbourne Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
4th March 1984 ABC Studios Melbourne Ripponlea Melbourne Australia
6th March 1984 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
7th March 1984 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
9th March 1984 Memorial Drive Adelaide Australia
12th March 1984 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
13th March 1984 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
14th March 1984 Brisbane Festival Hall Brisbane Australia
16th March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
17th March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
18th March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
19th March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
20th March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
21st March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
22nd March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
24th March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
25th March 1984 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia

5th November 1986 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
6th November 1986 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
7th November 1986 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
10th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
11th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
12th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
13th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
15th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
16th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
17th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
18th November 1986 Melbourne Sport’s & Entertainment Centre Melbourne Australia
21st November 1986 Westlakes Stadium Adelaide Australia
25th November 1986 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
26th November 1986 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
1st December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
2nd December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
3rd December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
4th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
6th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
7th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
8th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
9th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
11th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
12th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
13th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
14th December 1986 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia

27th January 1990 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
28th January 1990 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
29th January 1990 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
1st February 1990 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Australia
2nd February 1990 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Australia
3rd February 1990 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Australia
5th February 1990 Derwent Centre Hobart Australia
6th February 1990 Derwent Centre Hobart Australia
7th February 1990 Derwent Centre Hobart Australia
10th February 1990 Memorial Drive Adelaide Australia
11th February 1990 Memorial Drive Adelaide Australia
14th February 1990 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
15th February 1990 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
17th February 1990 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
18th February 1990 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
20th February 1990 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
21st February 1990 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
23rd February 1990 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
24th February 1990 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
25th February 1990 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
28th February 1990 Addington Show Grounds Christchurch New Zealand
3rd March 1990 MT Smart Stadium Auckland New Zealand

13th February 1993 Auckland MI Smart Stadium Auckland New Zealand
16th February 1993 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Australia
17th February 1993 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Australia
19th February 1993 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Australia
20th February 1993 National Tennis Centre Melbourne Australia
23rd February 1993 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
24th February 1993 Perth Entertainment Centre Perth Australia
26th February 1993 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide Australia
27th February 1993 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide Australia
1st March 1993 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
2nd March 1993 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
4th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
5th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
6th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
8th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
9th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
11th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
12th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
13th March 1993 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia

4th March 1998 Subiaco Oval Stadium Perth Australia
7th March 1998 Ericsson Stadium Auckland New Zealand
8th March 1998 Ericsson Stadium Auckland New Zealand
10th March 1998 ANZ Stadium Brisbane Australia
12th March 1998 Sydney Cricket Grounds Sydney Australia
14th March 1998 Sydney Cricket Grounds Sydney Australia
15th March 1998 Sydney Cricket Grounds Sydney Australia
18th March 1998 Adelaide Cricket Grounds Adelaide Australia
20th March 1998 Melbourne Cricket Grounds Melbourne Australia
21st March 1998 Melbourne Cricket Grounds Melbourne Australia

23rd October 1999 Kerry Packer Mansion Sydney Australia Kerry Packer Private Wedding Reception.

17th April 2002 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide Australia
19th April 2002 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia
20th April 2002 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia
23rd April 2002 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
24th April 2002 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
25th April 2002 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
26th April 2002 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
27th April 2002 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
28th April 2002 Crown Casino Melbourne Australia The 44th Logie Awards
29th April 2002 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
30th April 2002 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia

26th November 2006 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
28th November 2006 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
29th November 2006 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
1st December 2006 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
3rd December 2006 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia
6th December 2006 Westpac Stadium Wellington New Zealand
8th December 2006 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia
9th December 2006 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide Australia
11th December 2006 Burswood Dome Perth Australia

24th November 2007 Barossa Arts & Convention Centre Tanunda Australia
25th November 2007 Elysian Fields Polo Estate Canungra Australia
28th November 2007 Sydney’s Acer Arena Sydney Australia
30th November 2007 Stage 88 Commonwealth Park Canberra Australia
1st December 2007 Tempus Two Winery Hunter Valley Australia
2nd December 2007 Tempus Two Winery Hunter Valley Australia
4th December 2007 Dairy Farmers Stadium Thuringowa Australia
6th December 2007 TSB Bowl Of Brooklands New Plymouth New Zealand
8th December 2007 Aurora Stadium Launceston Tasmania Australia
15th December 2007 Werribee Park Mansion Werribee Australia
16th December 2007 Werribee Park Mansion Werribee Australia

10th May 2008 Members Equity Stadium Perth Australia
12th May 2008 Sydney Entertainment Centre Sydney Australia
14th May 2008 New Vector Arena Auckland New Zealand
17th May 2008 Darwins TIO Stadium Darwin Australia

25th November 2011 New Forsyth Barr Stadium Dunedin New Zealand
30th November 2011 Entertainment Centre Brisbane Australia
3rd December 2011 Hope Estate Hunter Valley Australia
6th December 2011 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne Australia
9th December 2011 Coopers Amphitheatre Adelaide Australia
11th December 2011 Burswood Dome Perth Australia

- Tony Marshall/ Darren George

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