Friday, July 25, 2014

Elton Unwell in Lorrach

One hour is over, "Rocket Man" has just been played. Elton John stands up, muttering "My cellists will now play something for you," and walks off the stage.

The Stage Manager waves hastily, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, two classically trained musicians who have become known under the names of two cellos with their renditions of rock and pop hits, take over.

The Stage Manager waves his arm. So the duo ends their impromptu concert. The show must go on. As Elton John shows up again, after watching from the edge, he sits at the piano and brings it all together, the interlude is over. "I didn't feel particularly good," he explained later for the unexpected departure, "but I hope we were still good."

- badische-zeitung

SETLIST - Marktplatz, Lörrach, Germany, July 23

Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Bennie and the Jets
Candle in the Wind
Grey Seal
Tiny Dancer
Philadelphia Freedom
(Elton John Band song)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Elton leaves the stage
Smooth Criminal (2Cellos only)
With or Without You (2Cellos with EJ Band)
Elton returns to the stage
Hey Ahab
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
The One (Elton solo)
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Your Song
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
All the Girls Love Alice
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
The Bitch Is Back
I'm Still Standing
Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n Roll)
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

Circle of Life / Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
Crocodile Rock

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With the schedule Elton has, besides his busy touring, and his Aids foundation events that he has, its no wonder he sometimes gets under the weather. Take care of yourself Elton, we love you.

Patti from N.Minnesota