It’s official. Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, is heading to our humble home of Geelong.
In a massive coup for the regional music scene, Sir Elton has extended the Australian leg of his sold-out Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and added six new outdoor shows including a day on the green at Geelong’s Mt Duneed Estate on Saturday December 7, the first of Elton’s 11 Victorian concerts.
This will be Sir Elton’s second appearance at Mt Duneed Estate, following a huge concert in December 2015 and is the sixth a day on the green event on his upcoming farewell tour.
The six new outdoor shows – including AAMI Park in Melbourne, plus four regional stadium “firsts” in Coffs Harbour, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Sydney – take Australia’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road concert tally to 32 and now carry the mammoth tour through five months, beginning in Perth on November 30 and wrapping up in March 2020.
Roundhouse Entertainment promoter Michael Newton said: “In conjunction with Chugg Entertainment, a day on the green is thrilled to bring Sir Elton John back to Mt Duneed Estate this summer. It’s a privilege to welcome him back to a day on the green stages for six massive shows during his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road Australian tour – the excitement around these events has been nothing short of incredible and we’re delighted to bring that excitement to his fans in Geelong and the Surf Coast region.”
Tickets to a day on the green go on sale Tuesday June 25 at 9.00am local time from Ticketmaster.
You will want to put that in the calendar!
Geelong’s had some good luck with music acts at Mt Duneed so far, hosting some of the biggest names in music including Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Paul Simon, Don Henley, Robbie Williams and last year welcomed Florence + The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers, with the Chili Peppers becoming the fasting-selling show in a day on the green history.
“We’re thrilled to be adding even more dates to Elton’s final tour,” said promoter Michael Chugg. “Demand has been absolutely incredible. We know the Rocketman is going to create magic memories for Australia and New Zealand when he arrives later this year!”
Since going on sale in February this year, Australia and New Zealand have snapped up tickets to Elton’s Farewell tour, with total sales approaching half a million tickets over the 32 shows announced to date.
“Australia and New Zealand, I can’t wait to be with you again,” said Sir Elton.“Your audiences have always been very generous towards me, and I know that this final tour will be the most memorable ever.”
Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour is intimate and personal, while also spectacular and daring. Audiences will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life, and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, via mesmerising, never-before-seen images and videos displayed throughout the show from his incredible 50-year career.
This is the final chance to nab your spot at Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Don’t miss out.
He’ll be at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on Saturday, December 7.