What songs will Elton John Play in Concert?
Elton John has an absurdly long catalog of music to pull from, with roughly thirteen different albums. Most of these come from the 70’s, and he represents his later material with modest aplomb.
Elton John switches it up often for closers. He may close with the dual pairing of “Your Song” and “Crocodile Rock” which are extended a little as closers, making a groundbreaking last hurrah. But he is also known to close with “Circle of Life” paired with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” These are, of course, both powerful masterpieces from the 1996 hit soundtrack to Disney’s The Lion King.
Smaller changes scatter throughout the set with Elton switching out “Mona Lisa” and “Mad Hatters” for “Daniel” and “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.” He plays “The Bitch is Back” to an ecstatic crowd, with placement toward the beginning of the set or as the main set closer before the encore.
The setlist can change dramatically, but you can rest assured knowing at least half of the below set remains intact from one show to the next.
Despite these set changes, an epic rendition of “Funeral for a Friend” and “Love Lies Bleeding” grouped together is a steady show opener.
Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Bennie and the Jets
Candle in the Wind
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
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
What should I expect at the show?
Elton John has spent a large amount of time sitting behind the piano in recent years, and this continues to remain the same on his 2015 tour. The days of dancing atop a piano and spanning the stage are long gone. This is not to say the show lacks energy. Elton John knows his theatrics. He often brings a selection of dancers on stage while lights work seamlessly through the big rowdy rock numbers. The more somber and reflective moments awe the crowd with just the piano and his voice.
Who is Elton John’s publicist and press contact?
Elton John left the management firm Twenty-First Artists in 2011 and formed the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company provides all management duties for Elton and has offices in London, New York, and Tokyo. Direct press or booking inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Elton John’s tour?
The official Elton John fan club provides presale passwords to its Rocket Club members. Gold memberships run $24.99 and Platinum memberships go for $44.99. In addition to presale ticket opportunities, you also get access to a special news blog, members only shopping options and members-only contests and giveaways.
“Over his 40-plus years as a pop/rock star, he’s figured out exactly what his fans around the world want to hear – and how to best deliver it to them. It wasn’t a surprise, then, that John’s sold-out concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Friday was a well-honed 2 1/2 hour hit parade, reliable in all the right ways, with John’s rapport with the crowd and good-natured bravado adding that crucial human touch.” – Dave Paulson of the Tennessean
“An Elton John concert is a little like jumping off a ‘diving board’ into a pool where you don’t know whether you’ll land in the shallow or deep waters. But it’s a thrill not knowing because it’s a pool filled with wave after wave of hit songs and sweet little gems. Sir Elton John rocked a packed Budweiser Gardens Monday, playing hit after hit from a career stretching over four decades.” – Joe Belanger of the London Free Press
“In terms of outrageous showmanship, it’s not really fair to compare Elton John circa 2013 to his younger self, performing in a Donald Duck costume, say, or as the Statue of Liberty and dancing atop his piano in impossibly tall platform shoes. That — and so much more — is Lady Gaga’s gig now, and Sir Elton seems happy to have ceded it to her.” – Daniel Durchholz of the St. Louis PostDispatch
The Diving Board Tour (2013)
Started November 8, 2013 in Bridgeport, Connecticut | Ended December 4, 2013 in New York City, New York