Sir Elton and his band return to Australia from the 5th of December as part of his international All The Hits Tour. Due to huge ticket sales one last Sydney concert has been added on December 17 — at the venue where it all began – the Hordern Pavilion.
Elton’s love affair with Sydney began on October 31, 1971 and it has not waned since that date. His final gig of this tour, which sold out instantly, is the closing night of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, so it is fitting that this new concert on sale sees him return to his beloved Hordern Pavilion. In the 70’s and 80’s Elton performed 14 concerts at the Hordern, garnering reviews like “The dazzling electric Elton” and “Innumerable encores kept the fans dancing.”
This engagement is at the smallest venue on the tour – a chance to experience Elton in a truly intimate setting.
“Australia has been one of my favourite countries to tour and some of my most memorable concerts have taken place in venues all across the continent. The Australian audiences always seem to bring out the best in us, and I am certain there will be many more fantastic evenings when we visit in December,” said Elton.
The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout the luminary’s incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special release.
A highlight of this concert will be the exclusive Dinner & Show Packages that will be available. A deluxe Aria Restaurant prepared three course dinner with wines, designed by Matt Moran, will be served in a venue adjacent to the Hordern Pavilion. Throughout the dinner acclaimed promoter Michael Chugg will entertain and enthral diners with stories about Elton on tour and the fun and games of mounting a major international concert tour. In addition, Elton’s longtime band members Nigel Olsson and Davey Johnstone, who rehearsed and performed with Elton at the Hordern Pavilion so many times, will join Chugg on stage and regale diners with stories of being on tour with one of the world’s most talened piano players.