Elton John on the Sunshine Coast

Elton John in concert

Global superstar Sir Elton John will bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour to Sunshine Coast Stadium on Tuesday, 3 March next year.

Sunshine Coast Council Acting Mayor Tim Dwyer said the council-supported event was expected to attract a sell-out crowd of 20,000, making it one of the biggest events on the Australian leg of the legendary singer’s swansong tour.

“Council has worked extremely hard for a long time to secure this landmark opportunity and we’re so excited that our residents will now have the chance to see none other than Sir Elton perform live.”

Promoter and Executive Chairman of Chugg Entertainment Michael Chugg said the Sunshine Coast should get ready to welcome one hell of a showman in March next year, as the very first international artist to ever perform at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

“Demand for these shows has been absolutely incredible. We haven’t had a ticket available in Queensland for months. Everything sold out within days. So we’re encouraging fans to get in quickly as we don’t think tickets will last long come on-sale day.”

Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the general public at ticketek.com.au from noon on Tuesday, June 25. A ticket pre-sale will also be available for Telstra customers from noon on June 18.

Tourism, Sport and Major Events Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said attracting Sir Elton John to the Sunshine Coast was a tremendous show of faith in our region as one of Australia’s premier event destinations.

“It doesn’t get much bigger than Sir Elton. This is a game changer event for our region. While it will deliver around $1.5 million in economic benefits according to our very early estimates, the position and profile a Sir Elton concert can provide our region nationally and internationally has the potential to open the door for more major global acts to perform here.”

In his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the songs from Elton John’s legendary 50-year career will be showcased against a backdrop of never-before-seen images and videos, brand new stage production, along with a tour wardrobe designed by Italian fashion house Gucci.

He will be joined by longstanding band members Nigel Olsson on drums (part of Elton’s original three-piece band in 1970), esteemed musical director Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, virtuoso Ray Cooper on percussion, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, and Kim Bullard on keyboards.

For more information visit www.oznz.eltonjohn.com 

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