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  • Sir Elton John will perform on the January 2020 public holiday long weekend at Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock.
  • Sir Elton John will be the seventh overall artist to perform at Hanging Rock, following in the footsteps of fellow legends Leonard Cohen, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Cold Chisel and Midnight Oil. The venue has hosted an exclusive eight tours to date, with Rod Stewart and Bruce Springsteen returning twice to the picturesque location on different tours.

‘The most elaborate, high-tech arena show Elton has ever attempted… A parade of mega-hits and one hell of a way to say goodbye.’ – Rolling Stone USA

‘Each song felt so important. Each moment seemed so significant. And the crowd hung on every word, spoken or sung. It wasn’t just a concert, but rather a chance for these fans to express their thanks to a performer whose music has played such a huge part in the soundtracks of their lives.’
– Mercury News, California

Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, today revealed that a Hanging Rock concert for Saturday 25 January 2020 will be included in the epic 15-date Australian leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Between December 2019 and February 2020, Elton John will traverse Australia and New Zealand in what will be the legendary music icon’s most extensive tour of the region to date. The tour will kick off at Perth’s HBF Park on Saturday 30 November, a huge 48 years on from his first ever Australian show, which took place at Perth’s Subiaco Oval on 17 October, 1971.

On his very last tour, Elton will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences playing across a mammoth run that, in addition to his Victorian Hanging Rock date, includes capital city concerts and stops at some of Australia’s finest outdoor venues, from the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate to Rutherglen’s All Saints Estate, Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley, Queensland’s Sirromet Wines, and Bathurst’s Carrington Park, with additional dates, including North QLD, to be announced later in 2019.

Frontier Touring head Michael Gudinski, the promoter for Sir Elton’s Hanging Rock concert, said of the announcement,

“I’m delighted Sir Elton and my good friend Michael Chugg were able to include Hanging Rock in the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. It seems very appropriate that this iconic showman perform at this beautiful iconic venue at such a profound moment in his career.

“I’d also like to acknowledge the support of Kyneton & Hanging Rock Racing Club who have agreed to move their Australia Day race meeting to Monday 27 January to allow Sir Elton’s concert to proceed. We’re deeply appreciative of their support.”

Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018, Elton John’s three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as one of his most ‘energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations’. Elton’s legendary catalogue, including beloved songs ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and more, are showcased in a musical masterpiece that is a ‘reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career’ (NME), and celebrates his 50-plus year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin – one of the great song-writing partnerships of all time.

The milestone itinerary comprises more than 300 shows across five continents, spanning three years, with stops in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, and marks the last tour of its kind by the celebrated songwriter and iconic showman.

“Playing live to other human beings is the greatest gift any artist could ever have”, said Sir Elton at his Chicago show.

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. Complete with brand new stage production and tour wardrobe designed by Italian fashion house Gucci, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour is intimate and personal, while also spectacular and daring.

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

Sir Elton John said, “I always love coming back to Australia. Ever since my first visit in 1971 it has held a very special place in my heart.”

Elton’s enduring history with Australia is evident across the years, notably in 2012, when he opened the Perth Arena, and most recently delivering the final performance at the Sydney Entertainment Centre [since demolished] in December 2015.

He bids farewell to the road almost fifty years on from his debut Australian show, having played 196 concerts and performing to more than 1.5 million people across the country in that time. Since his career began in 1969, he has performed a staggering 4000-plus shows in more than 80 countries.

The performer said that after the tour finishes, he looks forward to;

“…coming off the road and dedicating more time to raising my children.

“I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play for audiences across the globe. I plan to bring to my final tour the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades…It’s the most produced and fantastic show I’ve ever done. I want to go out with a bang…”

Garnering rave reviews at sell-out shows across North America, Elton John’s curtain call will be the last chance to catch this legendary performer touring in Australia.

More than a concert; seeing Elton John at Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock will be an incomparable memory to last a lifetime.

Tickets will go fast, don’t miss out on your spot at Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

All Hanging Rock event info can be found at hangingrockconcerts.com.

ELTON JOHN
FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR
HANGING ROCK
JANUARY 2020
Presented by Frontier Touring, Chugg Entertainment, in association with AEG presents & Gold 104.3

HANGING ROCK TELSTRA THANKS® PRE-SALE
via telstra.com/eltonjohn
Runs 48 Hours from: Friday 8 February (9am local)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

HANGING ROCK FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE 
via frontiertouring.com/eltonjohnhangingrock
Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 13 February (9am AEDT)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

HANGING ROCK GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 15 February (9am AEDT)

Saturday 25 January 2020
Hanging Rock | Woodend, VIC *
All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

* Please note Frontier Touring are only promoting the Elton John Hanging Rock concert.
For information on other dates please visit oznz.eltonjohn.com

** Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times and have purchased a valid ticket. No concession tickets will be available for children.

Patrons are advised to only purchase tickets through authorised ticket sellers. We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.

The official ticketing agency for Hanging Rock is Ticketmaster Australia.

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ABOUT ELTON JOHN

Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’, which sold over 33 million copies. Diamonds – the Ultimate Greatest Hits reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process, reaching Gold status before the end of the year. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No.1s and 27 Top 10s.

He has also written the music for stage and screen successes; Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. Elton announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 300 dates, this 3-year-long tour started in September and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. April 2018 saw the release of Revamp, an album of the world’s biggest musical stars covering some of Elton’s best loved songs.

Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are five GRAMMYs along with a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for ‘services to music and charitable services’.

In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $400 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In January 2018, he received the Crystal Award for this long-standing fight against HIV/AIDS at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Sir Elton John and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, announced the launch of the MenStar Coalition; a $1.2billion+ global partnership that seeks to engage men in new and innovative ways to break the cycle of HIV transmission and ultimately end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

For further MEDIA information on the HANGING ROCK
ELTON JOHN CONCERT contact Mushroom Promotions:
Melbourne: +61 3 8687 1353 | Sydney: +61 2 8356 1299 | info@mushroompromotions.com
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For MEDIA information on ELTON JOHN and the FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR AU/NZ contact:
Bruce Pollack | +61 418 331 527 | bruce@pollackconsulting.com
Nicole Stringer | +61 2 9361 2200 | +61 412 317 582 | nicole@chuggentertainment.com