For Sir Elton John, it’s a case of Farewell Yellow Brick Road and hello North East Victoria.
The legendary music icon will perform at A Day On The Green at All Saints Estate in January next year.
In the biggest musical coup for the Border and North East region, Sir Elton will showcase his talents at Wahgunyah on January 29 as part of his 15-date Australian tour.
The All Saints stop will be one of three A Day On The Green performances by the man who was recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time.
Roundhouse Entertainment promoter Michael Newton expected tickets to sell quickly for the history-making concert.
“A Day On The Green is immensely proud to secure Sir Elton John to play in a region rarely visited by a superstar of his stature and popularity,” he said.
“We believe this will be the biggest event ever staged in the area and seeing this iconic artist perform his biggest hits in such a beautiful setting promises to be an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Promoter Michael Chugg said Sir Elton was excited about playing at some “never-before-visited locations”.
The news is a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s 17th staging of A Day On The Green at All Saints Estate, which will be headlined by Missy Higgins and John Butler.
Sir Elton is bidding farewell to the road after more than 4000 shows in over 80 countries since his career began in 1969.
“I always love coming back to Australia. Ever since my first visit in 1971 it has held a very special place in my heart,” he said.
“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.”
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday, February 15, at Ticketmaster.
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