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7 Nov 2008

Elton John Tourin' New York State, US The Statistics

Elton John has done 127 concerts live in New York State while on Tour.

He has been in New York City (60 times); Uniondale (10); Buffalo (6); Syacuse (5); Albany and Saratoga Springs (4); Rochester (3) and 1 time in Atlantic City, Binghamton and Reno.

The Elton's favourite place is Madison Square Garden, where he played 60 times, then: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale (10), The New York Palladium, NYC (8), Giants Stadium, NYC (5), Radio City Music Hall, NYC (5), Fillmore East, NYC (4), Performing Arts Center, Saratoga (4), Pepsi Arena, Albany (3), War Memorial, Syracuse (3), Carnegie Hall, NYC (2), Carrier Dome, Syracuse (2), Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo (2), Rich Stadium, Buffalo (2), Shea Stadium, NYC (2), War Memorial, Rochester (2), Blue Cross Arena, Rochester (1), Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City (1), Central Park, NYC (1), Eisenhower Hall, NYC (1), HSBC Arena, Buffalo (1), Knickerbocker Arena, Albany (1), Lawlor Events Center, Reno (1), Lincoln Center, NYC (1), Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo (1), Playboy Club, NYC (1), The Rose Theater, NYC (1), Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton (1), WABC-FM Studios, NYC (1).

First time he played in New York State was on September 1970 with Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson as a band (4 concerts). Then it was the "Spring 1971 Tour" (4), "Madman Across The Water Tour" (4), "Honky Chateau Tour" (3), The "Yellow Brick Road Tour" (2), "Caribou Tour" (4, unforgettable night with John Lennon), "Louder Than Concorde Tour" (7), "A Single Man Tour: Back In The USSA" With Ray Cooper (9) in 1979; "21 At 33 Tour" (1), the "Jump Up! Tour" (4), "The Breaking Hearts Tour" (5), "The 1985/86 World Tour" (5), "Reg Strikes Back Tour" (5 with guests stars as Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi or Debbie Gibson), "The 1989-90 World Tour" (6), "The One Tour" (10, twice with Eric Clapton, in 1992 and 1 in 1993 at the end of the leg), "Summer Of 1994 with Billy Joel" (6), "Made In England Tour" (7), "The Big Picture Tour" (6), "An Evening With Elton John"(1), "The Medusa Tour" in 2000 and in 2001 (5), "Greatest Hits Live" (2), "Face To Face With Billy Joel" (10 along 2001-2003), "Songs From The West Coast Tour" (3), "The Royal Academy Orchestra & Choir Live Shows" (5), "The Captain Fantastic 30th Anniversaire (3) and "The Captain And The Kid Tour" (5) and "The 60th Birthday Concert" (1).

The largest set list was last 60 at 60th, the birthday concert, with 34 songs and the shortest in 1970, while promoting "Elton John" album, with only 10 songs on the set list.

He has played 192 different songs in New York State on Tour.

The song most played is Your Song (with 120 times).
Then it comes: Rocket Man (111), Saturday night's alright (102), Don't let the sun go down on me (95), Funeral for a friend (87), Bennie and the jets (86), Philadelphia freedom (85), Love lies bleeding (78), The bitch is back (78), Daniel (76), Tiny dancer (76), I guess that's why they call it the blues (74), Take me to the pilot (71), Candle in the wind (63), Mona lisas and mad hatters (62), Levon (55), Sorry seems to be the hardest word (55), I'm still standing (54), Crocodile rock (51), Goodbye yellow brick road (51), Someone saved my life tonight (48), The one (48), Burn down the mission(45), Sad songs (40), I don't wanna go on with you like that (38), Pinball wizard (30), Simple life (30), Honky cat (29), Better off dead (25), Holiday inn (25), Tonight (25), Whole lotta shakin' (24), All the girls love Alice (23), Blue eyes (23), Lucy in the sky with diamonds (23), Madman across the water (23), Skyline pigeon (23), Great balls of fire (22), Sixty years on (22), Love song (21), Mona lisas and mad hatters (part two) (21), Captain Fantastic & Brown Dirt Cowboy (20), I need you to turn to (20).

Follows: The last song (19), Can you feel the love tonight (18), Empty garden (18), The king must die (18), I saw her standing there (17), Believe (16), Border song (16), Have mercy on the criminal (16), My life (16), Piano man (16), Tell me when the whistle blows (16), You may be right (16), I want love (15), Come down in time (14), Can I put you on (14), Hercules (14), Island girl (14), Where to now St. Peter? (14), Twist and shout (13), Harmony (12), Honky tonk women (12), I think I'm going to kill myself (12), Sacrifice (12), This train don't stop there anymore (12), Blessed (11), Carla / Etude (11), Elton's song (11), My baby left me (11), Roy Rogers (11), The show must go on (11), We all fall in love sometimes / Curtains (11), Country comfort (10), Don't go breaking my heart (10), Ego (10), Grey seal (10), Just the way you are (10), Kiss the bride (10), Restless (10), Ticking (10).

And the rest: Back in the USSA, Circle of life, Crazy water, He'll have to go, I fell like a bullet, I heard it through the grapevine, Idol, Indian sunset, Mama can't buy you love, My way, Part time love, Song for guy, All the nasties, Ballad of a well known gun, Empty sky, Freaks in love, Friends, Grow some funk of your own,
Razor Face, Rock me when he's gone, Rotten peaches, Dixie lily, Made in England, Something about the way you look tonight, A hard days night, (Gotta get) A meal ticket, Honesty, I'm going to be a teenage idol, Lucille, New York state of mind, Pain, Recover your soul, Teacher I need you, The bridge, The wasteland, A word in spanish, Blues never fade away, Close encounters theme, Goodbye Marlon Brando, In the mood, Li'l'frigerator, Nikita, One horse town, One more arrow, Paris, Song for you, The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34), The Captain and the Kid, This town, Tinderbox, Who wears these shoes?, Ball and chain, Chloe, Dear John, Get back, Grimsby, Oh! Susannah!, Where have all the good times gone, You're so static, All that I'm allowed (I'm thankful), American triangle, Answer in the sky, Ballad of the boy in the red shoes, Birds, Bitter fingers, Healing hands, High-flying bird, Little Jeannie, My elusive drug, Original sin, Porch swing in Tupelo, Singin' in the rain, Someday out of the blue, Suzie (Dramas), They call her the cat, Turn out the light when you leave, Weight of the world, Bad side of the moon, Club at the end of the street, Come together, Elderberry wine, I must have lost it on the wind, Just like Noah's Ark, Old 67, Runaway train, Sweet painted lady, When a woman doesn't want you, Whitewash county, Wouldn't have you any other way (NYC), Amoreena, Bite your lip, get up and dance, Brown sugar, Give peace a chance, Happy birthday, It's your thing, Imagine, Jumping jack flash, My father's gun, Runaway child, runaway wild, Sartorial eloquence, Sleeping with the past, Stone's throw from hurtin', Talking old soldiers, Thank you (Falettinme be mice elf agin), Whatever gets you thru the night, White lady white powder, Written in the stars.

Other artists played their songs in Elton's set list, as Kiki Dee with "I've got the music in me" (8) in 1976 and Nigel Olsson in 1980 ("All I want is you" and "Saturday night", 1).

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