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17 Jan 2009

Elton Tourin' New Zealand: the Statistics

Elton John has done 16 concerts live in New Zealand while on Tour.

He has been in Auckland (9 times), Wellington (4), Christchurch (2) and 1 time in New Plymouth.

Elton's favourite place is Athletic Park, Wellington and Western Springs Stadium, Auckland (3 times each). Then Addington Showgrounds, Christchurch (2), Ericsson Stadium, Auckland (2), Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland (2), and finally, Mount Stadium, Auckland; New Vector Arena, Auckland; TSB Bowl Of Brooklands, New Plymouth and Westpac Stadium, Wellington (1).

First time he played in New Zealand was on February 1974, in Auckland, on The "Yellow Brick Road Tour" (1 show). Then it was "1980 Down Under Tour" (2), "Jump Up! Down Under Tour"(2), "Too Low For Zero Tour" (3), "1989/90 World Tour" (2), "The One Tour" (1), Face To Face 1998 Tour With Billy Joel" (2) and finally "Captain And The Kid Tour", "Elton John Solo Tour" and "Rocket Man Tour" (1).

The largest set list was the "Elton John & Billy Joel's Face To Face Tour" with 43 songs and the shortest the "Yellow Brick Road Tour" with only 18 songs on the set list.

He has played 97 different songs in New Zealand while on Tour.

The song most played is Your song, 16 times.

Then it comes: Bennie and the jets (15), Rocket man (15), Saturday night's alright (15), Philadelphia freedom (13), Candle in the wind (12), Don't let the sun go down on me (12), Goodbye yellow brick road (12), I guess that's why they call it the blues (11), Sorry seems to be the hardest word (11), Tiny dancer (11), Daniel (10), Funeral for a friend / Love lies bleeding (10).

Follows: I'm still standing (9), The bitch is back (9), Blue eyes (8), Crocodile rock (8), Pinball wizard (8), Song for guy (8), Sacrifice (6), Someone saved my life tonight (6), Take me to the pilot (6), Honky cat (5), I don't wanna go on with you like that (5), Island girl (5), Kiss the bride (5), Mona lisas and mad hatters (5), Sad songs (say so much) (5), Harmony (4), Hercules (4), Levon (4), The one (4), All the girls love Alice (3), Burn down the mission (3), Crystal (3), Healing hands (3), I'm going to be a teenage idol (3), Mona lisas and mad hatters part two (3), One more arrow (3), Simple life (3) and Too low for zero (3).

And the rest: (Gotta get) A meal ticket, All quiet on the western front, Ball and chain, Believe, Better off dead, Bite your lip, get up and dance, Brown sugar, Can you feel the love tonight, Captain Fantastic & Brown Dirt Cowboy, Chloe, Dixie lily, Ego, Elton's song, Empty garden, Great balls of fire, Grey seal, Have mercy on the criminal, Honesty, Imagine, Little Jeannie, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, My life, Nobody Wins, Piano man, Sartorial eloquence, Something about the way you look tonight, Teacher I need you, Uptown girl, Waltzing Matilda, Where have all the good times gone, Where to now St. Peter?, White lady white powder, You may be right, Ballad Of The Boy in the Red Shoes, Blue avenue, Border Song, Carla/Etude, Elderberry wine, Electricity, I Need You To Turn To, I want love, Nikita, Oh Susannah!, Roy Rogers, Sixty Years On, Stone's throw from hurtin', The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34), The Bridge, The Captain and the Kid, The Greatest Discovery, The last song, The show must go on, This song has no title, Ticking, Tonight and Whitewash county.

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