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4 Mar 2009

Elton Tourin' Switzerland: The Statistics

Elton John has done 33 concerts live in Switzerland while on Tour.

He has been in Zurich (18 times), Lausanne (7), Basel (5), Geneve (1), Grenoble (1) and Vevey (1).

Elton's favourite place is Hallenstadion, Zurich (16), Patinoire De Malley, Lausanne (3), St. Jakob Sporthalle, Basel (3), Téâtre Di Beaulieu, Lausanne (3), AVO Festival, Basel (2), Lefzigrund Stadium, Zurich (1), Out in the green, Zurich (1), Palais des Sports, Grenoble (1), Patinoire Des Vernets, Geneve (1), Pontaise Stadium, Lausanne (1), Vaud Market Place, Vevey (1).

First time he played in Switzerland was on March 1979 on "A single Man Tour" (2 shows). Then it was “Jump Up! Tour (1, 1982); “The European Express Tour (4, 1984), “World Tour” (4, 1986), “ Reg Strikes back Tour (4, 1989), “The One Tour” (4, 1992-93), “Made In England Tour” (4, 1995), “The Big Picture Tour” (1, 1998), Face To Face 1998 Tour without Billy Joel due to illness (1), “The Medusa Tour” (1, 2000), "Songs From The West Coast Tour" (2, 2002), “Elton John & His Band Tour” (1, 2003), “Peachtree Road Tour” (1, 2005), “The Captain And The Kid Tour” (2, 2006) and finally 2007 "Rocket Man Tour" (2).

The largest set list was on "Jump Up! Tour", with 29 songs and the shortest "The One 1993 Tour" with only 19 songs on the set list.

He has played 86 different songs in Switzerland while on Tour.

The songs most played are I guess that's why they call it the blues (31 times), Sorry seems to be the hardest word (29), Rocket man (27), Bennie and the jets (26), Saturday night's alright (26), Philadelphia freedom (25).

Then it comes: Funeral for a friend (24), Your song (24), Daniel (23), Don't let the sun go down on me (22), Love lies bleeding (22), I'm still standing (20), Sad songs (20), The bitch is back (20), Candle in the wind (17), Someone saved my life tonight (16), Crocodile rock (15), The one (15).

Follows: I don't wanna go on with you like that (14), Sacrifice (14), Take me to the pilot (14), Burn down the mission (13), Song for guy (13), Tiny dancer (13), Pinball wizard (12), Goodbye yellow brick road (11), Blue eyes (10), Nikita (10), Simple life (9), Better off dead (8), Honky cat (8), Kiss the bride (8), Restless (8), The last song (8), Mona lisas and mad hatters (7), Tonight (7), Have mercy on the criminal (6), Hercules (6), Mona lisas and mad hatters part two (6), Sixty years on (6).

And the rest: Can you feel the love tonight, Come down in time, House, I saw her standing there, Made in England, Twist and shout, Whole lotta shakin', A word in spanish, Believe, Can I get a wittness ?, Cry to heaven, Dixie Lily, Great balls of fire, Highlander, I need you to turn to, Lies, One horse town, One more arrow, Pain, Paris, Song for you, The king must die, The show must go on, This town, Too low for zero, American triangle, Ballad of the boy in the red shoes, Empty garden, I want love, Something about the way you look tonight, The Bridge, The wasteland, This train don't stop there anymore, Where to now St. Peter?, All the girls love Alice, Blue avenue, Blues never fade away, Circle of life, Crazy water, Get back, Harmony, Holiday inn, I heard it through the grapevine, I think I'm going to kill myself, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, Oh My sweet Carolina, Original sin, Part time love, Postcards from Richard Nixon, Roy Rogers, Runaway trian, Skyline pigeon, The Captain and the Kid, Tinderbox, All quiet on the western front, Are you ready for love, Ball and chain, Blessed, Border song, Captain Fantastic & Brown Dirt Cowboy, Carla / Etude, Chloe, Elton's song, Grey seal, If the river can bend, Levon, Live like horses, Madman across the water, Nobody Wins, Piano man, Teacher I need you, The greatest discovery, They call her the cat, Ticking, Turn the ligths out when you leave, Uptown girl, Where have all the good times gone.

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