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4 Jan 2009

Elton Tourin' Russia: The Statistics

Elton John has done 15 concerts live in Russia while on Tour.

He has been in Moscow (8 times), St Petersburg, Leningrad (6) and 1 time in Sochi.

Elton's favourite place is Great October Hall, Leningrad and Rossya Hall, Moscow (4) with Kremlin Palace, Moscow (3), and finally: Kremlin Square, Moscow; Palace Square, St. Petersburg; Pushkin Palace, St. Petersburg and Sochi Stadium, Sochi (1).

First time he played in Russia was on May 1979, in Leningrad, on The "Elton John & Ray Cooper In Concert Tour" (8 shows). Then it was "Made In England Tour" (2), "The Medusa Tour"(1), "Elton John Solo Tour" (1) and finally "Rocket Man Tour" (3), where he dedicated "The Bridge" to the late Miroslav Rostropovich.

The largest set list was the "Elton John & Ray Cooper In Concert Tour" with 32 songs and the shortest the "Rocket Man Tour" in Sochi with only 21 songs on the set list.

He has played 73 different songs in Russia while on Tour.

The song most played are Bennie and the jets, Candle in the wind, Daniel, Don't let the sun go down on me and Rocket man (with 15 times).

Then it comes: Crocodile rock (13), Funeral for a friend (13), Saturday night's alright (13), Sorry seems to be the hardest word (13), Your song (13), Take me to the pilot (11), Pinball wizard (10), Tonight (10).

Follows: Back In The USSR (8), Better off dead (8), Crazy water (8), Ego (8), Get back (8), Goodbye yellow brick road (8), He'll have to go (8), I fell like a bullet (8), I heard it through the grapevine (8), I think I'm going to kill myself (8), Idol (8), Part time love (8), Roy Rogers (8), Sixty Years on (8), Skyline Pigeon (8), Song for guy (8), Strolling in the park (8), Where to now St. Peter? (8), Honky cat (7), I guess that's why they call it the blue (7), Sacrifice (7), I'm still standing (5), Love lies bleeding (5), Philadelphia freedom (5), Burn down the mission (4), Midnight in Moscow (4), Someone saved my life tonight (4), Tchiakoysky's first piano concerto (4), Tiny dancer (4), Madman across the water (3), Sad songs (say so much) (3), The bitch is back (3), The bridge (3), and The one (3).

And the rest: Are you ready for love, Believe, Can you feel the love tonight, Carla / Etude Circle of life, Come down in time, Dixie Lily, Hercules, House, I don't wanna go on with you like that, Made in England, Mona lisas and mad hatters, Pain, Lies, Simple life, Something about the way you look tonight, The greatest discovery, The last song, Ballad of the boy in the red shoes, Blue eyes, Border song, I want love, Moon river, Nikita, This train don't stop there anymore, Ticking.

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