As far as tour announcements go it’s not exactly something to get instantly excited about. You see Elton John is returning to New Zealand, one show only, Wellington – but it’s not until November of next year. November 2015, so it’ll be nine years, almost to the day, since Elton John’s last visit to the capital. He’s since played a couple of Auckland shows, Dunedin and New Plymouth too, solo and with his band – he’s been reasonably regular as a visitor to these shores across the last decade. But it’s always a great show.
I’d recommend you see him – if you haven’t previously. He plays the hits, the band is great, he’s still in decent voice – and he’s celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, so no huge danger of clogging the show with inferior new material.
The Rocket Man returns. It’s a bit early to get excited I reckon. But he’s a known for delivering a great show. And it’s certainly something to have a “stadium-level” act in Wellington once again. Even if it’s a year-long wait.
What do you reckon about the long build up and the return of Elton John?