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Elton John to farewell New Zealand in 2020

We've been waiting for this news, and now we can announce that Elton John will bring his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour to New Zealand in 2020.

 Absolute legend Sir Elton John has revealed all the details of his long-awaited New Zealand farewell tour – seeing him land on our shores in February 2020.

The next 12 months are going to fly by as the countdown for Sir Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour ticks down. Following a huge run of shows in Australia, the iconic artist will stop over in New Zealand to celebrate his storied five-decade-long career with shows in Dunedin and Auckland.

Not a bad way to say goodbye.

Nearly five decades after his first ever New Zealand show, Sir Elton John will return for one final time. His first ever show on our shores took place at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland on October 29, 1971.

“New Zealand, I can’t wait to be with you again. It’s now 48 years since my first ever New Zealand concert. This tour will see my 12th concert in Auckland, my second concert in Dunedin at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which I opened many years ago,” he says. 

His three-year long farewell tour – which began in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018 – will see Sir Elton John perform more than 300 shows across five continents, and will, of course, feature his most beloved songs including Bennie and the Jets, Rocket Man, and Tiny Dancer.

It has been a marvellous 50 years, but it is now time for Sir Elton John’s final curtain call.

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Elton John, North America Tour 2018 – by Ben Gibson Photo

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Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road New Zealand tour dates

  • Tuesday 4 February – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
  • Sunday 9 February – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Elton John will farewell New Zealand in February 2020. For more information on pre-sale and onsale dates and times, head to

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Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

  • Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
  • Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

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