I Was There: Sydney, Australia
By the Editor@EltonJohn.com
"We have had the greatest privilege on watching the great EJ play four outstanding concerts with the band, and then the best solo performance I have ever seen. He topped off with Pnau as part of his 45th concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre - a record that will never be surpassed. These are memorable times in one's life, but to see the energy, sheer talent and great humility from the great man will stay forever - and all in seven days!
"I have now seen 56 concerts over 38 years in Australia, and Elton continues to show why he is a great live performer. We are blown away at the level he has taken his concerts to, The voice is absolutely amazing, clear and strong-matched with masterful piano playing, perfect time and time again.
"Last night in the only solo performance in Australia did he turn it on. The capacity crowd in one of Elton's favourite venues was left spellbound with the power and energy and love he displayed from playing such great songs as Sixty Years On, I Need You To Turn To, a stunning version of Believe, and Rocket Man taken to a new level - it just went on and on. There were some initial technical issues with Pnau but again the crowd did not worry about that.
"Thanks again for the wonderful tickets we had for each of the five concerts over the week. The other news was that Elton was not impressed with the potential demolition of the Sydney Entertainment Centre and vowed to come back before it was bulldozed..."
Mike S from Adelaide, Australia
"I was there in Sydney on 15 November 2012 as Elton and the band exploded into the Sydney Entertainment Centre with The Bitch is Back, and it just kept rocking with each song. Favourite moment for me was Elton playing Waltzing Matilda as the intro to Crocodile Rock. I was at Hope Estate in Hunter Valley last year and was so awestruck there that I wondered what Elton would pull out of the bag for his fans this year: not a moment's disappointment. Loved his intro to Believe. He did say he wants to play the Entertainment Centre again before it gets torn down, so I figure I'll just watch this space for news of the next tour down under.
Oh and the Rocket Club tickets were great! Best seats I've had. Well worth the membership - thanks guys!"
Alison from Sydney, Australia
"We have just returned from seeing Elton perform at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.What a phenomenal talent he is. It was such a great show, I loved the red glittery coat! It is so exciting to see such a talented artist take a young band like Pnau under his wing. A totally different sound but wow, they are amazing. Great night..."
Hilary from Sydney, Australia