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Re: OT: Elton John Announces Retirement Tour
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: August 31, 2018 16:57

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i enjoyed his vegas show. i went same weekend as the stones in 2012. his voice is kind of shot but he has a great band. best part of vegas show was him telling stories between songs. elton was my first concert in 197cough cough. not somebody i listen to a lot now but still like some of his stuff. yellow brick, tumbleweed, madman etc. i'm going to pass on this tour, too much money. i'd rather keep the vegas show i saw as the last impression of him.
This couldn't be more different from September 99 when I saw him on a 'solo concert tour'. On stage for the entire evening was a piano, piano stool and Elton John. Nothing, or nobody else. All evening was 'play play play, sing sing sing' with barely a mumbled 'good evening' or 'goodbye'. Then it was probably pick up pay cheque, helicopter home and in bed with cup of cocoa before we had walked back to the car park.
His lack of congeniality was palpable, the lack of atmosphere helped to make it the most disappointing concert I have ever been to. I try to be benevolent, he had just had heart surgery, and had his financial problems of course.
Poor chap.........
But don't think I'll be trying for a final show ticket.....




wow what a strange experience you had. I saw him around 2002 and he had a full band and was telling lots of stories. some so long that a fan yelled "just get to the songs" and Elton replied "sorry I've been known to ramble a bit"
Yeah, I saw him in 2002 with Billy Joel and they were both great. Lots of camaraderie and goofing around.

Re: OT: Elton John Announces Retirement Tour
Date: August 31, 2018 17:59

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too bad he's scamming like this now- just a trick to sell tickets and create urgency - I thought he was better than this - worse than motley crue

Mötley Crüe?! (how dare you forget the umlauts!). There was urgency though, they haven't toured since and nothing suggests that they ever will. Kiss, Scorpions and Ozzy, however, are very much guilty of pulling the retirement tour crap.


they will never tour again. the crue might play 1 show for some special occasion but we will never see a big long tour from them again
Motley Crue is the one band I can see not breaking their word. The hatred between certain members is palpable.


yup but nikki and tommy are working on music for something. maybe a few new songs for the crue movie coming out soon. would be nice to have them round album all of the import only tracks, b sides, the 2 digital singles and a few new tunes and release it as a single cd. "American zero" is one of the bands best post 1995 songs

Re: OT: Elton John Announces Retirement Tour
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: August 31, 2018 18:01

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too bad he's scamming like this now- just a trick to sell tickets and create urgency - I thought he was better than this - worse than motley crue

Mötley Crüe?! (how dare you forget the umlauts!). There was urgency though, they haven't toured since and nothing suggests that they ever will. Kiss, Scorpions and Ozzy, however, are very much guilty of pulling the retirement tour crap.


they will never tour again. the crue might play 1 show for some special occasion but we will never see a big long tour from them again
Motley Crue is the one band I can see not breaking their word. The hatred between certain members is palpable.


yup but nikki and tommy are working on music for something. maybe a few new songs for the crue movie coming out soon. would be nice to have them round album all of the import only tracks, b sides, the 2 digital singles and a few new tunes and release it as a single cd. "American zero" is one of the bands best post 1995 songs
Yeah I was really surprised to see Nikki and Tommy together...Tommy said that Nikki unfollowed him on Twitter the day after their tour ended, and that he was really hurt by that.

Re: OT: Elton John Announces Retirement Tour
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: August 31, 2018 18:12

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too bad he's scamming like this now- just a trick to sell tickets and create urgency - I thought he was better than this - worse than motley crue

Mötley Crüe?! (how dare you forget the umlauts!). There was urgency though, they haven't toured since and nothing suggests that they ever will. Kiss, Scorpions and Ozzy, however, are very much guilty of pulling the retirement tour crap.

Add Status Quo and The Who to that group..

And the Eagles.

As for Elton, I think he'll stick to his word - at least as far as massive tours go.
He'll probably still play one-off award shows, charity events, etc., though, and if he gets bored at home maybe another mini/limited Vegas residency or something similar.

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Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: August 31, 2018 22:54

Does it really matter if these guys stick to their word or not? Unless you're paying top dollar and its your favorite band (then yes, I understand the gripe), you're basically paying what you'd pay for any other tour. Doesn't really matter what its called. I have less of a problem with the "farewell card" than bands continuing without key members these days like the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan and many many others.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: flilflam ()
Date: September 1, 2018 04:27

I am going to see him in Louisville, Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center on October 23. Really looking forward to it.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 26, 2018 23:14

New batch of cities just announced. Big Western Canada tour with 2 shows in each city. Amex presales start tomorrow so I'll try to get Vancouver tickets.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: September 27, 2018 13:35

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New batch of cities just announced. Big Western Canada tour with 2 shows in each city. Amex presales start tomorrow so I'll try to get Vancouver tickets.

Tacoma Washington, a year from now. Both shows middle of week, a traffic nightmare.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 27, 2018 22:04

Just picked up 2 lower bowl tickets for the second Vancouver show via Amex presales. I wanted tickets for Saturday night first show but there were only single seats left.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: tommycharles ()
Date: September 27, 2018 22:35

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New batch of cities just announced. Big Western Canada tour with 2 shows in each city. Amex presales start tomorrow so I'll try to get Vancouver tickets.

Tacoma Washington, a year from now. Both shows middle of week, a traffic nightmare.

Yup. Going to have to find a few Tacoma coffee shops to work “from home” from that day, no chance I’m driving to Tacoma at rush hour.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: September 28, 2018 01:13

I heard Tacomadome sucks for acoustics? Was there ever any sports team that played out of there? A buddy of mine drove down from BC to see Scorpions, I believe, about a year ago. For a concert it could probably hold 20k?
Nice to see Key Arena is getting another renovation and hopefully an NHL team in a couple years. Will make a good rivalry with the Canucks. Hopefully Seattle will get another NBA team either by another team moving or expansion.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: September 28, 2018 11:42

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I heard Tacomadome sucks for acoustics? Was there ever any sports team that played out of there? A buddy of mine drove down from BC to see Scorpions, I believe, about a year ago. For a concert it could probably hold 20k?
Nice to see Key Arena is getting another renovation and hopefully an NHL team in a couple years. Will make a good rivalry with the Canucks. Hopefully Seattle will get another NBA team either by another team moving or expansion.

Some shows sound fantastic in the T Dome, others are horrible. It's a strange venue. The roof is wood so you don't get horrible echo. The Sonics played there during the last Keyarena remodel. It has bad sight lines for sports but ok for shows. Its just the location makes it terrible to get to, especially during the week. Weekend isn't a picnic but doable. I'm going to Fleetwood Mac there in November. I just can't justify a bunch of money for a show a year from now. I saw Elton in Vegas in 2012 & I can be happy leaving it at that.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: babyblue ()
Date: September 29, 2018 07:36

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I heard Tacomadome sucks for acoustics? Was there ever any sports team that played out of there? A buddy of mine drove down from BC to see Scorpions, I believe, about a year ago. For a concert it could probably hold 20k?
Nice to see Key Arena is getting another renovation and hopefully an NHL team in a couple years. Will make a good rivalry with the Canucks. Hopefully Seattle will get another NBA team either by another team moving or


expansion.

I would like to see them play one stadium in Seattle, it's long over due.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: October 12, 2018 16:59

Really looking forward to seeing Elton in Boston next month. SO many great songs!

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: mosthigh ()
Date: October 13, 2018 00:48

Saw Elton in 1986 when he was still coked and flamboyant with costume changes. Saw him again in 2014 and 2016. All the shows were great and the band is always on their game.

Scored 12th row floor aisle on Elton's side for the Saturday show in Vancouver next year, got 14th row for the Sunday, but I'll probably let that one go.

Nice to see he's doing 'Take Me to the Pilot' - hope he keeps it in the setlist by the time he comes around.

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: October 13, 2018 01:05

Come to think of it - Sir Hercules is the only one in the British pop aristocracy that actually plays an instrument.
Sir Roderick, Sir Ivan, Sir James, Sir Michael or Sir Harry don't.



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Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: Adrian-L ()
Date: October 15, 2018 14:39

Sir Ray has been known to strap on an acoustic...

Re: OT: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: October 16, 2018 20:36

Thanks, Adrian. I missed Sir Raymond. Apparently he was knighted last year. And yes, he can play the guitar!

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