Elton John to return for NZ tour as promised, along with an extra show in South Island

music news 20/07/2022

Elton John is coming back to NZ for his tour!

Elton John has kept his promise and will bring his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” to New Zealand early next year.

The 'Tiny Dancer' singer has also added another show in Christchurch. This final “encore” performance is to thank fans who’ve been waiting patiently waiting for his return. 

The Christchurch show will be the first international stadium show to happen in Christchurch in over three years (since pandemic). This will also be Elton’s first show in the city over three decades! 

Every time I come here I think how beautiful this place is. I want to thank you for all the love, the loyalty, and kindness and generosity every time I visit this beautiful, beautiful country.

Elton John Tour Dates 2023

Christchurch : 

  • Tuesday 24 January 2023 
    Orangetheory Stadium


  • Friday 27 January 2023 
    Mt Smart Stadium
  • Saturday 28 January 2023 
    Mt Smart Stadium

The Auckland shows are already on sale on Ticketmaster.

The Christchurch show is yet to be on sale.

Pre- sale for the Christchurch show starts Thursday 28 July at 1pm for Frontier Members and Rocket Club members.

General public goes on sale on Monday 1 August at 1pm

Elton John embarked on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in September 2018 – its milestone, multi-year itinerary comprising over 300 shows across five continents. 

"In 2020 I promised that when I came back to finish my interrupted farewell, I’d perform some encore shows. I love your part of the world dearly and cannot wait to share these concerts with you!" he wrote on Instagram.