Monday, 7 July 2014

Elton John At The Metro Radio Arena

Elton John
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
The legendary Elton John and his band were on fine form as they played to a packed Metro Radio Arena.
The occasion was a celebration of the recently re-released Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, songs from which quite naturally formed the main focus of the evening's repertoire.

The audience consisted of a large range of ages, split roughly evenly between male and female. There was a strong feel good factor even before the show began. It was clear that everything was there to have a great time and that's exactly what they got.

Elton and the band looked like they were having just as much fun as the rest of us. Some of the band have been with him since the late 1960s and early 1970s. They played virtually non-stop for two and a half hours and it was nearly all high tempo material.

Set List

Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Bennie and the Jets
Candle in the Wind
Grey Seal
Tiny Dancer
Philadelphia Freedom
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Rocket Man
Hey Ahab
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
The One
Oceans Away
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Sad Songs
All the Girls Love Alice
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I'm Still Standing
The Bitch is Back
Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock 'n' Roll)
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting


Your Song
Crocodile Rock

Here are a few more photos from the fabulously entertaining evening.

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