Elton John thrilled his Melbourne fans, playing all the hits from his vast career including Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, Tiny Dancer and Goodbye Yellow-brick Road.
The band has had a recent transfusion of new talent- young Croatian You Tube discoveries Two Cellos have joined his band -- and as Elton notes have "lowered the average age of the band by 30 years".
With audio in concerts an issue this week. it must be said Elton and his excellent band sounded crystal clear
What other artist could bust out Sad Songs (Say So Much), Daniel, Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me, Take me to the Pilot, Bennie and the Jets and The Bitch is Back - not just in the one concert but all in a row.
Elton’s always been a professional people pleaser, which was surely appreciated by the sell-out crowds he continues to attract after his such a long and enduring career.
Elton John waves to the thrilled fans at his Melbourne show
Elton plays Rod Laver Arena again tonight - get there by 7.50pm to see Two Cellos reinvent U2, Nirvana and AC/DC and give classical music an injection of grunt and grunge.
Of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road he notes "this song has an exceptionally good chorus even if I do say so myself.
Elton John Melbourne Concert 6th December 2011