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Elton’s Adelaide Concert
Posted by editor_usa

Sunday 10
December 2006 @ 20:25
– GMT

Wearing a flamboyant tux decorated in musical notes and a winding yellow brick road, Elton ”glammed his way back into Adelaide last night,” to quote the Advertiser.

Bringing the crowd to its feet, he yelled: “Hi Adelaide!”

“It’s great to be back in this pretty little city – shame it isn’t warm,” he added with familiar sarcasm.

The Captain and the Kid concert – which saw the legend perform for more than two hours – was in support of his new album of the same name.

It followed sold-out dates in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with the tour – his 12th Down Under – winding up in Perth tomorrow.

Besides tracks from his latest recording, Elton played hits like Tiny Dancer, Candle In The Wind, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Rocket Man and Your Song.

He also used the show to decry this year’s Grammy Award nominations.

Bob Dylan’s new album not getting nominated for a Grammy is a disgrace,” he said. “If you’re a journalist in the audience, print that.”

Elton arrived at Adelaide Airport yesterday aboard a chartered plane.

But his arrival in SA was low-key, compared with his Sydney stay, where he said he’d tell John Howard ”Up yours” regarding the federal government’s stance on same-sex marriages. He also caused a stir at his Brisbane gig when he had to dash backstage with a stomach upset.

“I thought I’d better chunder in the toilet than all over the front row,” the singer told the audience on his return.