Elton John at First Direct Arena Leeds – tickets, setlist, support act and more

Everything you need to know ahead of the huge gig.

Elton John is set to touch down in Leeds tonight as the legendary musician continues his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Elton has just played 10 (yes TEN) shows at the O2 in London, and now he’s heading up north.

He’ll be doing one huge shows at the First Direct Arena as part of this tour, his final ever.

It’s all ahead of his headline performance at Glastonbury too. We all knew Elton John wasn’t going to retire without a fanfare, come on…

His unparalleled career spans six decades, five Grammy Awards, and a frankly unbelievable 31 studio albums.

His massive hits include Rocket Man, Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting), I’m Still Standing, and Candle In The Wind, which became the fastest- and biggest-selling single of all time after he performed it at Princess Diana’s funeral.

He was also the subject of the award-winning 2019 film Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton.

The tour has had to be rescheduled a couple of times but it is finally here. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re seeing Elton John in Leeds tonight.

When is Elton John performing in Leeds?

Elton is in town for one night and one night only, he’ll be performing on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

Tickets for Elton John at First Direct Arena

Unbelievably, there are still a few tickets left for Elton John.

However, they’re most definitely not cheap and are labelled as ‘official platinum seats’ meaning you’ll get a very good view.

Prices start at £246 each and end at £341 each (ouch).

Check the latest availability at Ticketmaster.

Who is supporting Elton John in Leeds?

No one. He’s doing this one solo – to be fair, he’s got enough hits to fill a few hours…

Stage times

Despite the lack of support act, ticket-holders for Elton John are in for a long old night of live music.

The iconic singer is going to fill almost three hours with his hits.

Here are the expected stage times.

  • Doors open – 6pm
  • Show starts – 7.30pm
  • Show finishes – 10.15pm

Elton John’s expected setlist and songs

Elton John performing in 1972
Elton John performing in 1972. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Based on his most recent show in Belgium, here are the songs you can expect to hear.

Bennie and the Jets
Philadelphia Freedom
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
Border Song
Tiny Dancer
Have Mercy on the Criminal
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Take Me to the Pilot
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Candle in the Wind
Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Burn Down the Mission
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
The Bitch Is Back
I’m Still Standing
Crocodile Rock
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
Cold Heart
Your Song
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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