Elton John is coming to Anfield – here’s everything you need to know
1 year ago
It’ll be one of the last chances to see Elton John live as the Rocket Man jets his way around the globe on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road stadium tour.
After more than 50 years on the road, the 75-year-old singer and songwriter is performing his final series of concerts.
And, as he’s about to touch down at Anfield, here’s everything you need to know.
When is Elton next performing in Liverpool?
Elton is going to be in the city on Friday, June 17.
Where is he performing?
Elton will be performing at the home of Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Stadium.
Are tickets still available – and if so how much are they?
Tickets are still available. Standard (and resale) seating ranges from £49 to a whopping 1,381.
VIP packages are up for grabs too.
Where can I buy tickets?
General tickets are available from www.liverpoolfc.com/elton and Ticketmaster.
Who is supporting Elton at Anfield?
At the moment there is no support act lined up to appear with Elton.
What time will doors open?
Doors will open at 4.30pm and you don’t have to wait long for the man himself to appear – Elton is due to be on stage at 7pm.
Has a set list been released?
It has (although it could subject to changes) and Elton isn’t short-changing anyone. The superstar – aka Reginald Kenneth Dwight – is expected to sing an astonishing 24 numbers: Bennie and the Jets; All The Girls Love Alice; I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues; Border Song; Tiny Dancer; Philadelphia Freedom; Indian Sunset; Rocket Man; Take Me to the Pilot; Someone Saved My Life Tonight; Levon; Candle In The Wind; Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding; Burn Down The Mission; Daniel; Believe; Sad Songs; Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me; The Bitch Is Back; I’m Still Standing; Crocodile Rock, and Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting. Encore songs are Your Song, and, finally and appropriately, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
How long does it last?
Going off previous concerts, the show lasts around two hours and 45 minutes.
Is this the last time I will be able to see Elton John live in Liverpool?
No, Elton will be performing two more Farewell Yellow Brick Road concerts at M&S Bank Arena on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023. These are rescheduled dates from November 2021, after Elton was forced to postpone them after a fall.
Will I be able to park?
There is no parking at the stadium (other than coach parking). There is a number of small car parks close to the ground but you’ll probably find it easier to use public transport.
* Merseyrail will be operating concert buses between Sandhills Station and Anfield before and after the concert. Buses will start operating from Sandhills Station at 16:30. The last bus will leave 15 minutes before the start of the concert. Return buses to Sandhills Station will operate for 1.5 hours after the end of the concert.
* For people coming from outside the city centre, Lime Street Station is the nearest mainline station, and just two miles from Anfield.
* By bus – from Liverpool City Centre, take the 26 from Liverpool ONE bus station, 17 from Queen Square Bus Station or the 917 from St John’s Lane, directly to the ground. The 68/168, which operates between Bootle and Aigburth, and the 14 and 19 (from Queen Square) stop a short walk away from the ground.
Is there anything else I should know?
One thing worth noting is that Anfield operates a no bag policy at the stadium, so do NOT bring bags (and there is no bag storage facility).
It is also, currently, a cashless stadium. (All forms of Mastercard / Visa are accepted).