UPDATE: Rescheduled dates affect the first two Mt Smart Stadium shows. The first show has moved from Sunday 9th to Sunday 16th February 2020, while the second Mt Smart Stadium show has moved from Tuesday 11th to Tuesday 18th February 2020.

NEW SHOW ADDED: Elton John will perform a third and final show at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium, to satisfy New Zealand’s insatiable demand. The new show will to take place on Thursday 20th February 2020. It will be the music icon’s sixth Farewell Yellow Brick Road New Zealand concert and last ever performance in the country. It will open for GP-sale on Wednesday 22nd May at 9am NZST.

For more information on the date changes and new show, please click here.


Sir Elton John will play three shows at Mt Smart Stadium.

Between December 2019 and February 2020, Elton John will traverse Australia and New Zealand, in what will be the legendary music icon’s most extensive tour of the region to date. The tour will kick off with record breaking back-to-back appearances at Perth’s HBF Park (formerly nib Stadium) on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2019, a huge 48 years on from his first ever Australian show, which took place at Perth’s Subiaco Oval on 17th October, 1971. 

Elton will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences, on his very last tour, playing across a mammoth run.

When asked about the tour Elton said “New Zealand, I can’t wait to be with you again. It’s now 48 years since my first ever New Zealand concert. This tour will see my 12th concert in Auckland, my 2nd concert in Dunedin at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, which I opened many years ago, and my first performance at Hawke’s Bay. I am thrilled that this final tour will see me and the band playing somewhere new in your great country.”

Beginning in Pennsylvania, USA in September 2018, Elton John’s three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour has already been hailed as one of his most “energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations”. Elton’s legendary catalogue, including beloved songs ‘Bennie and the Jets’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’, ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and more, are showcased in a musical masterpiece that is a “reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career” (NME), also celebrating his 50-plus year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin - one of the great song-writing partnerships of all time.

Elton John - Behind The Scenes l The Farewell Tour

Elton John - Video: Josh Partridge

Only tickets purchased via the respective approved ticketing agent (Ticketmaster) are valid for entry to the show.

We cannot guarantee tickets purchased via onseller sites such as Viagogo, The Ticket Merchant, Ticketblaster, Queen of Tickets, E-Bay or Gumtree will gain entry into the event and we do not encourage anyone to purchase via these 3rd party agencies.

Smoke-free policy
Mt Smart Stadium is a totally SMOKEFREE Zone. Patrons must leave the Stadium grounds to smoke. This includes vaporizers and e-cigarettes.

Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Mt Smart Stadium complies with the Liquor Licensing Authority and prohibits the serving of alcohol to intoxicated or under-aged persons.
Intoxicated or under-aged persons who are apprehended with alcohol will be escorted from the premises.
Mt Smart Stadium maintains a strict ‘no drugs’ policy, illicit drugs are prohibited and will be confiscated at the gate.  Any persons apprehended with drugs in their possession will be escorted from the premises.
Incidents involving alcohol or drugs will be referred to the police where the situation requires it.

Lost, stolen or damaged property
Stadium management take no responsibility for any damage to, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property while on stadium property.

Behaviour
In extreme cases, a patron who exhibits unacceptable or disruptive behavior may be asked to leave the stadium. Failure to comply with a direction from Mt Smart Stadium staff, security staff or NZ Police to leave the event venue may render the ticket holder liable to arrest and prosecution for the offence of trespass under section 4 Trespass Act 1980 which is punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months.

Dress code

  • Clothing must conform to reasonable standards of decency
  • For safety reasons, footwear is to be worn at all times
  • We do not permit gang patches to be displayed.

Security

  • If you refuse to present any of the requested items for searching, you may be denied entry.
  • We reserve the right to search vehicles entering the stadium.
  • Entry may be refused if a patron is intoxicated or under the influence of illicit substances.
  • Stadium management and its representatives reserve the right to request patrons to present any clothing, bags and other carried items for searching before you enter the stadium

Permitted Items (please check our website regularly for updates)

  • Small personal cameras and camera phones are allowed. Professional cameras, or any camera with a lens larger than a standard watch face (or exceeding 4cm in diameter).will not be permitted.
  • One sealed plastic water bottle (up to 1 litre). Please note that depending on the security requirements of the event, the lid may be removed and discarded on entry
  • Disability assistance dogs.
  • Banners, placards and flags no larger than 1m x 1m with sticks and poles detached before entering the stadium.
  • Small quantities of home prepared food such as sandwiches, fruit and baking.

Prohibited Items

  • Bags larger than 350mm x 300mm x 400mm
  • Video cameras and recording device (this does not include mobile phones)
  • Photographic devices with a lens larger than a standard watch face (not exceeding 4cm in diameter).
  • Prams & strollers
  • Selfie sticks
  • Go Pros
  • iPads or Tablets
  • Cans or glass of any kind
  • Strictly NO alcohol or illicit drugs
  • Branded or commercial food and drinks, including takeaways
  • Metal utensils, cutlery, etc
  • Chilly bins / Coolers
  • Dangerous goods
  • Fireworks, flares, lasers or flash lights
  • Knives, Tasers, Mace, Chains, Spurs or Studded Jewellery
  • Offensive weapons including, but not limited to, any object that may be used as a projectile such as glow sticks, balls, containers, etc
  • Air horns or loud hailers
  • Umbrellas or other sun/rain shelters
  • Furniture chairs or stools
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles or scooters
  • Animals (excluding service dogs such as guide dogs and police or emergency service dogs)
  • Any other items deemed by stadium management or the promoter to be illegal, dangerous or a nuisance to yourself or others

Please note that prohibited items will be confiscated and will not be returned. If in doubt, leave it at home. Stadium management and the promoter take no responsibility for confiscated items.