Still standing: Elton John plays his 23rd Irish concert tonight
Elton John brings his Wonderful Crazy Night tour to Live at the Marquee at Cork
The gig marks Elton John’s 23rd time to play in Ireland since playing the National Stadium in Dublin in 1979. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters
Elton John is bringing his Wonderful Crazy Night tour to Live at the Marquee at Cork this Tuesday, making it his fourth time to play this summertime venue just outside Cork city and his 23rd time to play in Ireland since playing the National Stadium in Dublin in 1979.
He is treating this tour as a thank you to all of his fans who have followed him for the last 54 - 54! - years of his career so expect plenty of razzle dazzle. Named after his latest album, the Cork leg of Wonderful Crazy Night tour is set to be a very special night looking back on some of his finest work to date.
So warm up your lungs as the legend walks you through all of the stand out hits, including Bennie and the Jets, I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and I’m Still Standing.
Are tickets still available? Nope. This is a sold out show with tickets going for €70/€95. You can keep your eyes glued to #ticketfairy on Twitter but with a superstar act like Elton John, people generally want to hold onto their tickets.
What time does everything kick off? Doors are at 6.30pm and note that there is no support act. Elton and his band are expected on stage at 8pm.
How do I get there? Live at the Marquee is situated on Monahan Road and it’s approximately a 30-minute walk from the city centre or a short taxi ride. The number 202 from the city centre to Blackrock runs close to the venue. There is also a paid car park close by as well as plenty of street parking in the area.
What’s the weather forecast? Temperatures are expected to reach 22 degrees in Cork city on Tuesday evening. The Marquee is, indeed, a marquee so it will be sheltered from direct sunlight.
What about security? Patrons will be patted down upon entry and backpacks or large bags are not permitted inside the Marquee.
What is he likely to play? Here’s a setlist from Ipswich Town Football Stadium, June 17th, 2017:
The Bitch Is Back
Bennie and the Jets
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
Take Me to the Pilot
A Good Heart
Philadelphia Freedom (Elton John Band song)
I Want Love
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
Have Mercy on the Criminal
Burn Down the Mission
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
I’m Still Standing
Your Sister Can’t Twist (But She Can Rock ‘n Roll)
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
Encore: Candle in the Wind