Elton John is back on the road after nearly two years. Ultimate Classic Rock reported the “Rocket Man” — who had played his last full-scale concert back on March 7th, 2020 in Parramatta, Australia — relaunched his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” on Wednesday night (January 19th) at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center. In addition to the ongoing pandemic, Elton was forced to reschedule dates due to hip replacement surgery.

The classic-packed setlist also featured Elton performing “Cold Heart” — his recent Top 10 hit with Australian artist Pnau. Elton sat at the piano and sang along to the commercially available track, which mashed together such Elton favorites as 1972’s “Rocket Man,” 1989’s “Sacrifice,” 1983’s “Kiss The Bride,” and 1976’s “Where’s The Shoorah?”

Elton John performs tonight (January 21st) at Houston’s Toyota Center.


Elton John’s setlist in New Orleans on  January 19th, 2022 – via Ultimate Classic Rock:

“Bennie And The Jets”
“Philadelphia Freedom”
“Border Song”
“Tiny Dancer”
“Have Mercy On The Criminal”
“Rocket Man”
“Take Me To The Pilot”
“Someone Saved My Life Tonight”
“Candle In The Wind (solo)”
“Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”
“Burn Down The Mission”
“Sad Songs (Say So Much)”
“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me”
“The Bitch Is Back
“I’m Still Standing”
“Crocodile Rock”
“Saturday’s Alright For Fighting”
“Cold Heart”
“Your Song”
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

CHECK IT OUT: Elton John’s live debut of “Cold Heart:” on January 19th, 2022 in New Orleans: