Past Event27 Jan - 28 Jan 2023

Elton John

No longer available

Mt Smart Stadium



It is with a very heavy heart that both Elton John concerts at Mt Smart Stadium must be cancelled. Weather conditions at the stadium drastically worsened across the upper North Island last night leaving promoters, Chugg Entertainment, AEG Presents and Frontier Touring with no possible option but to stop Friday’s show from going ahead.

Auckland was subsequently declared to be in a state of emergency and we are now forced to cancel tonight’s show at Mt Smart Stadium. Promoters, emergency services and venue staff have deemed the event as unsafe due to surrounding flooding and continued disruptions to roads and patron safety across the city.

Check your email inbox junk and spam folders for communication from our official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster, regarding refund processes.

Elton John is deeply saddened by the cancellation of his last New Zealand shows on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour:

"Following the instruction of the emergency services, we have no option but to cancel tonight’s show in Auckland.

Two years ago, I was devastated to have to reschedule my final New Zealand shows and was committed to fulfilling my promise of returning to say a final farewell. This is a very difficult decision which doesn’t come lightly, and I’m so sorry to all my fans who bought tickets. Cancelling shows is always the very last resort, but we have to think of my team, the venue staff and fan safety.

Vendors will be in touch regarding refunds, and in the meantime, my thoughts are with everyone in Auckland during this extreme weather. Please stay safe.


Much love,



Elton, his team, Chugg Entertainment, AEG Presents and Frontier Touring extend their deepest sympathies to those that have been effected by this devastating weather event. Our thoughts are with those that have lost loved ones in this terrible time.



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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’s two Jan 2021 Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland performances have been rescheduled to Fri 27 and Sat 28 Jan 2023. 

Elton’s performances will be rescheduled as follows: 

  • The Fri 15 Jan 2021 (previously Wed 19 Feb 2020) concert will now be held on Fri 27 Jan 2023
  • The Sat 16 Jan 2021 (previously Thu 20 Feby 2020) concert will be held on Sat 28 Jan 2023

For full event day and venue information visit Auckland Stadiums website.




Public transport

Due to the Rail Network Replacement, public transport services will be reduced.  We strongly encourage anyone enquiring to look into this advance, allow lots of time for queues and travelling from the drop off point to the venue, coming through security and finding your seats.

Friday Night: The Penrose train station is CLOSED so buses (with limited capacity) will replace trains.

Saturday Night: Full network closure so no trains will be operating.

For further information on public transport visit Auckland Transport. Or use the Auckland Transport journey planner as a useful tool to plan your journey from your current location.

Mobility parking

We have had huge demand for mobility parking for these shows. We cannot accommodate anyone who does not hold a mobility parking permit. As an alternate option, we suggest you’re dropped at the drop off point on Station Road. From there you will need to make your way down Maurice Road (this is about a 10–15-minute walk).

If you come to Gate B you can be assisted by mobility volunteers with wheelchairs/buggies to get to your seats. This service will be busy, so your patience is appreciated. There will be seats at Gate B for you to sit down while you wait for assistance.

Info regarding some park and walk and street parking (within 1km of venue) is also available on the Auckland Transport website.

If you are attending in a wheelchair and are unsure if you have an accessible ticket (not all areas of the stadium can be accessed by wheelchair) you will need to contact Ticketmaster: 09 970 9711 or visit


Road closures

Road closures will be in place around the stadium to support the safe delivery. A list of these roads can be found on the Auckland Stadiums event page.


We recommend people are seated by 7pm. Elton will start promptly at 7.30pm. 

The expected finish time is approx 10.15pm.

Bag restrictions

Bag restrictions will be strict. Absolutely no backpacks (of any size) will be permitted.

All other bags or items must not exceed 30cm h x 30cm w x 10cm d.

Other frequently asked questions

Do we need to be in by any particular time?

No, the gates do not close. Patrons can arrive at any time but once they are in, they cannot leave and come back.

Can we bring children/babies?

Yes, children and babies are permitted however ALL patrons (regardless of age) must hold their own ticket. Ear protection is strongly encouraged. It is recommended to bring babies in a front pack. No buggy’s/strollers or capsules are permitted.

Can I bring walking stick/frame, knee scooter?

Yes, however if they are not ticketed to a wheelchair/accessible bay these items may need to be stored to keep aisles and exits clear.

Can I buy merchandise at the venue?

Yes, external merch stands are located at Gates A, B & C and will be open from 4.30pm. There are further merch stands within the venue.

Is there a Bag Check available?

Yes, there is bag check available at all gates. There is no cost for this service.  Please be patient at the end of the night collected checked items, there can be some delays.


Rain is predicted for this weekend. The show will go on unless the conditions are severe and deemed to be too unsafe. The venue is predominately uncovered (only the upper East and West stands are covered) so it is recommended to bring a raincoat or poncho. Umbrellas are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Patrons may bring a small quantity of home prepared food like baking, sandwiches, or fruit. Absolutely no commercially prepared food or drinks will be permitted. Urns of coffee/tea will not be permitted. Food and bar service available throughout the venue. Only a limited number of retail outlets will accept cash so eftpos/credit card transactions are recommended.

Elton John - Rocket Man (Official Music Video)

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