|Tour by Elton John|
|Associated album||Too Low for Zero|
|Start date||19 February 1984|
|End date||31 March 1984|
|No. of shows||24|
|Elton John concert chronology|
The Too Low for Zero Tour was a concert tour by English musician and composer Elton John, in support of his 17th studio album Too Low for Zero . The tour consisted in 24 shows across Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
The tour was scheduled to promote the Too Low for Zero album, released on 30 May 1983. This tour featured the addition of keyboardist and guitarist Fred Mandel (who had recently worked with Davey Johnstone in Alice Cooper’s band) to the traditional line-up of Davey, Dee and Nigel. The tour began at the Addington Showgrounds in Christchurch and covered 22 shows in New Zealand and Australia, ending up with 2 shows in Hong Kong, China, at the Hong Kong Coliseum.Ticket sales were phenomenal - most of the concerts were sold out, breaking all previous records.
|19 February 1984||Christchurch||New Zealand||Addington Showgrounds|
|22 February 1984||Wellington||Wellington Athletic Park|
|25 February 1984||Auckland||Mount Smart Stadium|
|28 February 1984||Melbourne||Australia||Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre|
|29 February 1984|
|1 March 1984|
|2 March 1984|
|3 March 1984|
|6 March 1984||Perth||Perth Entertainment Centre|
|7 March 1984|
|9 March 1984||Adelaide||Memorial Drive Park|
|12 March 1984||Brisbane||Brisbane Festival Hall|
|13 March 1984|
|14 March 1984|
|16 March 1984||Sydney||Sydney Entertainment Centre|
|17 March 1984|
|19 March 1984|
|20 March 1984|
|21 March 1984|
|22 March 1984|
|24 March 1984|
|25 March 1984|
|30 March 1984||Hong Kong||China||Hong Kong Coliseum|
|31 March 1984|
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