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Elton John and band in Detroit

Saturday 13 October 2001 @ 22:42 - GMT

Elton John and band were in Detroit on October 13th at the Joe Louis Arena motoring through a conveyer belt of metal-bashing hits! Ok, so Ed. likes cars!

Among the highlights of this last gig before returning to the Face to Face act with Billy Joel - Elton played US anthem Star Spangled Banner, and then introduced Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters by saying he is British, but feels like an Honorary yank, and this song is for everyone in New York. He then exclaimed:: "Let's get those bastards!", a reference perceived to be aimed at the Afghan Taliban and terror group Al-Queda, which brought a standing ovation from the previously timid crowd. Unusual for a US crowd to be timid!

 

The complete set list from the Detroit show on October 13, 2001:

  1. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  2. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  3. Bennie And The Jets
  4. Philadelphia Freedom
  5. Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes
  6. The Wasteland
  7. Rocket Man
  8. Daniel
  9. I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
  10. This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
  11. (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
  12. I Want Love
  13. Birds
  14. Country Comfort
  15. Take Me To The Pilot
  16. The Star Spangled Banner
  17. Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
  18. Holiday Inn
  19. Tiny Dancer
  20. Levon
  21. American Triangle
  22. Original Sin
  23. I'm Still Standing
  24. The Bitch Is Back
  25. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
  26. Your Song
  27. Crocodile Rock
  28. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me