Elton John Backstage Pass
  • Elton John Backstage Pass
The North America leg of the tour started on June 12 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The July 7 show in Kansas City, MO, was broadcast live on nationwide radio, and this leg of the tour ended after three nights at Madison Square Garden on August 7, 1982. Two nights before, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon had come out on stage to embrace Elton after he played his tribute to the late John Lennon, Empty Garden, for the first time in New York since the musician's death.