Get Tone Deaf to your inbox daily

Stay on top of the most important music news and interviews each day, delivered free, direct to your inbox.

Elton John blasts security after guards remove woman from Perth show

Press photo of music icon Elton John

Elton John has kicked off his Australian tour in a memorable way, directing an expletive-laden rant towards security guards in Perth over the weekend.

Over the weekend, music legend Elton John performed the first two dates of his final-ever Australian tour in Perth.

Delivering setlists that serve as something of a collection of his greatest hits, fans were undoubtedly stoked to be able to see the iconic musician one final time on local shores.

However, as The Age reports, Perth fans managed to get a little more than they bargained for during the gig, with John letting the obscenities fly towards the security guards at HBF Stadium.

Performing at Sunday night’s show, Elton John took note of a pair of security guards who were ushering a female patron out of the venue just past the show’s mid-way point, and was quick to speak up in regards to the apparent injustice.

“Hey, you two security guards with the girl. Fuck off,” Elton could be heard saying. “Let her up here immediately. Come on you cunts.

“Morons. Both of you morons. You don’t treat girls like that,” he added. “Leave her alone you turds.”

Check out Elton John’s onstage outburst:

While it’s currently unclear as to why the patron was being escorted out of the venue, Today Perth presenter Louise Momber explained that Elton John’s outburst was mystifying, and completely at odds with the rest of the performance.

“He was so angry,” Momber explained. “He said he can’t stand violence against women and had to say something.

“He sang the next song and then immediately apologised for his rant – but said it’s something he’s really passionate about.

“It was certainly a side of Sir Elton I’d never seen before,” she added. “One of the biggest music stars in the world – and he took on Perth security guards.”

Elton John is set to continue his Australian tour this Wednesday in Adelaide, touring around the rest of the country before eventually wrapping it all up on February 1st.

Check out ‘Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting’ by Elton John:

Play

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Australia 2019-2020

Remaining Dates

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Botanic Park Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Botanic Park Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek

Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, December 21st, 2019
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Monday, December 23rd, 2019
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday, January 14th, 2020
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, January 18th, 2020
A Day On The Green
Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, January 19th, 2020
A Day On The Green
Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Carrington Park, Bathurst, NSW
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Hanging Rock, Woodend, VIC
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Hanging Rock, Woodend, VIC
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
A Day On The Green
All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, January 31st, 2020
A Day On The Green
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
A Day On The Green
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC
Tickets: Ticketmaster