Riding on the success of the previous two tours Elton John and Billy Joel once again hit the stadiums. The tour had previously only toured in the United States and Canada, but this time they visited Australia,  New Zealand, Japan  and Europe,  avoiding any North American cities. John performed the show without him, but he performed several of Joel's songs. Joel stated in that he would no longer tour with Elton because it restrains his setlists. Quotations related to Face to Face at Wikiquote.