Goodbye yellow brick road… or should we say goodbye Elton John. The legendary performer is heading out on one last tour, and we’re not ready to say goodbye!
On Wednesday (Jan. 24), the British singer made an announcement to end all announcements in regards to his career. After spending almost all of his life in show business, and recording 30 solo records over the years, John revealed that he’s going on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, and it’s so bittersweet.
“The yellow brick road leads to… The #EltonFarewellTour!” John tweeted alongside an amazing flashback-style video. This will mark the beginning of the end of the “Tiny Dancer” singer’s touring career, and it’s going to be a big one.
“It’ll be a global tour,” John told Anderson Cooper during a press conference that took place simultaneously in New York and London via CBS News. “It is the last time that I’ll be touring and traveling the world because my priorities have changed… I have children and that changed our lives.”
The good news is that although you will no longer be able to see the “I’m Still Standing” singer live on tour, John will not be retiring from music in general. “That doesn’t mean I’m still not going to be creative, but I’m not going to travel anymore,” he said. Thank goodness!
If you want to see John in concert, you will have a lot of chances, because the tour won’t wrap until 2021, and will feature 300 stops along the way. The 70-year-old singer will kick off this epic tour in Allentown, Pennsylvania in October 2018, and travel all over the world for three years to give his touring career a proper farewell.
“It’s a way of going out with a bang,” he said. “I don’t want to go out with a whimper … I want to leave people thinking, ‘God, I saw the last tour and it was fantastic.'”
For more information on John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour click here. PS: Tickets go on sale in the United States on February 2, 2018.
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