In January, John announced his retirement from performing, 50 years after he met his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. He made the decision so he could spend more time with his two sons, who will be 10 and eight when the tour finishes in 2021.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, because youve only got one more chance to get tickets to the Rocket Mans last tour
John said his decision to retire from live performance had nothing to do with his wellbeing: If youre going to do 300 shows, youre not in ill health. He also stated that he will continue to make music.
Elton John announces UK dates of Farewell Yellow Brick Road retirement world tour – how to get tickets
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Elton John in Chicago. Photograph: Daniel Boczarski/Redferns The tour – named for Johns 1973 album – opened in Pennsylvania on 8 September. Rolling Stone described the spectacle as the most bombastic, elaborate, high-tech arena show hes ever attempted. It includes videos by photographer David LaChapelle and animator Alan Aldridge.
The show, divided into two parts, spans Johns career, and has a 24-song setlist that includes curios from his 1970 album Tumbleweed Connection and his 1971 album Madman Across the Water. The reviews have been positive. Hardly a sad night but more of a celebration of the career of one of musics true living legends, said the New York Post.
Elton John coming back to Dublin and Belfast in 2020 Music
Read more The tour will visit five continents and conclude in 2021. By the end of this week, more than half a million people will have seen it. John was recently named the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, with 68 entries including nine No 1 singles and 27 Top 10 hits.
In 2016, John announced he was writing an autobiography, Crazy Life. Written with Guardian music critic Alexis Petridis, it is to be published in 2019 by Henry Holt in the US and Pan Macmillan in the UK. The singer has hinted at some of the books contents, calling it a no-holds-barred account of his 50-year career. An Elton John biopic called Rocketman will hit screens next May.
6 November 2020: O2 arena, London7 November: O2 Arena, London9 November: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham11 November: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham13 November: Echo Arena, Liverpool14 November: Echo Arena, Liverpool17 November: Manchester Arena20 November: Events Complex, Aberdeen21 November: Events Complex, Aberdeen24 November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow25 November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow7 December: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Elton John has today announced details of new UK dates for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.
The dates, all penned for 2020, will see John perform farewell gigs in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Leeds. The full list of UK dates can be found below.