After decades of performing, Elton John, one of the world’s most beloved musicians, is embarking on his final tour. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour began in September of 2018 and will continue until 2021. The U.S. leg of the tour will be ending on November 16th of this year, which means American fans now have a limited amount of time left to see the one and only Elton John on his last tour ever.
With over 30 studio albums to show for his 50-year career, it wouldn’t be possible to include all the fan favorites on the tour, but it will include his most popular songs.
The 1973 funky hit “Bennie and the Jets” became number 1 on the Hot 100 within weeks, and is the opening song on the tour setlist. The legendary 1970 “Your Song” is considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time. It has been covered by multiple artists, including Lady Gaga and Ellie Goulding, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. “Candle in the Wind”, originally released in 1974, was rewritten in 1997 as a tribute to the late Princess Diana. The 1997 version became the biggest selling single of all time.
Expect to be taken on a musical journey through some of Elton John’s most famous creations and some of his lesser known gems, all in one night. The show is complete with flashing lights, elaborate stage uniforms and confetti during the final song to end the night. At 72 years old, Elton John still has great energy and enthusiasm on stage. He smiles and takes a bow after every song, acknowledging the crowd throughout the show and making it a more personal experience for the audience.
Below are a few of the remaining stops along the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour:
- T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV (September 6th and 7th)
- Chase Center – San Francisco, CA (September 13th and 15th)
- Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN (October 28th)
- State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA (November 1st and 2nd)
- Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA (November 8th and 9th)
- TD Garden – Boston, MA (November 15th)
- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY (November 16th)
During opening night of the tour in Allentown, PA, Sir Elton John spoke to the crowd and explained why he decided to stop touring, “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve given to me these past 50 years, but I have the most beautiful family and I really need to spend more time with them. I know you understand since a lot of you have children of your own. I just want to be there for them and that’s why I’m doing this tour. It’s to say thank you and say goodbye to touring.”
We thank you too, Elton.
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