1. Elton John to Retire from Touring
After more than 50 years in the music industry, Elton John has announced his retirement from touring. The iconic singer made the announcement during a press conference at New York’s Gotham Hall, saying that he will be embarking on a three-year farewell tour called “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.”
“This is the end of something I’ve been doing for a very, very long time,” John said. “I’m not going to be touring anymore after this.”
The 70-year-old John has been one of the most successful and popular musicians of all time, selling more than 300 million records and earning five Grammy Awards. He has also been a tireless touring artist, performing more than 3,000 concerts over the course of his career.
The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will begin in the United States in September 2018 and will include more than 300 shows in five continents. John said that the tour will be a “celebration” of his life and music.
“My priorities have changed,” John said. “I have young children… and I don’t want to miss them growing up.”
The singer also said that he wanted to go out “while I’m still alive and still doing well.”
“I want to leave a legacy,” John said. “I want to leave something behind that people can enjoy.”
The announcement of John’s retirement has been met with mixed reactions from fans. Some are sad to see the singer go, while others are excited to see him embark on one final tour.
either way, there’s no doubt that Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will be a must-see event for any fan of his incredible music.
2. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Hello, friends and fans of Elton John!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a year since Elton John announced his retirement from touring. After an incredible, decades-long career, the “Rocket Man” is finally hanging up his touring boots.
But before he does, he’s going out with a bang with his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. Launching in September 2018, the tour will take Elton John all around the world and will be his last chance to perform live for his millions of fans.
The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour is already proving to be a huge success, with tickets selling out in minutes. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, you’re in for an incredible show. Elton John is known for his spectacular live performances, and this tour is sure to be no different.
So what can you expect from the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour? Here’s everything you need to know.
One of the best things about Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour is the setlist. Elton John is playing all of his greatest hits, from “Bennie and the Jets” to “Rocket Man” to “Candle in the Wind.”
In addition to his classic hits, Elton John is also performing some deeper cuts that he’s never played live before. These include “All the Girls Love Alice,” “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” and “Levon.”
For diehard fans, this setlist is a dream come true. And even if you’re not familiar with all of Elton John’s music, you’re sure to enjoy hearing his greatest hits performed live.
Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour features an incredible stage design. Inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,” the stage features a giant yellow brick road that leads to a giant Emerald City.
The stage also features a giant video screen that will be used to show visuals throughout the show. And of course, there are plenty of py
3. Elton John’s Final Concert
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Elton John took to the stage of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for his final concert. The concert, titled “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” was the culmination of a three-year, 300-date farewell tour.
Elton John’s setlist spanned his entire career, from his early hits like “Your Song” and “Rocket Man” to his more recent work like “The Bitch is Back” and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.” He was joined on stage by a number of special guests, including his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, as well as Billy Joel, John Legend, and the Zac Brown Band.
The concert was an emotional affair, with Elton John visibly moved by the occasion. He took a moment to thank his fans for their support over the years, and to reflect on his own mortality. “I am a survivor,” he said. “I have been through a lot in my life, and I am still standing.”
The concert ended with a rousing rendition of “I’m Still Standing,” after which Elton John took his final bow. It was a fitting end to a incredible career and a moving send-off for one of the greatest musicians of our time.
4. The End of an Era
It was a sad day for music lovers around the world as Elton John took to the stage for the last time as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The iconic singer-songwriter has been entertaining fans for over five decades and has amassed a huge catalogue of hits. His final show took place in his hometown of Birmingham, England, and was a fitting send-off for such a legendary artist.
The concert started with a video montage of some of Elton’s most memorable moments, set to the tune of his 1974 hit “Bennie and the Jets”. This was followed by a performance of “The Bitch is Back”, with Elton joining his band on stage dressed in his trademark sequined jumpsuit. He then proceeded to play a string of hits including “Rocket Man”, “Tiny Dancer”, and “Candle in the Wind”.
The show was an emotional affair, with Elton often pausing to reflect on his incredible career. He spoke of how much he loved performing and how he would miss his fans, but assured them that he would be back to visit them again in the future. The concert ended with a rousing rendition of “I’m Still Standing”, leaving the crowd on their feet and cheering for more.
It was a bittersweet night as we said goodbye to one of the greatest musicians of our time. Elton John has given us so many wonderful memories and will continue to do so through his music. Thank you, Elton, for everything.