Elton John Farewell Tour Before Retiring

26 January, 2018, 02:46 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • British singer Sir Elton John delivers a speech after receiving a Crystal Award from the hands of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Chairperson and Co Founder during a ceremony ahead of the World Economic Forum 2018 annual meeting. Pictu

Ever the showman, John also revealed that Gucci designer Alessandro Michele will be creating a fantastical costume wardrobe for the tour.

Back in the summer of 2012, when Sir Elton John's Tower Festival Headland concert was cut short by high winds and rain, the megastar singer pledged "I'll make it up to you and I'll come back again".

Pop legend Elton John on Wednesday announced a final tour, saying he intends to retire, stop traveling and spend more time with his family.

"I want to leave people thinking, I saw the last tour and it was fantastic", he added.

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The full interview will air on Thursday's GMA which starts at 7 a.m. ET.

"It is the last time that I will be touring and travelling the world because my priorities have changed in my life", he said. The bespectacled icon announced in a live-streamed press conference in New York City that he would be retiring from touring. Tickets will go on sale February 2.

He will kick off a mammoth tour of more than 300 dates, labelled Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, in the U.S. on September 8th as he covers five continents over three years.

Elton John confirms he will be embarking on a marathon farewell tour. In December, John played "Crocodile Rock" at a concert in Germany, along with his other hits, including "Philadelphia Freedom" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

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"My priorities in my life are now my children, my husband, my family", John, 70, told CNN's Anderson Cooper at a lavish event at Gotham Hall in Manhattan on Wednesday, after performing "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing".

Chester's conducting string quartets for Coldplay's Chris Martin, a choir for Lady Gaga, and he's rehearsing John's band at Madison Square Garden for the singer's Grammy duet performance with Miley Cyrus on Sunday's 7:30 p.m. CBS telecast. "Diamonds" the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton's 40th UK Top 40 album in the process, reaching Gold status before the end of the year.

Sir Elton will arrive in Europe in April 2019.

These exclusive offers can include premium tickets, on-stage photo opportunities at Elton John's piano, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs and custom merchandise. The recording sold millions of copies and raised millions of euros for charity.

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