Sir Elton John announces retirement from touring

Sir Elton John announces retirement from touring

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Sir Elton John

70-year-old Hall of Fame musician will say goodbye following three-year “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour.

At the end of last month, at an emotional New York press conference, John announced that he will retire from the road after a lengthy tour.

“I’m not going to be touring and traveling the world anymore. My priorities have changed. I have young children,” he told at New York’s Gotham Hall. Before he finishes, however he will spend three years on the road saying goodbye to his fans with a 300-date tour he’s dubbed Farewell Yellow Brick Road.

“That doesn’t mean I won’t still be creative. But I won’t travel anymore. I don’t want to go out with a whimper. I want to go out with a bang. It’ll be the most produced, fantastic show I’ve ever done”.

Many acts – including Cher, Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne have launched farewell tours only to return to the road just a few years later. But John insisted this if for real. The musician did say, however, that after a long break following the conclusion of the tour in 2021, he will continue to write and record.

“I’m 70. I can’t physically do the traveling anymore. I want to be at home. I really want to spend time with my children at home. I’ve had an incredible life, but life is all about change.”

“I definitely want to make a couple more albums, but that will be easy since I can do that at home. I want to see friends. I want to spend time at my house and with my photography collection. I’m really looking forward to this tour and I’m really looking forward to the 300th date.”

After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen him claim his place as a true global icon, Sir Elton John has announced details for his final tour “Farewell Yellow Brick Road”. View all Tour Dates.

Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/elton-john-announces-retirement-from-touring-w515829

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