After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen Elton John claim his place as a true global icon, the superstar today announced via an exclusive VR180 live stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.
Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8, 2018, the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before. The tour will make a stop at Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM.
“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said Elton. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”
“It is truly an honor to be associated with Elton John, one of music and pop culture’s most legendary, innovative and unrivaled performers,” said Jay Marciano, Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents, promoters of the global ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. “In a manner and style that could only be conceived by such a renowned artist, Elton’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ concerts will be the ultimate and final opportunity for his millions of fans around the world to experience this generation’s most incomparable and iconic entertainer.”
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Singer and composer, five-time Grammy winner and recipient of the coveted Grammy Legend Award in 2001. He has sold over 250 million records worldwide, and is also the man behind the best selling single of all time. That song was ‘Candle in the Wind’ and the man in question is of course, Elton John. Right here at Eventful is where you'll find all the latest news on Elton John tour dates 2011, including those much-sought after Elton John Las Vegas shows which will mark the beginning of the star's three-year residency at the famous Colosseum at Caesar's Palace.
Known for the electrifying performances, iconic songs and the flawless vocal prowess of the man himself, Elton John tour dates are undoubtedly some of the most eagerly anticipated events on music calendars the world over. Indeed, the most recent Elton John concert schedule which is currently in motion, sees Elton John tour dates taking place everywhere from the U.K, U.S. and Ireland, to Canada, mainland Europe and New Zealand.
Music is in his blood. He began playing piano at the age of three, and at just 11 years old, Elton John won a junior scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Music. However, from there, the journey to the top of the charts was neither quick, nor easy. Before the sold out Elton John tour dates of today were but a glimmer in his eye, the star honed his craft and paid his dues, singing in a choir, securing weekly piano / singing gigs in local pubs, and exploring the group and band scene with various other musicians. Indeed, it was from Elton Dean and Long John Baldry - the saxophonist and frontman of ‘Bluesology’ (Elton John’s first band) – that the now legendary star took his stage name.
Elton John first met long-time songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin in 1967 after they both responded to a talent-seeking advert in the New Musical Express. At this point in time, the two have collaborated on over 30 albums.
When the megastar isn’t devoting all his time and energy to those Elton John tour dates, he is a fierce supporter of AIDS research, having lost many of his own friends to the disease. In 1992, Elton John established his own charity, the Elton John Aids Foundation which now stands today as one of the world’s leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations working to promote HIV prevention, as well as providing support for HIV/AIDS sufferers. Elton John is also passionately involved in efforts to rid society of the stigma attached to the disease, as well as the discrimination so often directed towards HIV/AIDS sufferers.
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