We’ve recently announced “The Farewell Tour” by the mighty Slayer, and now it appears that another musical legend has decided that it’s time to say goodbye to their touring life. Yes my friends, the great Sir Elton John has announced his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” final tour. I’ve culled the information below from his official website along with the dates. Check it out.
The Press Release:
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, Elton has announced via an exclusive VR180 Live Stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.
“It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.” Elton John
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 and the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021.
The initial shows are up now on the tour page and go on sale beginning Friday, February 2. Register your interest to be updated when additional shows are announced around the world. These dates mark Elton’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. The 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.
“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe. I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour.” Elton John
Tickets for the first shows in North America go on sale to the general public beginning February 2 at 10 a.m. local time.
The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’ pre-sale is powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan (Ticketmaster’s fan-first technology, built to help artists combat ticket bots and get tickets into the hands of fans that intend to go to the event). Registration is open now for North America and continues until Saturday January 27, with the presale beginning on Tuesday, January 30 at 10 a.m. and run through Wednesday, January 31 at 10 p.m. (all times are local). Registration is required to participate in the Verified Fan Pre-sale so register now. Register for Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale Tickets. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in advance in North America beginning Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. local time, through Monday, January 29 at 10 p.m. local time.
A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale starting Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. local time. These exclusive offers can include premium tickets, on-stage photo opportunities at Elton John’s piano, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs, custom merchandise and much more. Buy VIP Packages
Additional shows across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the UK will be announced in the coming months. Register your interest now to be notified when new shows are added, and tickets go on presale and general sale.
Elton John is proud to be the world’s first artist to partner with PEEX, unlocking superior sound quality from any seat in the house with their new wearable technology. The news was announced to the world in the very manner that has defined Elton and his creative output over a dazzling career – innovative, daring and constantly taking bold strides into the future.
Centered around a marquee event at Gotham Hall in New York City – and simultaneously transmitted to venues in Los Angeles and London – the immersive experience used latest in live-broadcast technology from YouTube and cutting-edge motion capture, to revisit some of the defining moments that set Elton on his unstoppable path to global superstardom. Transformation, after all, is part of Elton’s DNA, and he adeptly used the latest technology to help him defy space and time, connecting his past and future.
“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.” Elton John
The Tour Dates:
9/8/2018 — Allentown, PA — PPL Center
9/11/2018 — Philadelphia, PA — The Wells Fargo Center
9/12/2018 — Philadelphia, PA — The Wells Fargo Center
9/15/2018 — Buffalo, NY — KeyBank Center
9/16/2018 — University Park, PA — Bryce Jordan Center
9/19/2018 — Hartford, CT — XL Center
9/21/2018 — Washington DC — Capital One Arena
9/22/2018 — Washington DC — Capital One Arena
9/25/2018 — Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre
9/26/2018 — Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre
9/28/2018 — Ottawa, ON — Canadian Tire Centre
9/29/2018 — Québec City, QC — Videotron Centre
10/4/2018 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
10/6/2018 — Boston, MA — TD Garden
10/10/2018 — Pittsburgh, PA — PPG Paints Arena
10/12/2018 — Detroit, MI — Little Caesars Arena
10/15/2018 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
10/18/2018 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
10/19/2018 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
10/23/2018 — Louisville, KY — KFC Yum! Center
10/24/2018 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
10/26/2018 — Chicago, IL — United Center
10/27/2018 — Chicago, IL — United Center
10/30/2018 — St. Louis, MO — Scottrade Center
11/2/2018 — Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center
11/3/2018 — Cleveland, OH — Quicken Loans Arena
11/8/2018 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
11/23/2018 — Sunrise, FL — BB&T Center
11/24/2018 — Miami, FL — AmericanAirlines Arena
11/27/2018 — Orlando, FL — Amway Center
11/28/2018 — Tampa, FL — Amalie Arena
11/30/2018 — Atlanta, GA — Philips Arena
12/1/2018 — Atlanta, GA — Philips Arena
12/4/2018 — Birmingham, AL — Legacy Arena at The BJCC
12/6/2018 — New Orleans, LA — Smoothie King Center
12/8/2018 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center
12/9/2018 — Houston, TX — Toyota Center
12/12/2018 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center
12/14/2018 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
12/15/2018 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
1/11/2019 — Boise, ID — Taco Bell Arena
1/12/2019 — Portland, OR — Moda Center
1/15/2019 — Fresno, CA — Save Mart Center
1/16/2019 — Sacramento, CA — Golden1 Center
1/18/2019 — Oakland, CA — Oracle Arena
1/19/2019 — San Jose, CA — SAP Center at San Jose
1/22/2019 — Los Angeles, CA — STAPLES Center
1/23/2019 — Los Angeles, CA — STAPLES Center
1/26/2019 — Glendale, AZ — Gila River Arena
1/29/2019 — San Diego, CA — Valley View Casino Center
2/7/2019 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
2/9/2019 — Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
2/12/2019 — Omaha, NE — CenturyLink Center
2/13/2019 — Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
2/19/2019 — Milwaukee, WI — Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
2/21/2019 — Minneapolis, MN — Target Center
2/27/2019 — Cincinnati, OH — U.S. Bank Arena
3/1/2019 — Albany, NY — Times Union Center
3/8/2019 — Brooklyn, NY — Barclays Center
3/12/2019 – Raleigh, NC — PNC Arena
3/13/2019 — Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena
3/15/2019 — Jacksonville, FL — Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I was growing up as a young music fan, there was the chance to become more interested in Rock and Roll based on Elton’s earliest works. It’s without question that this was some surefire quality songwriting. Sir Elton John is a legend that other legends look up to an while he will be retiring from the live scene, his interest in continuing albums is a good thing. I’ve never gotten to see him perform live and only have the officially released videos to enjoy along with the bevy of classic clips when he was complete Rock and Roll spectacle. Does anyone remember the Donald Duck costume or Captain Fantastic? Great stuff. This three year run will likely have a LOT more tour dates announced and probably even a second leg to many of the places that he has already unveiled. What do you readers think about this news? Will you miss him? Have you caught him before in the olden days or more recently with his contemporary hits? Chime in down in the comments section below. All topical submissions will be approved.
Official Website: http://www.eltonjohn.com