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Elton John: Farewell Tour's March 2019 Show To Be His Last, Ever
At a special announcement with Anderson Cooper in New York on Jan. 24, Elton John revealed the 300 dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour and shared his plans to make it his last, forever. "I've had an incredible life, but life is all about change," he said.
"I want to see friends. I want to spend time at my house," said Sir Elton. "I'm really looking forward to this tour and I'm really looking forward to the 300th date." He warned that we should expect it to be spectacular because he plans "to go out with a bang."
Fortunately one of these precious days away from the kids will be the concert "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" on Jan. 30 in New York. Performers Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban will take the opportunity to echo back and reinterpret some of Elton John's heartfelt messages that are now deeply embedded in our culture.
Although friends speculate that performing is unlikely to be something Elton John can do without, slowing down in one's 70s can also provide a springboard for a new chapter of life.
The yellow brick road leads to... The #EltonFarewellTour!
Get tickets for Elton's final tour and watch the incredible Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour launch video at https://t.co/fEQsOiiRjO. pic.twitter.com/pyiPP3KHuN
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) January 24, 2018
This "doesn't mean I won't still be creative," he observed, pointing out that performing can happen so long as it keeps him close to home. While the last dates of John's final tour will take place in 2021, we can expect this man of music to continue touching our lives and reaching our hearts forever.