Elton John is saying goodbye to the road, finishing up his incredible career with a three-year “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. The music icon’s final tour will begin in the U.S. on September 8, 2018 and will hit five continents, with the superstar performing for his fans during more than 300 planned shows. The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will travel through North America, Europe in April 2019, Asia in November 2019, Australasia in December 2019, and South America in March 2020. Elton John will wrap up his farewell tour in North America in 2021.
“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 “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.”
The following information was released regarding ticket sales: “Tickets for initial shows listed below go on sale to the general public beginning February 2 at 10 a.m. local. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at EltonJohn.com. 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.
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). Tickets for the tour will be available through registration using Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration opens Wednesday January 24 and continues until Saturday January 27. Pre-sale will begin Tuesday January 30 at 10 a.m. and run through Wednesday January 31 at 10 p.m. (all times are local); supplies are limited. Registration is required to participate in the TM Verified Fan Pre-sale.”