Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Elton John Announces Retirement: A Look Back At His Memorable Onstage Style

British singer Sir Elton John delivers a speech after receiving a Crystal Award from the hands of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Chairperson and Co Founder during a ceremony ahead of the World Economic Forum 2018 annual meeting. Pictu Goodbye, performing on the road: Elton John announces farewell tour, including Tampa concert
| 26 January, 2018, 02:51

Elton John's farewell tour is coming to the North Carolina, but it's going to be a while before it gets here. "I can honestly say that the deepest longings of my heart are satisfied", John said in response to a Scottish cardinal's remarks about homosexuality.

While John has appeared to be in good health, past year he canceled dates in South America after he contracted a bacterial infection. "And I thought the time is right to say thank you to all my fans around the world globally and to say goodbye and just to have a breathe".

John, often known as Sir Elton after a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, has generated decades of hits such as "I'm Still Standing", "Rocket Man", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". American Express cardholders can purchase presale tickets starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour", which will start September 8 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will include shows at Madison Square Garden on October 18-19 and November 8, as well as a stop at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 8, 2019.

The 70-year-old singer, known for countless hit songs like "Tiny Dancer" and "Candle in the Wind", announced his decision at a highly anticipated press conference at Gotham Hall in NY on Wednesday, which was streamed live online. Tickets will go on sale February 2.


Speaking at a gala event in NY, the 70-year-old singer said his final global tour would open on September 8 and last until 2021.

He also uploaded a brief clip of his past tours to YouTube and promoted an event at London's Kings Cross Station, where an augmented reality version of John plays a grand piano. John also revealed that his health was not the reason for his retirement, but it was because he wanted to focus on husband David Furnish and two sons Elijah and Zachary.

Chester's conducting string quartets for Coldplay's Chris Martin, a choir for Lady Gaga, and he's rehearsing John's band at Madison Square Garden for the singer's Grammy duet performance with Miley Cyrus on Sunday's 7:30 p.m. CBS telecast.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour will play Raleigh's PNC Arena on March 12, 2019.

John's theatrics have made him a top attraction in Las Vegas. John launched his first tour in 1970 and boasts having performed over 4,000 times in more than 80 countries. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997", which sold over 33 million copies.

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