ELTON JOHN ANNOUNCES UPCOMING “FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD” TOUR DATES
Superstar Elton John will kick off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Allentown, PA on Saturday, Sept. 8 with a high-energy set packed with songs from his legendary catalog. The three-year, sold out tour will take the audience on a musical and visual journey with never-before-seen graphics and video content from his incredible 50-year career.
The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour has teamed up with Twickets, the global fan-to-fan ticket marketplace on his upcoming tour as a safe and secure place for fans to buy or sell spare tickets. Twickets enables fans to ethically resell event tickets they can no longer use to other fans for no more than the face value of the original ticket, helping to combat the secondary ticketing market. To resell your spare tickets or buy a fan-to-fan ticket, please visit http://eltonjohn.twickets.live
“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.”
The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, in front of an estimated 6 million to 7 million fans before the tours conclusion in 2021.
The U.S. dates became the fastest selling American Express presale of all time, selling 450,000 tickets on the first day, with 76 of the dates selling out instantly. 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.
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ABOUT ELTON JOHN: Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997,” which sold over 33 million copies. ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process, reaching Gold status before the end of the year. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are 5 GRAMMYs including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honors, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.” Only a few days ago, he received the Crystal Award for this long-standing fight against HIV/AIDS at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $400 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
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