Elton John Announces Retirement - But After Final Tour
26 January, 2018, 02:50 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
He also took time to dispel reports in the United Kingdom press that he was ending touring because he was sick saying "I picked up an infection in South America and it knocked me sideways for seven weeks but I still did 96 shows past year".
Legendary singer, pianist and composer Sir Elton John announced that he has chose to retire from touring.
But he also said: "I'm stopping touring - I'm not stopping music".
Last year, Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of shows when he contracted a bacterial infection.
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"After the tour finishes, I'm very much looking forward to coming off the road so I can dedicate more time to raising my children". "This is in 1970 at the Troubadour that it all started", Eltonsays of the famous Los Angeles night club. I don't want to go out with a whimper.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in advance in North America beginning Thursday January 25 at 10 a.m., CST, through Monday January 29 at 10 p.m., CST. While no Australian dates have yet been announced, fans can expect to see Elton John for the final time in late 2019/early 2020, before the tour finally wraps up sometime in 2021. In dates released Wednesday, the tour kicks off in September this year, and Raleigh is the third-to-the-last city in 2019.
John made the announcement after a live performance of his hits "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing". Tickets will go on sale February 2.
Elton John'sFarewell Yellow Brick Road world tour starts in the USA on September 8 with Australian dates due to be announced later this year. VIP tickets will be available via John's website. In December, John played "Crocodile Rock" at a concert in Germany, along with his other hits, including "Philadelphia Freedom" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".
The 70-year-old hitmaker - who has been touring for nearly 50 years - announced his retirement on Wednesday evening ahead of a celebratory concert next week at Madison Square Garden in NY. My priorities now are my children and my husband and my family. He has been performing live since the early 1960s and also had a lucrative recurring show in Las Vegas for the past six years.
The British singer, songwriter and pianist is due to perform alongside Miley Cyrus at Sunday's Grammy Awards and will collect the President's Merit Award. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997", which sold in excess of 33 million copies.
Elton John will stop touring following a massive three-year world tour which begins in the United States this September.
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