Elton John announces massive retirement tour

Elton John announces massive retirement tour

Elton John announces massive retirement tour

Even with thousands of different shows under his belt, John describes "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" as the best production he has ever done.

"Gucci really gets the spirit of Elton John and I can't thank Alessandro enough for it". "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. The tour includes two dates at Staples Center, on January 22 and January 23 of next year.

Talking about his children, Elijah, 5, and Zachary, 7 he said: "I love them so much, I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me". "This is in 1970 at the Troubadour that it all started", Elton says of the famous Los Angeles night club. A pre-sale begins Thursday at 10 a.m., according to the tour publicist.

"It will be the last time that I'm touring and travelling the world, because my priorities have changed", John told several hundred journalists and guests after a mini-concert and virtual reality presentation about his career. At 12:45 p.m. EST, the event opened with a dazzling, psychedelic video going through the singer's biggest hits before cutting to him performing a live version of "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing", followed by a press conference.

Tickets are priced from $249.50 to $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. February 16 through Axs.

The 70-year-old singer, one of the best-selling recording artists in the world over a 50-year career, told a news conference in NY that his priorities have changed after becoming a parent to two children with his husband David Furnish.


Naturally, heartbroken-slash-diehard fans flooded Elton John's site for tickets - and promptly broke it.

John's final Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will start in the U.S. in September and will stretch out to 300 shows which may take several years to complete.

Elton John announced today, in an event with Anderson Cooper, that he will retire from touring after almost 50 years of being on the road nonstop.

Last year, Sir Elton was forced to cancel a series of shows when he contracted a bacterial infection. He has sold 300 million records.

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.

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