Elton John Adds Dates to Farewell Tour

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Elton John wasn’t kidding when he indicated that his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour would extend over three years. The celebration, which began September 8, 2018, now has dates through December 2020. The new performances are part of what he promises will be an extended goodbye, encompassing 300 dates.

The performer originally announced the tour on January 24, 2018, via a live streamed press conference. Read our recap of opening night here.

The concerts typically feature 24 songs of the performer’s classic rock hits including such favorites as “Your Song,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Burn Down the Mission.” One highlight has been a rollicking version of “Levon.”

Watch him perform “Levon” on September 16, 2018

At the original press conference, John said the tour will encompass as much as three years and 300 dates. He said he expects to perform on “every continent” before he calls it quits.

Through July 4, the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, had earned $169 million at the worldwide box-office. With $86 million in the U.S., it’s now the 4th-biggest music biopic of all-time but it has a long way to go to achieve the lofty numbers achieved by Bohemian Rhapsody. The latter, at $216 million in the U.S., shattered the previous record holder: Straight Outta Compton, with $161mm.

Related: Our review of Rocketman

Watch him perform “I’m Still Standing” on June 13, 2019

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

2019

Jul 07 – Lucca, Italy – Piazza Napoleone

Sep 04 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sep 06 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sep 07 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Sep 10 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Sep 11 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Sep 13 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sep 15 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sep 17 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Sep 18 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Sep 21 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sep 22 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sep 24 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Sep 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Sep 28 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Oct 01 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
Oct 02 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
Oct 04 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Oct 05 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
Oct 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum (rescheduled)
Oct 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Oct 23 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Oct 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Oct 28 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct 30 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
Nov 01 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Nov 02 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Nov 04 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (rescheduled)
Nov 06 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Nov 08 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov 11 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Nov 15 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov 16 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Nov 30 – Perth, WA – HBF Park
Dec 01 – Perth, WA – HBF Park
Dec 04 – Adelaide, SA – Botanic Park Adelaide
Dec 05 – Adelaide, SA – Botanic Park Adelaide
Dec 07 – Geelong, VIC – Mt Duneed Estate
Dec 10 – Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
Dec 11 – Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
Dec 14 – Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
Dec 15 – Melbourne, VIC – Rod Laver Arena
Dec 18 – Brisbane, QLD – Brisbane Ent. Centre
Dec 19 – Brisbane, QLD – Brisbane Ent. Centre
Dec 21 – Sydney, NSW – ICC Sydney Theatre
Dec 23 – Sydney, NSW – ICC Sydney Theatre

2020

Jan 07 – Sydney, NSW – Qudos Bank Arena
Jan 09 – Sydney, NSW – Qudos Bank Arena
Jan 11 – Hunter Valley, NSW – Hope Estate
Jan 12 – Hunter Valley, NSW – Hope Estate
Jan 14 – Sydney, NSW – Qudos Bank Arena
Jan 16 – Brisbane, QLD – Brisbane Ent. Centre
Jan 18 – Mount Cotton, QLD – Sirromet Wines
Jan 19 – Mount Cotton, QLD – Sirromet Wines
Jan 22 – Bathurst, NSW – Carrington Park
Jan 25 – Woodend, VIC – Hanging Rock
Jan 26 – Woodend, VIC – Hanging Rock
Jan 29 – Rutherglen, VIC – All Saints Estate
Jan 31 – Yarra Valley, VIC – Rochford Wines
Feb 01 – Yarra Valley, VIC – Rochford Wines
Feb 04 – Dunedin, NZ – Forsyth Barr Stadium
Feb 06 – Hawke’s Bay, NZ – Mission Estate Winery
Feb 15 – Hawke’s Bay, NZ – Mission Estate Winery
Feb 16 – Auckland, NZ – Mt Smart Stadium
Feb 18 – Auckland, NZ – Mt Smart Stadium
Feb 20 – Auckland, NZ – Mt Smart Stadium
Feb 22 – Melbourne, VIC – AAMI Park
Feb 25 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – C.ex Coffs Intl. Stadium
Feb 26 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – C.ex Coffs Intl. Stadium
Feb 29 – Townsville, QLD – North Queensland Stadium
Mar 03 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Sunshine Coast Stadium
Mar 04 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Sunshine Coast Stadium
Mar 07 – Sydney, NSW – Bankwest Stadium

Oct 10 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 11 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 13 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Nov 04 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 06 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 07 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 09 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
Nov 11 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
Nov 13 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Nov 14 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Nov 17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Nov 20 – Aberdeen, UK – P&J Live
Nov 21 – Aberdeen, UK – P&J Live
Nov 24 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
Nov 25 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
Nov 28 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Nov 30 – Belfast, UK – The SSE Arena
Dec 02 – London, UK – The O2
Dec 04 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
Dec 07 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
Dec 09 – London, UK – The O2
Dec 11 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Dec 14 – London, UK – The O2
Dec 16 – London, UK – The O2

Tickets are available here and here.

Related: Links for 100s of classic rock tours

On Nov. 14, 2018, U.K. high-end department store chain, John Lewis and Partners, released an extended clip of their Christmas season advertisement. The video features Elton John performing “Your Song,” at various stages of his career (with occasional stand-ins).

Watch the remarkable clip

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