After an electrifying career that reinvented the musical landscape with unforgettable songs and show-stopping performances, Elton John has established himself as an incomparable voice that has forever carved some of the most memorable lyrics into the hearts of music lovers for the past five decades and for generations to come. Now, at the age of 71, the pop royalty legend has embarked on his final adieu to his global audiences, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
John has painted new and visionary colors into sound for over half a century, and his creative achievements have captivated fans all over the world and encouraged musicians of every age to imagine bright and brilliant futures full of limitless dreams.
John has challenged the norms and pushed the boundaries as one of the most ornately iconic acts in history, but his true gift to the world has always been the pure beauty of his song. Even without the frills of his usual exciting wardrobe and eccentric taste, as just a man and his piano, John has touched the world as an unparalleled songwriter, crafting music and lyrics to express every emotion on the human spectrum.
Although from the U.K., John showed his global appeal through his variety of locally inspired genres—from song to song, John hints at southern blues and gospel, urban R&B and boogie-woogie, and the wild wonder of country western tunes with lyrics longing for the freedom of an open road and a melody yearning to travel coast to coast. As over the top as John tended to be, his heart remained purely simple in his quest to fashion songs for the hopes, dreams, and heartaches of humanity.
But of course, like everything John does, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour is anything but a simple goodbye. In his signature style, John has crafted an extraordinarily grand, elaborate, and colorful show that is said to surpass any arena concert he has ever performed. John has fashioned a glitzy and glamorous, high-tech production that will highlight the beauty of all of his fan favorites from the past with even more vibrant flair than before.
“Performing live fuels me, and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” John said in an official statement on his website. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour…It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.”
You’ll want to be sure to secure your tickets to this highly-anticipated, once-in-a-lifetime event, as this will be your very last chance to witness Elton John classics performed by the man himself. This bittersweet truth will be evident in every moment of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour as John spends ample time on each one of the hits that defined moments and memories throughout the years. From upbeat jukebox favorites like “Crocodile Rock” and “Bennie and the Jets” to the sweetly somber sentiments of “Tiny Dancer” and “Your Song,” John will fill you with wondrous reminders of what these songs have meant to you over the ages, as you bid farewell to the yellow brick road and the man who brought it to life.