The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour
Having toured relentlessly since 1970, playing almost 4,600 shows in 80 countries in the ensuing half a century, Elton made the decision in 2017 that it was time to come off the road so he could fully embrace the next important chapter of his life and dedicate more time to his family. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour subsequently broke records, pushed boundaries and shattered expectations in a five year period of celebratory activity that solidified Elton’s status in the very highest echelons of popular culture across the generations.
It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.
From Allentown, Philadelphia on 8 September 2018
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.