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Elton John Announces Farewell Tour

Elton John

Elton John is calling it quits after 50 years on the road.

British newspaper The Daily Mirror reports that the music legend will retire from performing live after one final world tour.

John, 70, is set to announce his decision Wednesday at a joint press conference in New York and London, which will also be livestreamed on the musician’s website.

The singer’s representatives would not confirm the report before the press conference.

The “Rocket Man” singer has recently struggled with health issues.

During a South American tour last year, John contracted a rare bacterial infection that landed the musician in the hospital and caused him to cancel several Las Vegas show dates.

Epic Three-Year Final “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour Dates Announced

Tickets go on sale for the General Public in North America beginning Friday February 2, 2018

  • American Express Pre-sale in North America to begin Thursday January 25 at 10 a.m. local
  • Announcement of 300+ Date Tour by Elton John at Press Q&A during Tech-Infused Event with exclusive VR180 live stream supported by YouTube at Gotham Hall, New York City
  • Simultaneous Live Broadcast to Special Events in London and Los Angeles
  • Watch live stream again at
  • Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Global Tour Starts in the U.S. on September 8 2018, Reaching Europe in April 2019, Asia in November 2019, Australasia in December 2019 and into 2020, South America in March 2020, before returning to Europe and the UK late 2020 and finishing in North America in 2021
  • Further Info and Ticketing Details to be Announced in the Coming Months

“It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.” – Elton John