Elton JohnElton John Announces North American Farewell Tour

Elton John is saying goodbye to the Yellow Brick Road for real. The legendary music star announced that he is retiring from the road, but not before embarking on one last world tour to say goodbye to his legions of fans.

John announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour during a press conference in New York City that was streamed live on his website. “My life has changed. My priorities have changed. My priorities are my children and my husband,” the singer explained. “I thought the time was right to say thank you to my fans around the world.”

He went on to say that to “properly” say goodbye, his final tour will cover 300 shows over three years. Promising that the tour will feature “the best production we’ve ever done,” John revealed that he’s partnering with Gucci, who will design his stage outfits as well as merchandise for pop-up shops.

“We want to go out properly. We want to go out with a bang, not a whimper,” John said. John also made it clear that while he’s retiring from touring, he will continue to create and write new music,

North American Tour Dates for Eltons Farewell Tour:

9/8 – Allentown, PA PPL Center
9/11 – Philadelphia, PA The Wells Fargo Center
9/12 – Philadelphia, PA The Wells Fargo Center
9/15  – Buffalo, NY  KeyBank Center
9/16 – University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
9/19 – Hartford, CT XL Center
9/21 – Washington DC Capital One Arena
9/22  – Washington DC Capital One Arena
9/25 – Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/26 – Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
9/28 – Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
9/29  – Québec City, QC Videotron Centre
10/4  – Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/6 – Boston, MA TD Garden
10/10  – Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
10/12  – Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
10/15  – Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
10/18  – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/19  – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/23  – Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
10/24  – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/26  – Chicago, IL United Center
10/27  – Chicago, IL United Center
10/30  – St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11/2 – Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
11/3 – Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
11/8 – New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11/23 – Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
11/24 – Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
11/27  – Orlando, FL Amway Center
11/28  – Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
11/30  – Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
12/1 – Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
12/4  – Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena at The BJCC
12/6  – New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
12/8  – Houston, TX Toyota Center
12/9 – Houston, TX Toyota Center
12/12 – San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
12/14  – Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
12/15  – Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

1/11 – Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
1/12 – Portland, OR Moda Center
1/15 – Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
1/16 – Sacramento, CA Golden1 Center
1/18  – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
1/19  – San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
1/22 – Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
1/23 – Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
1/26 – Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
1/29 – San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
2/7 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center
2/9 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center
2/12 – Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
2/13 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
2/19  – Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
2/21  – Minneapolis, MN Target Center
2/27  – Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
3/1  – Albany, NY Times Union Center
3/8  – Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
3/12 – Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
3/13  – Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
3/15  – Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

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