After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen him claim his place as a true global icon, Elton has announced via an exclusive VR180 Live Stream on YouTube, details of his final tour called ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’.
“It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.” – Elton John
Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8, 2018, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe and the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021.
These dates mark Elton’s last-ever tour, the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. The new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.
“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe. I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour.” – Elton John
Tickets for the first shows in North America go on sale to the general public beginning February 2 at 10 a.m. local time.
The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’ pre-sale is powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan (Ticketmaster’s fan-first technology, built to help artists combat ticket bots and get tickets into the hands of fans that intend to go to the event). Registration is open now for North America and continues until Saturday January 27, with the presale beginning on Tuesday, January 30 at 10 a.m. and run through Wednesday, January 31 at 10 p.m. (all times are local). Registration is required to participate in the Verified Fan Pre-sale so register now.
The news was announced to the world in the very manner that has defined Elton and his creative output over a dazzling career – innovative, daring and constantly taking bold strides into the future.
Centered around a marquee event at Gotham Hall in New York City – and simultaneously transmitted to venues in Los Angeles and London – the immersive experience used latest in live-broadcast technology from YouTube and cutting-edge motion capture, to revisit some of the defining moments that set Elton on his unstoppable path to global superstardom. Transformation, after all, is part of Elton’s DNA, and he adeptly used the latest technology to help him defy space and time, connecting his past and future.