Elton John adds final dates to ‘Farewell’ tour before officially retiring

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Elton John adds final dates to ‘Farewell’ tour before officially retiring

Elton John is saying “Farewell” for the third time before officially retiring.

The pop legend, 74, has added several dates and begun selling pre-sale tickets for the third leg of his final tour, “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour.”

“The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe,” John said. “I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had, playing in places that have meant so much to me throughout my career.”

John is set to perform in additional European cities and several major North American cities. The tour begins in September in Berlin, with stops throughout North America, Europe and New Zealand until 2023. 

The tour will conclude in Auckland in 2023. The tour also includes rescheduled dates from John’s 2020 tour in New York City, Houston, Detroit, Miami, Toronto and Montreal that were scrapped due to COVID-19.

“I’ve been enjoying my time at home with the family while the world navigates its way through the COVID pandemic. But, I really miss being on the road and performing for my beloved fans in my ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,’ ” John said in 2020. “While the scientists are making great progress, we are making big plans for a return to touring that will allow us to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”

The 17-month tour is extensive, with performances in more than 50 cities. John will be performing in huge venues and stadiums, including Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome and Soldier Field in Chicago.

The Grammy-winning musician first embarked on the tour in 2018 and it proved to be a success, bringing in $358.6 million across 179 shows globally.

John will return to North America Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans and tickets go on sale June 30.

Here are the added dates for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour:

2022
Jan. 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Jan. 21 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jan. 22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jan. 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jan. 26 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jan. 29 – N. Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
Jan. 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb. 01 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Feb. 04 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Feb. 05 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Feb. 08 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Feb. 09 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Feb. 14 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb. 15 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb. 18 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Feb. 19 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Feb. 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb. 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb. 25 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
March 01 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
March 02 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
March 05 – Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum
March 06 – Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum
March 19 – Fargo, ND – FARGODOME
March 22 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
March 23 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
March 26 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Center
March 27 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
March 30 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
April 01 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
April 05 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
April 08 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
April 09 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
April 12 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
April 13 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
April 16 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
April 19 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
April 20 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
April 23 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
April 24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
April 27 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
April 28 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
May 22 – Frankfurt, DE – Deutsche Bank Park
May 29 – Leipzig, DE – Red Bull Arena
June 04 – Milan, IT – San Siro Stadium
June 07 – Horsens, DK – CASA Arena Horsens
June 09 – Arnhem, NL – GelreDome
June 11 – Paris, FR – La Defense Arena
June 15 – Norwich, UK – Carrow Road
June 17 – Liverpool, UK – Anfield
June 19 – Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light
June 22 – Bristol, UK – Ashton Gate Stadium
June 29 – Swansea, UK – Liberty Stadium
July 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 18 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
July 23 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
July 28 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
July 30 – Cleveland, OH – Progressive Field
Aug. 5 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sept. 7 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
Sept. 10 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
Sept. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
Sept. 18 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Sept. 24 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
Sept. 30 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
Oct. 2 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
Oct. 21 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
Oct. 29 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
Nov. 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
Nov. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
Nov. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium

2023
Jan. 27 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium
Jan. 28 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

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