ABOUT ELTON JOHN
Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997,” which sold over 33 million copies. ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process, reaching Gold status before the end of the year. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical and The Lion King. He has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970.
Elton John announced today his final tour at a marquee event, livestreamed globally on Youtube in VR180 (see here: www.eltonjohn.com).
Kicking off in the U.S. in September 2018, the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the last-ever tour of one of pop culture’s most enduring performers that has redefined the cultural landscape. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits.
“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.”