Elton John Announces Retirement, But Not Before Embarking On A Three-Year Tour Consisting Of 300 Shows

January 24, 2018 By Jordan Miller

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time.

Elton John announced his retirement in a way only Elton John could.

The legendary singer is bowing out, but before the curtains close for good, he’ll embark on the 300-date Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Global Tour beginning in the U.S. on September 8 2018. It’ll make stops around 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, his reps confirm in a press release.

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

Elton told CNN‘s Anderson Cooper, “I’ve been touring since I was 17 with various bands. I thought the time is right to say thank you to all my fans and say goodbye.”

Elton added his priorities have changed since having kids with husband David Furnish. “We had children and had changed our lives and in 2015 we sat down with their school schedule and we said I’m going to miss too much of this,” he told Cooper.

“I can’t go on forever.”

I absolutely love Elton for going out with a farewell tour that lasts three years with more than 300 shows in total. That is such an Elton way to go out.

For ticket information, visit EltonJohn.com.

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