Elton John announces new UK dates for ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’

Elton’s final UK tour dates will take place in
2020

Elton John on the ‘Farewell
Yellow Brick Road Tour’ in 2018. Credit: Ben Gibson

Elton John
has today announced details of new UK dates for his ‘Farewell
Yellow Brick Road’ tour.

The dates, all penned for 2020, will see John perform farewell
gigs in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen,
Glasgow and Leeds. The full list of UK dates can be found
below.

Speaking about the UK dates, John said: “The Farewell Yellow
Brick Road tour will take us to many places that have meant a lot
to me over the last fifty years, but these UK shows will be
incredibly special. The UK is home, and where my heart will always
be.

“To celebrate some of the incredible moments we’ve shared
with my British fans over the years will be wonderful. These
homecoming shows will be very emotional, and a lot of fun.”


Earlier this year, John announced that he had decided to retire
from touring
, telling his fans that he wanted to focus on his
family. He and husband David Furnish are parents to two young sons
who are now at school age.

“I’m not Cher,” he said during the announcement,
referencing the ‘Believe’ singer’s habit of returning to live
work following supposed ‘farewell’ tours. “This is the
end.”

The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will last three years
and will see John perform more than 300 shows in North America,
Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before its conclusion
in 2021.

Beginning in America in September, the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick
Road Tour’ has already been widely praised by critics.
Reviewing his opening show in New York, NME said
it was a
“reflective and stunning tribute to a great artist’s career”
containing “a cross-section of a great artist’s career; a
collection of some of his favourites from his six decades in the
business.”

Elton John on the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’ in 2018.
Credit: Ben Gibson


The music icon will also play shows in Hove and Cardiff in June
2019,
after announcing details of these shows earlier in the
year.


The first trailer for Rocketman, a biopic about John’s journey
to release his 1972 breakthrough album ‘Hinky Chateau’, was
released recently
. Starring Taron Egerton as John, the film is
set for release in the summer of 2019.

Tickets for the 2020 UK tour dates will go on sale
on November 16 at 10am. There will be an American
Express pre-sale from November 13-15 and a Ticketmaster Verified
Fan pre-sale on November 15.

You can buy tickets for the dates
here
and read the full list of 2020 tour dates below:

Elton John 2020 Tour dates
November
6 – The O2, London
November 7 – The O2, London
November 9 – Arena, Birmingham
November 11 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
November 13 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
November 14 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
November  17 – Arena, Manchester
November 20 – The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen
November 21 – The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen
November 24 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
November 25 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
November 28 – Arena, Manchester
December 7 – First Direct Arena, Leeds

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Elton John announces new UK dates for ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’