For an artist who ends most of his concerts with the song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” it’s fitting that Elton John is having such a tough time closing out his career on the road.
Farewell at Last?
Sir Elton’s current Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour started in Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 8 … 2018. Originally intended to encompass three years, the stretch is also expected to involve more than 300 performances.
While obviously delayed by COVID, it appears Elton John might really be starting to wind down the seemingly endless tour.
The singer/pianist has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
He put back on the classic attire he wore to his breakthrough show on October 25, 1975, at Dodger Stadium, according to Entertainment Weekly. Decked out with sequins, his initials, and a baseball cap boasting the logo of L.A.’s hometown team, the robe is downright dazzling.
Elton John’s Last Dance at Dodger Stadium
The outlet reported that the gig was the last North American date on Elton John’s farewell tour. Disney+ live-streamed the concert, during which Dua Lipa and Brandi Carlile collaborated onstage with John.
“Tonight is a very special night, a very emotional night for me,” John reportedly said following his performance of “Philadelphia Freedom.” “It’s been a long journey.”
Hey, it could be worse. Elton John could be a different legacy artist who promises fans that a tour will be his last — and then launches another one, and another one, and sometimes even one after that. We’re looking at you, the Rolling Stones and Kiss.
Elton John previously promised: “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.” Hourglass notwithstanding, it appears he’s doing exactly that.