Elton John has added further European shows to his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour – including two further London shows at the O2 Arena.
The dates, all penned for 2020, will see the legendary singer-songwriter perform farewell gigs in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Leeds. The full list of UK dates can be found below, including the new London shows on 2 November and 20 December 2020. Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10am on Thursday 10 October. Visit the artist’s official website for further information.
Speaking about his UK dates, Elton John said in a statement: “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.”
In 2018, 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 North America, 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’s new London shows are on 2 November and 20 December 2020. His UK tour dates in full are as follows:
November 2 – The O2, London
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
December 9 – The O2, London
December 14 – The O2, London
December 16 – The O2, London
December 20 – The O2, London.