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 the iconic singer/songwriter 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 commented 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.”
The music icon will also play shows in Hove and Cardiff in June 2019, after announcing details of these shows earlier in the year.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, the first trailer for Rocketman, a biopic about Elton John’s journey to release his 1972 breakthrough album Honky Chateau, was released recently. Starring Taron Egerton in the starring role, the film is set for release in the summer of 2019.
Tickets for the 2020 UK tour dates will go on sale on 16 November at 10am. There will be an American Express pre-sale from 13-15 November and a Ticketmaster Verified Fan pre-sale on 15 November.
Elton John plays the following 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