Elton John has added two special hometown shows at Watford FC’s stadium Vicarage Road to his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.
The star has a long-standing relationship with the football club, becoming their chairman in 1976 and remaining to this day as an Honorary Life-President. One of the stands at Vicarage Road is named the Sir Elton John Stand.
After playing gigs at the stadium in 1974, 2005 and 2010, John will return on June 3 and 4 next year for his last shows at the ground.
“I simply had to play Vicarage Road a final time as part of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour,” John said in a statement. “My relationship with the club, with the fans, the players and the staff over the years have meant the world to me. Through the good times and the bad, Watford have been a huge part of my life.
“I love the club so dearly, and have had some of the best days of my life in those stands – these shows are going to be so incredibly emotional, and to spend them surrounded by my fellow Watford fans will be wonderful. We’ve been on quite the journey together. Come on you ‘Orns!”
Tickets for the Vicarage Road shows go on sale on Thursday December 2 at 10am. Visit Elton John’s official website for further information.
Beginning next May, John will bring his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour’ to stadiums and outdoor venues across the UK and Europe, ending with the two new Watford shows and including a massive London show as part of BST Hyde Park.
A set of already-rescheduled UK arena farewell shows had been set to take place from the end of September through to December this year, with UK dates including gigs in London, Manchester and Birmingham. The singer then confirmed in September that he was forced to reschedule his remaining 2021 tour dates to 2023, after he “fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since”.