- Elton John concludes his extensive Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour with a final performance in Stockholm, Sweden.
- The legendary British musician shares a heartfelt video on Instagram, reflecting on the end of his touring career.
- Prioritizing family life, John retires from touring but promises to continue his musical journey with new compositions.
Elton John, the legendary British musician with a career that has spanned half a century, marked a significant milestone on Saturday night. He concluded his international Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Stockholm, Sweden, bidding adieu to life on the road as a touring artist. John's official website confirmed that this performance was, indeed, the final curtain call of his illustrious touring career.
The esteemed performer took to Instagram to share a heartfelt video, expressing the emotions of ending his tour. His caption captured the essence of his journey, stating, "As we find ourselves at the conclusion of this incredible tour, it's a bittersweet moment of reflection, realizing tonight is our final stop."
Included in the video was a 2018 interview snippet featuring John and CNN's Anderson Cooper, where the musician first declared his impending retirement from touring. He clarified, "This is my last time traveling the world for tours," leaving an indelible imprint on the music industry.
Despite delays due to the global pandemic, John's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour has finally reached its completion. The tour, which began in 2018 and was initially planned to conclude in 2021, boasted over 300 shows and drew an audience of over six million ardent fans. John's finale at the Glastonbury Festival served as his last performance on British soil.
Family considerations were at the heart of John's decision to cease touring. In his 2018 interview with Cooper, he elucidated that he wanted to prioritize his family, especially his two sons, over his life on the road. However, fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as he reassured that while he may have retired from touring, his creative journey will continue with new music.
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