Sir Elton John knows how to serve happy and sad news together. While announcing his new Tour, he mentions that this will also be his Final tour. After entertaining and mesmerizing music lover for over 50 years the rocket man hit maker is retiring from touring. John announced his last tour on Wednesday, aptly named Farewell, Yellow Brick Road World Tour.
The five-time Grammy Award has sold over 300 million records and had 31 platinum albums. Following his announcement, fans raided his website. The resultant was such, that the website crashed due to all that traffic.
John took to his Instagram to express his gratitude towards his Fan.
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The 70-year-old singer, pianist and composer gave an exclusive interview to ABC News’ Robin Roberts. He disclosed the heartwarming reason to call it quits.
“Why now? Well, before the children, I thought … this is what I’m going be doing till the day I die. But I don’t want to be traveling away from my children … I’d rather be with my children than still be playing shows.”
John has two sons with husband David Furnish. Zachary and Elijah is 7 and 5 year respectively. Talking about their sons, the doting father express his feeling as a father.
“Our boys came into our life at a late time. I’ve never … experienced anything like it, being a father.” He added “There’s no contest. I’d rather be with my children than still be playing shows. It’s a very easy decision to make.”
Farewell Yellow Brick Road
The tour will be three year long, and is set to begin in September. It includes 300 shows across the globe. Talking about the tour John told Roberts.
“I am determined to go out with a bang, say thank you to all the fans that I’ve had.” John reassured his fan “I am not disappearing: songs will live on”
The musicians is retiring from tours but not calling it quits on Music as he will continue to sing, write and make records.
“I’ll still be involved in music. I can’t not be involved in music.”
The last leg of John’s final tour will be in the U.S. Talking about his Final Performance, he pronounces his love for the country.
“I want my last performance to be in America … this is where I got my start. This is, in 1970 at Troubadour, that it all started. I owe this country so much,” He added “I want to start and finish in America.”
Elton in his fashionable self choose Gucci, to announce his Last Tour. It is expected that the colorful Fashionista has more such Gucci ensemble ready for his tours.
How excited are you for Elton John’s to start his tour.