Elton John Announces Retirement and Farewell Tour Elton John Announces Retirement and Farewell Tour
After 50 years on the stage, Elton John announced his retirement from touring, but not before going out in style. The British composer unveiled... Elton John Announces Retirement and Farewell Tour

After 50 years on the stage, Elton John announced his retirement from touring, but not before going out in style. The British composer unveiled plans for a massive final trek, the 300-date Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. 

John, now 70, made the announcement in an emotional press conference Wednesday in which he detailed out plans for his next chapter. He cited his age and dedication to his family and children as the deciding factors to give up the extensive travel that has been the norm for decades. Though the long stretch of shows will serve as his final tour, John assured fans that they have not yet heard the last of him yet. He remained very much open to creating new music and the even prospect of performing through a residency show.

He will be kept busy for the next few years. His current Las Vegas residency, The Million Dollar Piano, is set to close this spring after some 200 performances and seven years. Not long after will he embark on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, beginning in September. The mammoth trek features dozens of North American dates running from September through March 2019, after which John will presumably perform across other continents. He plotted that the tour will wrap in 2021.

The legendary singer/songwriter is set to visit major cities like Boston, Miami, Nashville, Minneapolis, and Portland. Fans in Philadelphia, D.C., Toronto, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and Los Angeles will all be treated to two-night stints from John.

Elton John is scheduled to perform at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, and take the stage again two nights later in a special Grammy tribute concert. Artists like Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Sam Smith and more are among the stars who are gathering to honor the singer’s remarkable career in one unforgettable night.

See the full list of North American tour dates below and find Elton John tickets here.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour dates

Sept. 8 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
Sept. 11 & 12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 15 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Sept. 16 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
Sept. 19 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
Sept. 21 & 22 – Washington DC – Capital One Arena
Sept. 25 & 26 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Sept. 28 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Sept. 29 – Québec City, QC – Videotron Centre
Oct. 4 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Oct. 6 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Oct. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 12 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Oct. 18 & 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Oct. 23 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 24 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 26 & 27 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Oct. 30 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Nov. 2 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Nov. 3 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 8 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 23 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Nov. 24 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Nov. 27 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Nov. 28 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Dec. 4 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Dec. 6 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Dec. 8 & 9 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Dec. 12 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Dec. 14 & 15 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jan. 11, 2019 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 12, 2019 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Jan. 15, 2019 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
Jan. 16, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Golden1 Center
Jan. 18, 2019 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Jan. 19, 2019 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
Jan. 22 & 23, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Jan. 26, 2019 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Jan. 29, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Feb. 7, 2019 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Feb. 9, 2019 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Feb. 12, 2019 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Feb. 13, 2019 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Feb. 19, 2019 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Feb. 21, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Feb. 27, 2019 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
Mar. 1, 2019 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Mar. 8, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Mar. 12, 2019 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Mar. 13, 2019 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Mar. 15, 2019 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena