ELTON JOHN ANNOUNCES FINAL NORTH AMERICAN DATES FOR FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD THE FINAL TOUR
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GLOBETROTTING, MULTI-YEAR TOUR TAKES FINAL NORTH AMERICAN BOW IN LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 20, 2022
On the heels of Elton John’s 75th birthday and his triumphant return to the stage this year, the iconic superstar and tour promoter AEG Presents announced the remaining North American dates for “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road The Final Tour.” These eleven dates mark the final shows added to his North American tour.
The new dates include additional performances in East Rutherford, NJ, Foxborough, MA, Toronto, ON, Vancouver, BC, and Phoenix, AZ, along with a THIRD show added at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. Due to overwhelming demand, stops in Santa Clara, CA, San Diego, CA, and Tacoma, WA, have also been added.
Elton John’s final North American show – a return to the site of what is arguably his most iconic performance, Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium – on November 20 will be his 2,000th U.S. concert, capping off a touring run that’s seen him play all 50 states, alongside 108 shows alone in top markets like New York City. Over a staggering 52 years of live performances, Elton has played for tens of millions of fans worldwide, and has broken multiple attendance and box-office records throughout his career, hitting an unrivaled apex that is sure to remain unchallenged for years to come. The past year has also seen Elton return to the recorded music charts with his smash hit “Cold Heart (PNAU REMIX),” which hit #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and #1 on its Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, as well as charting at #1 on the U.K. singles chart upon its release.
Elton John begins his final run of dates in North America in Philadelphia, PA on July 15, finishing with the three-night engagement at Dodger Stadium November 17, 19 and 20. 2023 kicks off with two shows in Auckland, New Zealand on January 27 and 28, and soon-to-be-announced dates in Australia before the epic 5-year tour formally concludes in Stockholm, Sweden on July 8, 2023.
Elton posted today on his socials, “It’s hard to believe that after tomorrow in St. Louis, I’ll have just a handful of shows left before I wrap up my final arena performances in the United States. This year will see my grand finale in North America, playing stadiums all around the country, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I cherish these memories we’re making together. It has been nothing short of incredible and I look forward to seeing you very soon one last time, on my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.”
“After the tour pause during the pandemic, it’s so wonderful to see Elton back out there electrifying audiences every night, but obviously with this announcement of the final North American dates it’s bittersweet as well. It’s really starting to feel like the end of this tour is in sight, four years after it began. Every artist who has ever set foot on a stage can learn so much from Elton’s artistry, work ethic, and dedication to his fans. There’s truly nobody like him. I feel privileged to have spent over 30 years working with Elton, and for our company to be a part of one of the biggest grossing tours of all time,” states AEG Presents’ Chairman & CEO, Jay Marciano.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Wednesday, March 30 at 10am local time through Tuesday, April 5 at 10pm local time.
A limited number of exclusive VIP packages will also be available starting Wednesday, March 30 at 10am local time. These exclusive offers can include excellent reserved seated tickets, photo opportunities at Elton John’s piano, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs, custom merchandise and much more.
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Tickets will go on sale to the public Wednesday, April 6 at 10am local time at www.EltonJohn.com.
The tour is currently wrapping up the arena leg, with just 15 U.S shows left ahead of the stadium run. More details on the previously announced arena dates on sale now at www.EltonJohn.com/Tours.
NEWLY ANNOUNCED NORTH AMERICAN STADIUM DATES
Sunday, July 24, 2022 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium**>
Saturday, October 8, 2022 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s® Stadium
Sunday, October 16, 2022 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Monday, October 17, 2022 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Saturday, October 22, 2022 Vancouver, BC BC Place
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 San Diego, CA Petco Park
Friday, November 11,2022 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field
Thursday, November 17, 2022 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
**Elton John & His Band
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED NORTH AMERICAN STADIUM DATES
Friday, July 15, 2022 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
Monday, July 18, 2022 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Saturday, July 23, 2022 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 30, 2022 Cleveland, OH Progressive Field
Friday, August 5, 2022 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Syracuse, NY Carrier Dome
Friday, September 16, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Washington, DC Nationals Park
Friday, September 30, 2022 Arlington, TX Globe Life Field
Sunday, October 2, 2022 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
Friday, October 21, 2022 Vancouver, BC BC Place
Saturday, October 29, 2022 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
Friday, November 4, 2022 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
Saturday, November 12, 2022 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field
Saturday, November 19, 2022 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
Sunday, November 20, 2022 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
ABOUT ELTON JOHN:
Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. In the UK and US charts alone he has 1 diamond, 32 platinum or multi-platinum, and 21 gold albums as well as over 70 Top 40 hits. He has sold more than 300 million records worldwide.
He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, which sold over 33 million copies. Released in 2017 ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, became Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album and has spent over 200 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the UK album charts, over 110 of these in the top 20. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history. At present, he has logged 70 Billboard Hot 100 entries, including nine No. 1s and 28 Top 10s. ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, an album of collaborations recorded during the COVID-19 Pandemic, was released in October 2021 and went straight to number 1 in the UK album Charts, becoming Elton’s 8th UK number 1 album in the process. It’s lead single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Dua Lipa” became a bona fide global hit, reaching number 1 in the UK and Australian singles charts. Its success meant that Elton became the first ever solo artist to score a UK Top 10 hit single in 6 consecutive decades. In America, he holds the record for longest span between Billboard top 40 hits at 50 years.
Elton announced the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents, and over 350 dates, this 5-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In 2019 it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. 2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and global bestselling autobiography, ‘ME’. An epic fantasy musical motion picture of Elton’s life, ‘Rocketman’ has been a commercial and critical hit, taking close to $200m at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and garnered BAFTA nominations. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.
Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and two Oscars, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services”. Most recently, Elton was awaded the 2021 iHeartRadio “Golden Icon” Award in recognition of his incredible influence on music and pop culture. In February 2022, he topped the inauguralPollstar Artist Power Index, a weekly rank of the world’s most popular artists based on streaming, touring, airplay, and social media metrics.
In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $515 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In June 2019 President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Elton was awarded the Companion of Honour in the 2021 New Year Honours list. The highest acknowledgement in the list, Elton became one of only 64 people to hold the honour. September 2019 saw The Royal Mail issue a set of 12 stamps as a tribute to Elton being one of the most popular and enduring music artists of all time. Elton was only the second individual music artist to be featured in a dedicated stamp issue. In July 2020 the Royal Mint released an Elton John commemorative coin, the second in their music legends series to celebrate ‘one of the most successful and enduring artists of all time’. Always a tireless champion of new artists, Elton has been a leading industry voice in lobbying the government for young artists visa-free touring rights in Europe post Brexit.
ABOUT AEG PRESENTS:
Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across four continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the bar for the live music experience alongside such renowned clubs and theaters as Webster Hall, Eventim Apollo, Mission Ballroom, The Roxy and Forest Hills Stadium, to name a few. AEG Presents promotes global tours for such artists as Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Celine Dion, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift, in addition to creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums, renowned wholly owned brands Concerts West and Goldenvoice, and partner brands Messina Touring Group, The Bowery Presents, PromoWest Productions, Marshall Arts, Frontier Touring, and Zero Mile Presents. More information can be found at www.aegpresents.com.