Elton John announces the final UK dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

24 June 2021, 10:43

Elton John in concert
Elton John in concert. Picture: Getty

By Mayer Nissim

Elton John says goodbye to life on the road with the last UK shows on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Elton John has announced the last British concerts on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

The legendary singer-songwriter's goodbye tour was interrupted by COVID-19, but he has this week confirmed the final shows to be played in North America and Europe, including a clutch of shows in the UK and Ireland.

"Hello all you wonderful fans out there," Elton said in a video message.

"I'm coming to you with an announcement that I have been working towards, for well, all my life."

He added: "The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in Europe and North America.

"I'm going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best with the most spectacular production I've ever had."

In a statement, he added: "It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.

"After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children."

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As well as a number of rescheduled arena dates from winter 2020, there are also some new massive stadium shows booked for his #EltonFarewell swansong.

The new tour dates are:

  • June 15, 2022: Carrrow Road, Norwich
  • June 17, 2022: Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
  • June 19, 2022: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • June 22, 2022: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
  • June 29, 2022: Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The original rescheduled shows are taking place on:

  • October 30, November 19, December 1, 2021,: AO Arena, Manchester

  • November 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 2021: The O2, London

  • November 5, 2021, First Direct Arena, Leeds
November 21, 23, 24 2021: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

  • November 27, 28 2021: M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, Liverpool
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December 6, 2021: The SSE Arena, Belfast
  • December 9, 10, 2021: P&J Live, Aberdeen
December 13, 14 2021: The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Tickets for the new UK shows go on general sale on Wednesday, June 30 at 10am, but there are earlier pre-sales for American Express, Spotify, Ticketmaster and Rocket Club members.