Elton John Farewell Tour 2020: Rumoured ticket prices for Glasgow and Aberdeen

Elton John Farewell Tour 2020: Rumoured ticket prices for Glasgow and Aberdeen

Elton John announces UK dates of his 300-night retirement world tour

In a statement, John described the UK leg as incredibly special. The UK is home and where my heart will always be.

In January, John announced his retirement from performing, 50 years after he met his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. He made the decision so he could spend more time with his two sons, who will be 10 and eight when the tour finishes in 2021.

Elton is planning four huge gigs in two Scottish cities as part of his mammoth Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

Elton John announces new UK dates for Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

John said his decision to retire from live performance had nothing to do with his wellbeing: If youre going to do 300 shows, youre not in ill health. He also stated that he will continue to make music.

Elton John Farewell Tour dates are announced – including four Scottish shows

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Elton John in Chicago. Photograph: Daniel Boczarski/Redferns The tour – named for Johns 1973 album – opened in Pennsylvania on 8 September. Rolling Stone described the spectacle as the most bombastic, elaborate, high-tech arena show hes ever attempted. It includes videos by photographer David LaChapelle and animator Alan Aldridge.

The show, divided into two parts, spans Johns career, and has a 24-song setlist that includes curios from his 1970 album Tumbleweed Connection and his 1971 album Madman Across the Water. The reviews have been positive. Hardly a sad night but more of a celebration of the career of one of musics true living legends, said the New York Post.

Nick Harris, director of Henry Boot Developments – one of the development partners for TECA – said: Im confident that one of the UKs finest singers, pianists, and composers will be the first of many world class stars to announce theyll play at what will be a world class arena.

Read more The tour will visit five continents and conclude in 2021. By the end of this week, more than half a million people will have seen it. John was recently named the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, with 68 entries including nine No 1 singles and 27 Top 10 hits.

In 2016, John announced he was writing an autobiography, Crazy Life. Written with Guardian music critic Alexis Petridis, it is to be published in 2019 by Henry Holt in the US and Pan Macmillan in the UK. The singer has hinted at some of the books contents, calling it a no-holds-barred account of his 50-year career. An Elton John biopic called Rocketman will hit screens next May.

6 November 2020: O2 arena, London7 November: O2 Arena, London9 November: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham11 November: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham13 November: Echo Arena, Liverpool14 November: Echo Arena, Liverpool17 November: Manchester Arena20 November: Events Complex, Aberdeen21 November: Events Complex, Aberdeen24 November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow25 November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow7 December: First Direct Arena, Leeds

The rock legend will perform his Farewell Yellow Brick Road gig on two nights at The Event Complex Aberdeen on Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21 2020.

Elton John has today announced details of new UK dates for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.

The dates, all penned for 2020, will see John perform farewell gigs in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Leeds. The full list of UK dates can be found below.

John says: “Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe. I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour.”

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