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Sir Elton John announces first UK tour dates of his farewell tour

The singer is set to go out with a bang with a 300+ tour across five continents

2018-09-07

Sir Elton John has announced the UK dates for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

The singer announced in January this year that he will be retiring from touring due to a change in his priorities but he is set to go out with bang after revealing a 300+ show tour which will take him over five different continents.

Now, John took to Twitter to reveal the first UK tour dates and wrote: “The #EltonFarewellTour countdown begins!

"What show will you be at or are waiting to have announced? Tell us as we begin to reveal something special...http://www.eltonjohn.com/tours “

John will be kicking off the tour June 9 2019, where he will play the 1st Central County Ground in Hove, before another outdoor show at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales on June 15.

His final show in Wales on June 15 2019 will be his tenth visit to the capital.

The tour will take him to North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before ending in 2021.

The singer told the Press Association: “I want to thank my extraordinary fans for their overwhelming support throughout my career and especially their interest in being there to celebrate my final Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

“I am so excited for the start of the tour and can’t wait to see everybody on the road.”

“I am very happy to announce the launch of my UK Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour with concerts in Hove and Cardiff.

“The audiences in the south coast and Wales have always been some of the most welcoming and exciting I have played in front of over the past 42 years and the band and I are so excited to say goodbye in the most fantastic way. It’s going to be amazing!”