Elton John has announced his final North American dates, after being postponed due to the pandemic. Elton, who'll be on the road throughout Europe this fall, already has 45 dates on the books for North America between January and May 2022.
Elton's newly added North American dates kick off on July 15th, 2022 at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park and run through November 19th, 2022 at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium.
Elton posted a note to fans announcing his new International dates, which read:
Hello, all you wonderful fans out there. I’m coming to you today with an announcement I’ve been working towards for, well, all my life: The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. 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, playing in places that have meant so much to me throughout my career.
Whether it’s next summer in Frankfurt or at the legendary Dodger Stadium for the grand finale in the United States, I can’t wait to see you all on the road one last time. This has been an incredible tour so far, full of the most amazing highs, and I look forward to making more wonderful memories with you at these final shows.
Upon announcing his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour back in 2018, Elton John was asked why the trek needed to be such a long and major outing: ["My fans have always turned up to my concerts. It means a lot to me. I've been touring since 1970 — that's 48 years, and I've always managed to sell out concerts. So, it's a way of saying thank you, and it's a way of going out with a bang. I don't wanna go out with a whimper — I wanna go out with a big bang."] SOUNDCUE (:14 OC: . . . a big bang)
Elton explained to us what the upcoming tour symbolizes: ["It's the last time that I will be touring and traveling the world, because my priorities have changed in my life. 10 years ago, if you had said I'm going to stop touring, I'd have said, 'No, no — I'm a working musician I always play' — but, we had children and it changed our lives. And in 2015, David and I sat down with a school schedule and I said, 'I don't wanna miss too much of this.'"] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . much of this)
For the full "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour itinerary, log on to: https://bit.ly/3gQGepl
JUST ANNOUNCED: Elton John North American tour dates (subject to change):
July 15, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 18, 2022 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
July 23, 2022 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
July 28, 2022 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
July 30, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Progressive Field
August 5, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
September 7, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
September 10, 2022 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
September 16, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
September 18, 2022 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
September 22, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
September 24, 2022 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
September 30, 2022 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
October 2, 2022 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
October 21, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
October 29, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
November 4, 2022 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
November 12, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
November 19, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
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