Global icon, Sir Elton John has announced he is calling it a day.
The shocking news was announced this morning (local time), with the 70 year old super star ending his career that’s spanned half a century to focus on his family.
The announcement was made via the chart toppers website. The video took a trip down memory lane, with a journey through the stars career, beginning with him humbling begins, where he sold out the 6 date L.A residency in 1970 and to his huge stadium success.
The press conference held in New York, saw John showcase his HUGE musical catalogue to a live, intimate audience.
In the announcement John addresses although the decision was difficult, but his children will be 8 and 10 years old when the tour finishes and he wants to be there for them, saying; “I don’t want to miss this. I’ve had an amazing life, an amazing career and the priorities in my life have changed”.
Talking of the tour, John says: “I want to go out with a bang. When I say I'm ending touring, I'm not quitting music”.
John has toured since 1970 and it will all end with a 300 day tour.
The Farewell Yellow Brick Road World tour begins in September 2018 and will visit Australia December 2019.
John see's the tour like saying goodbye to a friend.
Watch the announcement:
Fans will have the opportunity to send in questions to Elton John via his official website.
Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour will hit Australia December 2019.
Visit chuggentertainment.com.au for ticket info