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.If f
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