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Elton John bids goodbye to the ‘Yellow Brick Road,’ his final concert tour

As he bids goodbye to the ‘yellow brick road,’ Elton John assured millions of his fans that they would remain in his ‘head, heart, and soul’.

The 76-year-old singer ended his marathon farewell tour in Stockholm, Sweden – carrying with him his 50-year career in the industry and his nearly 4,600 performances worldwide.

“It’s been my lifeblood to play for you guys, and you’ve been absolutely magnificent,” he told the audience at Sweden’s Tele2 Arena.

Elton paid tribute to some of the people that he went touring with for so many years – his current band and crew.

“They’re really incredible,” he said, “and they are the best, I tell you, the best.”

He started his last show singing the hit Bennie and the Jets. Along his last performance, he sang some of his other hits such as Philadelphia Freedom, Tiny Dancer, Rocketman, and the original Marilyn Monroe-inspired turned Princess Diana-inspired hit Candle in the Wind.

via PA Media

Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour began in 2018 – touring across North America. Recently, he said his final farewell to his second night of tour in Stockholm.

Before he said goodbye completely to the spectators of the show, Coldplay sent him a video message.

“From all the bands and artists you’ve helped and inspired, we love you so much,” said Chris Martin, Coldplay’s frontman.

“We are so grateful for everything you’ve done for the Aids Foundation, anytime you’ve been kind to anybody,” he added.

According to Billboard, the tour’s last stop at Stockholm grossed over $900 million in ticket sales.

Elton then reflected on his life towards the end of the concert, telling the audience his ‘52 years of pure joy playing music.”

He then threw again a tribute to his band, crew, and family by dedicating to them his song Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.


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