2021 is starting to heat up and shows are coming back online, that’s a good thing right? Sure it is, but there’ s one tour that we will be sad to see end. That’s a good thing and bad when it comes to an icon like Elton John.
Truthfully, John is an icon among icons. His music and antics are literally that of legend. The music he’s blessed us with has literally been there for all of us. Now that 2021 is allowing us some sense of normality we all get what we want to see and dread all at the same time. It’s the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, the last one… the big enchilada!
He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but luckily his stage name is one that stuck easily. Honestly, Elton John has a distinction that no matter how old you are, or where you call home, you know his music, name or story in one way or another. His music catalog is beyond unreal.
He’s played his music for record execs, movies stars, Presidents, Kings and Queens, but most importantly… he plays for his fans. The music that made the whole world sing include hits like “I’m Still Standing,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Daniel,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Sad Songs,” “Honky Cat,” “The Bitch Is Back,” “Rocket Man,” and of course “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
That’s just some of the songs his fans love. Ask anyone and they can just as easily rip through 10 more songs they love. His music has impacted so many that he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 in his first year of eligibility.
This week brought us the announcement about Elton’s final tour. The tour will kick off in North America on January 19, 2022. It’ll blast off in New Orleans, and it’ll make stops at many of the Elton’s normal haunts such as Houston, Chicago, Toronto, New York, and Miami before he comes to Los Angeles.
The L.A. show will take place November 19th and 20th 2022. That’s right, it will be at Chavez Ravine, Dodger Stadium! That’s where his infamous 1975 performance was depicted in the 2019 biofilm, “Rocket Man.”
In a statement, John said, “I’ve been enjoying my time at home with the family while the world navigates its way through the COVID pandemic. But, I really miss being on the road and performing for my beloved fans in my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. While the scientists are making great progress, we are making big plans for a return to touring that will allow us to ensure the health and safety of everyone. I will be starting my tour again in Europe and the UK in the Fall of 2021. And I will be back in North America starting in January 2022. This means my New Zealand dates will be postponed until 2023. Don’t worry about me. I’m using my downtime to keep myself fighting fit and healthier than ever. I’m raring to go! As always, thank you so much for your loyal support. I look forward to seeing all you wonderful Elton John fans soon. In the meantime, please stay safe and be well. Thank you!”
It’ll be an emotional rollercoaster no matter which show you catch. In the end, we’ll say goodbye to Elton, and yes, those will be tears in our eyes.