Elton John farewell tour.

Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,273
edited January 24 in Other Music
In an event at New York City’s Gotham Hall on Wednesday, John announced his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, a three-year, five-continent outing that will feature more than 300 concerts, and will be the last of his career. “It’s time to come off the road so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life,” he said. “I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/24/elton-john-announces-retirement-touring-final-tour-50-year-career
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  • ComeToTXComeToTX AustinPosts: 5,803
    Might have to do one. 
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,008
    Wow!  Elton got a late start on having kids.  But good for him for being responsible that way.  Wish I'd seen him back in the day.
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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,474
    i pretty much can't miss this tour. saw him a whack of times over 25years. best show i ever saw was him playing solo piano for almost 3 hours straight, in front of 16,000 fans. that show still amazes me in the fact that he had that presence to command everyone's attention in a large area with no backing band, no major light show, just him the piano and those songs.
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,156
    I'm gonna hit up the Tulsa show
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 12,374
    What would my name be without this guy?
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • Definitely going to try and see this. I saw him when he did the tour with Billy Joel back in 2003(?). I surprised my mom that day with tickets. Daughter of the year. :smile:  Also, during a Coldplay show in Atlanta back when they weren't all that popular yet, Elton came out and played piano during Trouble. It was amazing, except for the kids behind us who didn't know who he was. 

    I'm through with screaming
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 14,919
    A 3 year farewell?  It's not as bad as Ozzy's 20 year farewell tour...
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,511
    I hope he comes here and that tickets are less than $300.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Gingerlou77Gingerlou77 Posts: 422
    My money is safe with this announcement  :)
  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 9,209
    PJ_Soul said:
    I hope he comes here and that tickets are less than $300.
    What I saw on Ticketmaster outside of his VIP packages, they were $250, $150, and $60. At least for the DC show.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,511
    edited January 26
    PJ_Soul said:
    I hope he comes here and that tickets are less than $300.
    What I saw on Ticketmaster outside of his VIP packages, they were $250, $150, and $60. At least for the DC show.
    Wow, that is surprisingly affordable actually, considering. I've never seen him and have always wanted to. I'd spend $150 for sure.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • No Vancouver date. No Seattle date even.

    I saw in in Vegas and thought he was great. Fortunately, I'm going back to Vegas in May. I think I'll catch him one more time.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • iwasatpj20iwasatpj20 Rockford, ILPosts: 2,907
    I was at his Moline concert just last year and it was great.  My first time seeing him.  Will definitely try and catch him one more time before he retires.  Great show
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  • ZodZod Posts: 5,861
    We finally caught him last year in Victoria (it's pretty crazy he even bothers to play here).   Decent show, but the crowd sat down alot :)

    We had kept putting it off because his tickets are always so expensive, but given how many musicians are retiring or passing away, we pulled the trigger on $200 tickets because the show was local (which is actually not bad when you consider we pay several hundred dollars in travel expenditures to see shows in Vancouver/Seattle).

    It's pretty cool the tour is 3 years.... gives everyone a last chance to go.
  • Zod said:
    We finally caught him last year in Victoria (it's pretty crazy he even bothers to play here).   Decent show, but the crowd sat down alot :)

    We had kept putting it off because his tickets are always so expensive, but given how many musicians are retiring or passing away, we pulled the trigger on $200 tickets because the show was local (which is actually not bad when you consider we pay several hundred dollars in travel expenditures to see shows in Vancouver/Seattle).

    It's pretty cool the tour is 3 years.... gives everyone a last chance to go.

    I thought his partner was from Victoria? Am I wrong?
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,953
    Good thing I have over a year to plan for a show.
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    The only truth I know is you.
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,861
    Zod said:
    We finally caught him last year in Victoria (it's pretty crazy he even bothers to play here).   Decent show, but the crowd sat down alot :)

    We had kept putting it off because his tickets are always so expensive, but given how many musicians are retiring or passing away, we pulled the trigger on $200 tickets because the show was local (which is actually not bad when you consider we pay several hundred dollars in travel expenditures to see shows in Vancouver/Seattle).

    It's pretty cool the tour is 3 years.... gives everyone a last chance to go.

    I thought his partner was from Victoria? Am I wrong?
    I have no idea, but if it's true, maybe that explain's why he's played our small city a few times.
  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 1,156
    Scored 16th row on the floor for Tulsa
  • korn-1korn-1 Los Angeles, transplanted from ChicagoPosts: 489
    edited January 31
    Im definately hitting one of these up, had tix to see him last year and the show was postponed and ultimately cancelled. Hoping to get either LA or San Diego. Did the verified fan thing, pulled up lots of tickets but all wwaaaauyy in the back, ill take my chances in the public sale or on stubhub
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me
  • korn-1korn-1 Los Angeles, transplanted from ChicagoPosts: 489
    Welp, was only able to pull up a single pair of side stage tix in the general onsale for the LA shows, threw them back into the pot. Looks like ill be hoping for a second ticket drop or going the stubhub route.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me
  • JOEJOEJOEJOEJOEJOE Posts: 8,998
    korn-1 said:
    Welp, was only able to pull up a single pair of side stage tix in the general onsale for the LA shows, threw them back into the pot. Looks like ill be hoping for a second ticket drop or going the stubhub route.
    The last time he played 2 nights at Staples, the promoter was giving away tickets for the 2nd night.....I'd wait for prices to drop on the secondary market.....the shows are a year away, so plenty of time to wait and see what happens.
  • korn-1korn-1 Los Angeles, transplanted from ChicagoPosts: 489
    For sure ill keep my eye on them to come down. If theres anything i know about the secondary market in LA, if you can wait it out especially for weekday shows, u can usually get in dirt cheap.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 12,374
    Hoping for a second Boston show. I was busy at 10 today and completely forgot about the onsale.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • RiverrunnerRiverrunner Posts: 2,371
    So I guess all venues are sold out.  I forgot about it.  Just now went to TM and it sends me to re-sale tickets.  TM doesn't even show the St. Louis show.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 11,374
    Damn, I'd love to see him play!
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the soundtrack of my childhood.  That album takes me back to memories so early they are just a blurry feeling, and somehow it still sounds fresh and relevant.  Just thinking about it I can smell the coal smoke and feel the rough texture of the carpet under my toddler hands.
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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,068
    edited September 14
    Anyone go to see this tour yet? What is the stage set up like? Looking to get some tickets off of Stubhub for my mother for the Quebec show but wanted to make sure there were no obstructions for her. The tickets I am looking at are on the 200 level on the immediate side of the stage. 

    Edit: I see there is a pretty large screen set up so maybe not the best of seats. 
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 12,374
    I’m going to try to score tickets via the TM Verified Fan presale tomorrow. Hope it works. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,474
    the only thing i would have liked is less cheesy las vegas video during a couple of songs(only). i get that he is playing to a lot of grey haired folks who like casinos shows lol, and that he did reside in vegas for a few years doing shows, but imo, the cheese video was a distraction away from how great/powerful the 2-3 songs were. u end up watching the cheese video cause u can't help not to...
    having said that. it's a fantastic show. 2.75hours. and every time i see him i am always reminded what a fantastic piano player he is and he had lottsa moments banging the keys like a madman across the water
    go see the show
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 12,374
    I was named after him (well, a song of his and him)—I know, @HesCalledDyer , lame!—so I figure I should see him once before he packs it up. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
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