In the glamorous and globe-trotting life of a musician, going on tour is often as memorable as making the music itself. Particularly for legendary musicians that have amassed a worldwide following, traveling across the globe and playing their music for their fans is a must.
 
Depending on the popularity of the musician, music tours could either take place domestically or occur internationally. Some acts even go on multi-year tours that span cities across the glove.  Some musicians headline a tour entirely by themselves; others are accompanyed by other musicians.
 
Although in the grand scheme of the music industry, few individuals have left such a historic, memorable and impactful statement on the industry quite like Sir Elton John. Since the release of his debut album “Empty Sky” in England in 1969 and then the U.S. in 1975, the English musician and icon has released 30 albums, won eight Grammys, became a notorious philanthropist for AIDS charities, and produced Academy Award-winning music for “The Lion King.”
 

an image of elton john playing the piano

Elton John (the sun)

In terms of music tours, with a total of 46 best-selling tours throughout his career, there is likely not going to be a major city in the world that the “Tiny Dancer” singer has not performed in yet. Among his many historic tours, John’s 8-time “Face to Face” tour with “The Piano Man” himself Billy Joel, holds the prestigious award for the “making them the longest running and most successful concert tandem in pop music history”  
 
Recently however, Sir Elton John announced that he’ll be retiring after his upcoming tour entitled “Farewell Yellow Brick Road”. Consisting of “300 shows across five continents”, the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will kick off on September 8, 2018 at The PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 300-show tour will run for three years and conclude in 2021.
 
Being quite the showman in his previous tours, John will certainly not disappoint on his last tour. According to the tour website, “the new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey”, meaning that those lucky enough to attend The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will be in for quite the show.
 
As someone whose mother raised him on Elton John, it will be sad to see one of the best musicians in the world retire. Yet, with an illustrious career that spans half a century, perhaps he’s earned a well-deserved retirement.
 

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