After a nearly two-year hiatus, Elton John resumed his Farewell tour with a concert in New Orleans on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
John’s 300-city Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was delayed several times by the Coronavirus pandemic. On January 19, 2022, the tour resumed at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans in a concert originally scheduled for June 24, 2020.
“You have held onto these tickets for 745 days … I can’t thank you enough for being so patient. We live in funny times,” John told the crowd in New Orleans.
After New Orleans, John takes his tour to Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Chicago and Detroit. The tour then moves to Canada, then back to the U.S. on February 22-23, for two concerts in New York City and more major U.S. cities. The final U.S. concert is scheduled for Nov. 20, 2022 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
You can view the complete schedule and purchase tickets at:
Below is a video of the New Orleans concert from the Elton John Facebook Page.
followed by an appearance with CBS Morning.
John announced the reschedule on his Youtube Channel (see below).
“The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had,” he said.
John has been streaming clips of his Classic Concert series on Youtube as a consolation to fans during the coronavirus pandemic. You can view the clips at:
John’s most recent tour dates were in 2020 in Australia and New Zealand; some highlights are below.
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John frequently communicates with fans on his Facebook page and you can post a message to him there. Here are his latest Facebook posts:
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical film based on John’s life, beginning with his childhood in 1950s Britain. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as Elton John, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin. The film follows John in his early days in England as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his musical partnership with Taupin. The film is titled after John’s 1972 song “Rocket Man”.
Rocketman premiered in May 2019 and has grossed $195 million worldwide. It received largely positive reviews from critics, with general praise for Egerton’s performance, the costume design and musical numbers.
Here’s the official trailer.
Elton John Retrospective
John talks about Rocketman and takes a look back at his personal and professional life in this interview with Entertainment Tonight. He was joined by Rocketman star Taron Egerton.
Elton John Books
Elton John’s Autobiography, Me: Elton John Official Autobiography, was published in 2019. You can find the book in printed form, Kindle, or audio format at: Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
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Sir Elton Hercules John Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums. John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists.(born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist
He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven numbers ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single “Candle in the Wind 1997“, rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films.
Raised in the Pinner area of London, John learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology, an R&B band with whom he played until 1967. He met his longtime musical partner Taupin in 1967, after they both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years, they wrote songs for artists including Lulu, and John worked as a session musician for artists including the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969, John’s debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970, his first hit single, “Your Song“, from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US. John has also had success in musical films and theatre, composing for The Lion King and its stage adaptation, Aida and Billy Elliot the Musical.
John has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him 49th on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era. In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists, and third overall, behind the Beatles and Madonna. He was knighted by Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services” in 1998. John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.
John has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised over £300 million. John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005; they married after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014.
In 2018, John embarked on a three-year farewell tour.
In the late 1960s, John was engaged to be married to his first lover, secretary Linda Woodrow, who is mentioned in the song “Someone Saved My Life Tonight“. In 1970, right after his first US shows in Los Angeles, he started his first gay relationship with John Reid, the Tamla Motown label manager for the UK, who later became John’s manager until 1998. The relationship ended five years later. He married German recording engineer Renate Blauel on 14 February 1984, in Darling Point, Sydney, with speculation that the marriage was a cover for his homosexuality. John had come out as bisexual in a 1976 interview with Rolling Stone, but, after his divorce from Blauel in 1988, he told the magazine in 1992 that he was “quite comfortable about being gay”.
In 1993, John began a relationship with David Furnish, a former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto. On 21 December 2005 (the day the Civil Partnership Act came into force), John and Furnish were among the first couples to form a civil partnership in the United Kingdom, which was held at the Windsor Guildhall. After gay marriage became legal in the United Kingdom in March 2014, John and Furnish married in Windsor, Berkshire, on 21 December 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership. Furnish was interviewed by ITV in the video below.
They have two sons. The elder, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born to a surrogate mother on 25 December 2010 in California. The younger, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born on 11 January 2013 to the same woman. John also has 10 godchildren, including Sean Lennon, David and Victoria Beckham‘s sons Brooklyn and Romeo, Elizabeth Hurley‘s son Damian Hurley, and Seymour Stein‘s daughter.
Elton John’s Net Worth
Elton John’s net worth is about $500 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His albums, films and concerts have made him one of the richest celebrities in the world.
Aside from his main home, Woodside, in Old Windsor, Berkshire, John owns residences in Atlanta, London, Los Angeles, Nice and Venice. John is an art collector and is believed to have one of the largest private photography collections in the world.
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How Old is Elton John?
Elton John is 74, having been born on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, the eldest child of Stanley Dwight (1925–1991) and only child of Sheila Eileen (née Harris; 1925–2017). He was raised in a council house in Pinner by his mother and maternal grandparents.
John started playing his grandmother’s piano as a young boy, and age 7 he began formal piano lessons. He showed musical aptitude at school, including the ability to compose melodies and gained some notoriety by playing like Jerry Lee Lewis at school functions. At age 11, he won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. According to one of his instructors, John promptly played back, like a “gramophone record”, a four-page piece by George Frideric Handel after hearing it for the first time.
Elton John (known then as Reg Dwight) studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London for five years.
For the next five years, John attended Saturday classes at the Academy in central London, and he has said he enjoyed playing Frédéric Chopin and Johann Sebastian Bach and singing in the choir during Saturday classes, but that he was not otherwise a diligent classical student. “I kind of resented going to the Academy,” he said. “I was one of those children who could just about get away without practising and still pass, scrape through the grades.” He has said that he would sometimes skip classes and ride around on the London Underground. Several instructors have attested that he was a “model student,” and during the last few years he took lessons from a private tutor in addition to his classes at the Academy. He left the Academy before taking the final exams.
John’s parents divorced when he was 14. His mother then married a local painter, Fred Farebrother, a caring and supportive stepfather whom John affectionately called “Derf” (“Fred” backwards). They moved into flat No. 1A in an eight-unit apartment building called Frome Court, not far from both previous homes. There John wrote the songs that launched his career as a rock star; he lived there until he had four albums simultaneously in the American Top 40.
Credit: Portions of this article were derived from the Wikipedia profile of Elton John.