Elton John Adds East Coast Stops To ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Tour

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– Elton John
Elton John tickles the ivories at Gotham Hall in New York City Jan. 24.

Calling all honky cats, crocodile rockers, tiny dancers and rocket men on the East Coast – Elton John has added a run of April shows to his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. 

The tour kicked off in September 2018 and promises to play more than 300 dates over three years, with gigs in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. When Elton first announced the global tour in January 2018, he explained that he was saying “farewell to life on the road” so he could dedicate more time to his family and raising his children. 
The setlist for Elton’s goodbye trek features hits and rarities from through his 50-career, along with never-before-seen photos and videos. A review from Rolling Stone of the opening night called the tour the “most bombastic, elaborate, high-tech arena show he’s ever attempted.” 
The new dates are booked April 6-7 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden; April 10-11 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center; April 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.; and April 17-18 at NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y. 
An American Express card member presale starts Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. local and runs through Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. A limited number of VIP packages will be available starting Thursday including premium tickets, on-stage photo opportunities, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs, custom merch and much more.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Sept. 27 at 10am local time.
Elton’s tour topped Pollstar’s 2019 Midyear Worldwide Tours chart with an estimated $82.6 million grossed between Nov. 22, 2018, and May 22, 2019. Between that timeframe the tour sold 608,766 tickets, with an average ticket price of $135.71.