Elton John Unveils Mammoth Stadium Run, Including North American Farewell Shows At Dodger Stadium
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performs during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Scandinavium Arena on May 19, 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Elton John is wrapping up his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” with a bang – a 30-date stadium leg across Europe and the U.S. that will kick off May 27, 2022, in Frankfurt, Germany. And it will end with two shows Nov. 19-20 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the site of one of the defining moments of a career chock full of them.
The “Farewell Yellow Brick Tour,” John’s massive swan song to life on the road, was paused after its last performance on March 7 at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, Australia. The remainder of the dates were rescheduled and those were announced in September. The tour resumes Sept. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.
But with the addition of the stadium run, the Rocket Man extends his North American touring life through at least November, 2022. In 2023 he will play in New Zealand and Australia (dates to be announced) before wrapping up the tour, which began in 2018. The tour is being produced by AEG Presents.
Sir Elton will make several stops throughout Europe, including Milan, Liverpool and Paris.
The North American stadium shows launch July 15, 2022, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. John will also perform at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; Soldier Field in Chicago; Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee; and Minute Maid Park in Houston.
The back-to-back performances at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November 19 and 20, 2022 commemorate his iconic performance at the historic venue in October 1975.
The “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” kicked off to a sold-out crowd on September 8, 2018 in Allentown, Penn., and has reported 126 sold out shows to Pollstar since then, selling 2,598,003 total tickets and averaging 20.619 attendance per show. The tour has grossed a total of $347,261,803 and averaged $2,756,046 per night.
Posting to his social media accounts, Sir Elton wrote, “Hello, all you wonderful fans out there. I’m coming to you today with an announcement I’ve been working towards for, well, all my life: 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, playing in places that have meant so much to me throughout my career. Whether it’s next summer in Frankfurt or at the legendary Dodger Stadium for the grand finale in the United States, I can’t wait to see you all on the road one last time. This has been an incredible tour so far, full of the most amazing highs, and I look forward to making more wonderful memories with you at these final shows. To all my friends down under, We’ll be seeing you too. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you in your town.”
The announcement also comes on the heels of the appearance by John’s agent, the venerable Howard Rose, at Pollstar Live! as one of a powerhouse panel of agents discussing the challenges of rescheduling tours in the aftermath of the COVID-19 worldwide lockdown that brought the entire concert industry to a halt for more than a year.
For more information or to purchase tickets and VIP packages, please visit Elton John’s website. These exclusive VIP offers can include premium tickets, on-stage photo opportunities at Elton John’s piano, backstage tours, limited-edition lithographs, custom merchandise, and much more. For the US, Canada and UK dates, American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public. Public on-sales begin Tuesday, June 29 in Europe and Wednesday, June 30 in North America.
Ahead of the stadium run, Elton will mark his return to the stage in Europe on Sept. 1 before resuming his previously announced arena tour dates in North America Jan. 19, 2022 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
More details on the previously announced arenas dates on sale now are available here.
See also: Elton John Wins Major Tour Of The Year At Pollstar Awards, Thanks Agent Of 50 Years And Has Advice For The Industry
In addition to being named Pollstar‘s Major Tour Of The Year duing the Pollstar Awards in February 2020, John recently won the 2021 iHeartRadio “Golden Icon” Award and the tour has also received top accolades including the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Award for “Tour Of The Year,” and the 2019 Billboard Music Award for the “Top Rock Tour.”
ELTON JOHN FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD THE FINAL TOUR – EUROPE & UK
Friday, May 27, 2022 Frankfurt, Germany Deutsche Bank Park FKA Commerzbank-Arena
Sunday, May 29, 2022 Leipzig, Germany Red Bull Arena
Saturday, June 4, 2022 Milan, Italy San Siro Stadium
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Horsens, Denmark CASA Arena Horsens
Thursday, June 9, 2022 Arnhem, Netherlands GelreDome
Saturday, June 11, 2022 Paris, France La Defense Arena
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Norwich, UK Carrow Road
Friday, June 17, 2022 Liverpool, UK Anfield
Sunday, June 19, 2022 Sunderland, UK Stadium of Light
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Bristol, UK Ashton Gate Stadium
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Swansea, UK Liberty Stadium
ELTON JOHN FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD THE FINAL TOUR– NORTH AMERICA
*For US & Canada, the Amex® Presale begins Wednesday, June 23 at noon local time through Tuesday, June 29 at 10pm local time.*
Friday, July 15, 2022 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
Monday, July 18, 2022 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
Saturday, July 23, 2022 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 30, 2022 Cleveland, OH Progressive Field
Friday, August 5, 2022 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Syracuse, NY Carrier Dome
Friday, September 16, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Washington, DC Nationals Park
Friday, September 30, 2022 Arlington, TX Globe Life Field
Sunday, October 2, 2022 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
Friday, October 21, 2022 Vancouver, BC BC Place
Saturday, October 29, 2022 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
Friday, November 4, 2022 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
Saturday, November 12, 2022 Phoenix, AZ Chase Field
Saturday, November 19, 2022 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium
Sunday, November 20, 2022 Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium