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Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour

Posted on 29 June 2021

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ABOUT ELTON JOHN:

Elton’s career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity as the number 1 top-performing solo male artist. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 1 diamond, 38 platinum or multi-platinum, and 26 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’, which sold over 33 million copies. ‘Diamonds’ the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the UK album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album in the process. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 27 Top 10s.

Elton announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents and over 350 dates, this 3-year-long tour started in September 2018 and marks his retirement from touring after more than 50 years on the road. In May 2019, it was named Billboard's Top Rock Tour. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970.

2019 saw the release of Rocketman to great critical and commercial success with nearly $200 million at the box office, a fantasy musical motion picture of his life, which has won an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Original Song. Plus, his much-anticipated autobiography Me, which was released on 15 October, 2019.


Among the many awards and honors bestowed upon him are; six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend Award, a TONY, two OSCARS, two Golden Globe Awards, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.” In 2019, HM Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the “Companion of Honour,” a prestigious award given only to those who have made major contributions in arts, science, medicine, or government. Elton John became one of only 65 people who can hold this honor at one time.

In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $450 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In June 2019, President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest award, for his lifetime contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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