Elton John Says Farewell, Plans Worldwide Tour with 6 shows in New York

After five decades of singing, songwriting, composing, and collaborating, legendary musician and pianist, Elton John, will embark on one final massive world tour to cap off his storybook Hall of Fame career.

With over 70 dates announced so far, the extensive “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” could see around 300 shows in all, and run into the year 2021. Several shows have been added to the tour including Upstate New York, and the Capital Region. Fans can see John on Sept. 15, 2018, at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, and March 1, 2019, at the Times Union Center in Albany. Shows in NYC have been added at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 18-19, 2018, and March 8, 2019, at the Barclay’s Center. Tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 2. Tickets cost $49.50 – $224.50 before fees.

John is a certified multi-platinum recording artist, selling over 300 million albums world-wide, making him one of the best-selling musicians in the world. His 1973 album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, is certified eight times platinum by the RIAA, while the Lion King Soundtrack scored him a Diamond certification.

His singles have reached the Billboard Top 40 chart 58 times, including 27 Top 10 hits,  and nine reaching number one. John, for 31 consecutive years (1970-2000), has had at least one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Elton won several entertainment awards throughout his storied career. He won five Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, for “That’s What Friends Are For,” sharing the award with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder in 1987, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” in 1995, from The Lion King, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, for “Candle in the Wind 1997,” and the Grammy Legend Award in 1999. In 1995, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” also scored John an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

During John’s five decade career, he has released 30 solo albums, 4 collaborative albums, and 9 combined soundtracks, score, and theater albums. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Farewell Yellow Brick Road 2018 Tour Dates:

Sept. 8 – PPL Center – Allentown, PA
Sept. 11 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 12 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 15 – KeyBank Center – Buffalo
Sept. 16 – Bryce Jordan Ctr –  University Park, PA
Sept. 19 – XL Center – Hartford, CT
Sept. 21 – Capital One Arena – Washington
Sept. 22 – Capital One Arena – Washington
Sept. 25 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON, Canada
Sept. 26 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON, Canada
Sept. 28  – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON, Canada
Sept. 29  – Centre Videotron – Quebec, QC, Canada
Oct. 4 – Centre Bell – Montreal, QC, Canada
Oct. 6 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
Oct. 10 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 12 – Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI
Oct. 15 – Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 18 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Oct. 19 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Oct. 23 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
Oct. 24 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Oct. 26 – United Center – Chicago, IL
Oct. 27 – United Center – Chicago, IL
Oct. 30 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
Nov. 2 – The Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
Nov. 3 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
Nov. 8 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Nov. 23 – BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL
Nov. 24 – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
Nov. 27 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL
Nov. 28 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Nov. 30 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Dec. 1 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Dec. 4 – TheBJCC – Birmingham, AL
Dec. 6 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA
Dec. 8 – Houston Toyota Center – Houston, TX
Dec. 9 – Houston Toyota Center – Houston, TX
Dec. 12 – AT&T Center Pkwy – San Antonio, TX
Dec. 14 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
Dec. 15 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX

Farewell Yellow Brick Road 2019 Tour Dates: 
Jan. 11 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
Jan. 12 – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter – Portland, OR
Jan. 15 – Savemart Center – Fresno, CA
Jan. 16 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
Jan. 18 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
Jan. 19 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
Jan. 22 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 23 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 26 – Gila River Arena – Glendale
Jan. 29 – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA
Feb. 7 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
Feb. 9 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Feb. 12 – CenturyLink Center Omaha – Omaha, NE
Feb. 13 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Feb. 19 – New Milwaukee Arena – Milwaukee, USA
Feb. 21 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 27 – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH
March 1 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
March 8 – Barclays Center – New York, NY
March 12 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
March 13 – Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, SC
March 15 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
May 2 – Stadhalle – Vienna, Austria
May 4 – TAURON Arena Krakow – Krakow, Poland
May 7 – O2 Arena Prague – Rammstein – Prague, Czech Republic
May 9 – OVB-Arena Bremen – Bremen, Germany
May 11 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany
May 12 – KoPi Arena Oberhausen – Sassenburg, Germany
May 15 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 18 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
May 19 – Scandinavium – Gothenburg, Sweden
May 22 – TUI Arena – Hanover, Germany
May 23 – Antwerps Sportpaleis – Merksem, Belgium
May 26 – Olympiahalle Munchen – Munich, Germany
June 1 – Bowling Green – Wiebasden, Germany
June 12 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
June 29 – Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland
June 30 – Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland