Friday 20 April 2018

Elton John announces extra 3Arena date for Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour

BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park (Matt Crossick/PA)
BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park (Matt Crossick/PA)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Elton John has announced a second Dublin date on his farewell tour.

As tickets are being snapped up for his first show on June 12, a second date on June 13 has been announced, with tickets already on sale.

The singer last week revealed that his upcoming run of 300 shows would be his last, saying his "priorities have changed".

His Las Vegas residency ends in May after six years.

The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ global tour starts in the U.S. on September 8 2018 and is due to reach Europe in April 2019, Asia in November 2019, Australasia in December 2019, South America in March 2020, before returning to Europe and the UK late 2020 and finishing in North America in 2021.

"I always thought I was going to be like Ray Charles, BB King - on the road forever," he said.

"My priorities have changed. We had children and I changed our lives. That doesn't mean to say I'm not going to be creative. but I'm not going to travel."

"Last year I picked up an infection and I was very ill and it knocked me sideways. But I still did 96 shows.

"Believe me - if you ever do 300 shows, you're not in ill health."

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