St. Louis will be among the stops for Elton John as the music superstar embarks on his final world tour later this year. Today’s announcement comes on the same day John announced that he is retiring from life on the road.
In a New York City press conference earlier today, John confirmed that “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” which starts in September, will be his final tour.
The St. Louis show at Scottrade Center is on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2.
“Farewell Yellow Brick Road” will kick off in the U.S. on Sept. 8, and will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents. The tour’s three-year run will end in 2021.
“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said John. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”
John, one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, has 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, more than 50 Top 40 hits, and 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 more than 33 million copies. His decades-spanning career began in 1970, with the debut of his self-titled album.
Among the many awards and honors he has received are: 5 GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, 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 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.” In 1992, John established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised some $400 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
In addition to the public sale on Feb. 2, tickets will also be available via American Express (Jan. 25-29) and Ticketmaster Verified Fan (Jan. 30-31) pre-sales. Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 745-3000, on ticketmaster.com, or at the Scottrade Center Box Office.