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Elton John farewell tour will be stopping in Kansas City

25 Janvier 2018

On Wednesday, Sir Elton John announced that his next world tour will be his last, and he's making a stop in CT.

Marking the end of his touring career, Elton John will play at Scottrade Center in October during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour".

After touring for more than 50 years, his final tour will consist of more than 300 shows over the next three years.

"My priorities have changed", John said in a live interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, explaining his farewell.

The 70-year-old tore down tabloid reports that he is in "ill health", saying that he wouldn't be able to tour again if he was unwell.

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

Ticket sales for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour go on sale February 2nd. "I've had a good run".

The imminent announcement has sent fans into a frenzy, with one tweeting: "Elton John is retiring from music?!"

Media types were greeted with a glass of champagne upon arriving for the joint news conference, held in NY and London.

In the #EltonEvent broadcast live from NY on eltonjohn.com, he gave solo renditions of "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing" before breaking the news to host Anderson Cooper and the assembled audience.

He became "violently ill" on a flight back to the United Kingdom in April 2017 and spent two nights in intensive care, resulting in his tour dates for that month and the next being cancelled.

"There will be a decision made in the next six months, probably", he said.

"But my priorities have changed".

ET spoke with John at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation New York Gala in November, where he was being honored.

"But we had children, and that changed our lives", he continued.

After a round of applause from a small audience, he went on to play I'm Still Standing. "I'm not Cher. Though I like wearing her clothes", said John, known for his wacky on-stage style. Sir Elton is due to host, with guests including Sam Smith and Chris Martin.

He has sold more than 300 million albums. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997", which sold over 33 million copies.

Elton John farewell tour will be stopping in Kansas City