Stadium date for Sir Elton John
SIR Elton John has announced the first UK dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour – and he’s coming to Cardiff.
The musical legend will play Cardiff City Stadium on June 15, 2019.
The singer, right, kicked off a three-year farewell world tour in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday as he bows out of live performing to spend more time with his children.
The tour will arrive in the UK on June 9, 2019, when he will play the 1st Central County Ground in Hove, before his outdoor show at Cardiff City Stadium six days later.
Sir Elton’s show in Wales will be his 10th visit to the capital and his 14th visit to the country, having first performed in the city in 1976, playing two nights at the Capitol Theatre.
He said: “I am very happy to announce the launch of my UK Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour with concerts in Hove and Cardiff.
“The audiences have always been some of the most welcoming and exciting I have played in front of over the past 42 years and the band and I are so excited to say goodbye in the most fantastic way. It’s going to be amazing!”
He added: “I want to thank my extraordinary fans for their over- whelming support throughout my career and especially their interest in being there to celebrate my final Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
“I am so excited for the start of the tour and can’t wait to see everybody on the road.”
Sir Elton announced his farewell tour in January, when he said his“priorities have changed”, adding that he and his husband David Furnish’s two sons, Elijah and Zachary, had transformed their lives.
He said making the decision “wasn’t a hard struggle because I love my kids so much and they have taken over my life and are the most important thing”.