Elton John Announces Retirement From Touring With Farewell Tour

He's not travelling any longer.

Elton John Announces Retirement From Touring With Farewell Tour BBC

Musical legend Elton John has announced his retirement from touring with one final world tour.

During a press conference in New York this morning, the singer explained that he is retiring as he now has other things in his life that require more focus.

"I'm not going to be touring anymore," the singer told moderator Anderson Cooper.

"I'm not going to be touring and travelling the world.

"My priorities have changed. I have young children.

"I'm 71. I can't physically do the travelling anymore.

"I want to be at home. I really want to spend time with my children at home. 

"I've had an incredible life, but life is all about change." 

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Elton will, however, embark on a final Farewell Tour over the course of three years.

The tour will be called Farewell Yellow Brick Road and will consist of 300-dates across the globe.

Elton explained to the audience at the conference at Gotham Hall, that he will still pursue creative projects despite his retirement.

"That doesn't mean I won't still be creative.

"But I won't travel anymore...I don't want to go out with a whimper. 

"I want to go out with a bang... It'll be the most produced, fantastic show I've ever done."

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Australian tour dates have not yet been announced.

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