Elton John adds second show to Gillette Stadium on ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour
Elton John’s globe-trotting, final tour will reach Massachusetts this summer on the heels of his 75th birthday.
“Farewell Yellow Brick Road” will bring the “Captain Fantastic” to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on July 27 and 28, among the last days of the North American segment of his tour.
“It’s hard to believe that after tomorrow in St. Louis, I’ll have just a handful of shows left before I wrap up my final arena performances in the United States,” the iconic musician posted on social media. “This year will see my grand finale in North America, playing stadiums all around the country, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I cherish these memories we’re making together. It has been nothing short of incredible, and I look forward to seeing you very soon one last time, on my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.”
Over a staggering 52 years of live performances, Elton John has played for tens of millions of fans worldwide and has broken multiple attendance and box-office records throughout his career, hitting an unrivaled apex.
The past year also has seen Elton return to the recorded music charts with his smash hit “Cold Heart” remix, which hit No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and No. 1 on its Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
Elton John begins his final run of dates in North America in Philadelphia on July 15, finishing with three nights at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 17, 19 and 20. The epic 5-year tour ends like a “Candle in the Wind” in Stockholm, Sweden on July 8, 2023.
“After the tour pause during the pandemic, it’s so wonderful to see Elton back out there electrifying audiences every night, but obviously with this announcement of the final North American dates it’s bittersweet as well,” said Jay Marciano, chairman and CEO of tour promoter AEG Presents.
“It’s really starting to feel like the end of this tour is in sight, four years after it began,” Marciano said in a statement. “Every artist who has ever set foot on a stage can learn so much from Elton’s artistry, work ethic, and dedication to his fans. There’s truly nobody like him. I feel privileged to have spent over 30 years working with Elton, and for our company to be a part of one of the biggest grossing tours of all time.”