Elton John announces book about his final tour

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The book ” Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life On Tour » by Elton John will be released in September.

Elton John returns to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour with a book that traces the 330-concert journey that began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 2018, and concluded in Stockholm, Sweden, five years later. Elton John’s book Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life On Tour will be available on September 24.

It has been a beautiful journey creating this book and remembering the people and places that shaped an incredible chapter in my lifeJohn wrote on Instagram. And the stories and memories, not just from this tour, but from my entire career “. A press release adds that the book will offer “ a rare glimpse into Elton’s personal archive, never-before-seen posters, sketches, photographs and postcards “, as well as a foreword by David Furnish, John’s husband and the tour’s creative director. Hyperion Avenue will publish this book which covers John’s entire career.

John announced the tour in January 2018 at a press conference in New York hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN. “ I’m not going to tour and travel the worlddid he declare. My priorities have changed. I have young children. That doesn’t mean I won’t be creative anymore. But I won’t travel anymore… I want to go out with a bang… It will be the most produced and fantastic show I’ve ever done. »

The tour largely sticks to the set he played in Allentown on opening night, which focuses on big hits like ” Little Dancer “, ” Your Song “, ” Candle In The Wind “, ” I’m Still Standing ” And ” Crocodile Rock “. The tour had to be interrupted for almost two years between 2020 and 2022 due to the pandemic. When he resumed, John’s collaboration with Dua Lipa, ” Cold Heart ”, which mixes several of his old songs, had become his biggest hit in decades. The song was added to the encore.

When John inducted Bernie Taupin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame late last year, he revealed that they had just completed an album together in Los Angeles. “ He will surprise youdid he declare. It’s absolutely wonderful, full of youth and vitality. It’s wonderful after 56 years of living together. »


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