Son After his 70th Madison SG concert, Elton Announces “cathartic” autobiography offering “the truth” about his life.
When you sell out Madison 70 times in nearly 45 years, you must be doing something right.
And when that 70th show is also, by random coincidence, the 70th date on your farewell tour — and maybe possibly your last show at the storied venue — chances are good that it’s going to be a pretty special night.
The iconic pop star has confirmed the release of the memoir – the title of which is yet to be revealed – on his official Twitter account.“My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and I’m now ready to tell you my story, in my own words,” he captioned a video in which he announced the news.
My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and I’m now ready to tell you my story, in my own words. My first and only official autobiography will be released October 2019.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 8, 2019
“I can’t wait for you to read it because it’s the truth and so many books written about me haven’t exactly been truthful. I can’t wait for you to see what I have to say about my life.”
Elton was in top form, particularly for a 71-year-old man who’s playing three-hour sets several nights a week. His voice is deeper than on the classic records and he doesn’t even try to hit the falsetto notes, but his energy level is high, he’s smiling and mugging and pointing at the crowd throughout the entire show, and he takes a bow after nearly every single song, soaking up the cheers in a way that emanates gratitude far more than ego.
The show wasn’t perfect: the otherwise masterful band stumbled on “Love Lies Bleeding,” and we probably could have lived without, say, “Sad Songs Say So Much.” But certainly no one in the crowd was complaining — and while there are approximately 230 shows remaining over the next two-plus years, it’s likely that Elton John’s 70th Madison Square Garden concert will remain one of the most special.
Setlist -Bennie and the Jets- All the Girls Love Alice -I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues -Border Song
-Tiny Dancer -Philadelphia Freedom-Indian Sunset -Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
-Take Me to the Pilot-Someone Saved My Life Tonight-Levon -Candle in the Wind -Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding -Burn Down the Mission-Daniel-Believe-Sad Songs (Say So Much)-Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me-The Bitch Is Back -I’m Still Standing-Crocodile Rock -Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting Encore:-Your Song-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John has announced details of new UK dates for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. The dates, all penned for 2020.
Elton John performs farewell gigs in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Leeds. The full list of UK dates can be found below.
His three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will end in 2021.
Leeds will be his final UK tour date EVER when he performs at the First Direct Arena on December 7, 2020, after concerts in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Birmingham.
Sir Elton said: “The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will take us to many places that have meant a lot to me over the last 50 years, but these UK shows will be incredibly special.
“The UK is home, and where my heart will always be. To celebrate some of the incredible moments we’ve shared with my British fans over the years will be wonderful.
“I’m not Cher,” he said during the announcement, referencing the ‘Believe’ singer’s habit of returning to live work following supposed ‘farewell’ tours. “This is the end.”
The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will last three years and will see John perform more than 300 shows in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before its conclusion in 2021.
“These homecoming shows will be very emotional, and a lot of fun.” Tickets for the newly-announced string of dates in 2020 will go on general sale on Friday November 16 at 10am, with the pre-sale starting at 10am on Tuesday November 13.
November 2020 Fri 6 – The O2, London Sat 7 – The O2, London Mon 9 – Arena, Birmingham Weds 11 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham The Leeds rugby player on a mission… Police receive a dozen calls over… Fri 13 – Echo Arena, Liverpool Sat 14 – Echo Arena, Liverpool Tue 17 – Arena, Manchester Fri 20 – The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen Sat 21 – The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen Tue 24 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow Wed 25 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow Sat 28 – Arena, Manchester December 2020 Mon 7 – First Direct Arena, Leeds