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Elton John Has Announced His 3-Year Long Farewell Tour

Elton John
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“I want to go out with a bang.” 

After some four decades of making music, Elton John is ready to settle down and give up the touring life. After a three-year long farewell journey, that is.

After a performance in New York City today, John sat down with Anderson Cooper to discuss the logistics of his grand finale. The "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour will commence in September and circle the globe over the course of 300 tour dates. John told Cooper that in 2015 he began reevaluating the priorities in his life and wants to spend more time with his husband and their children.

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The iconic singer emphasized that his decision to quit touring is not a decision to step away from music, merely a decision to slow down a bit. He still hosts a show for Apple Music and expressed interest in more albums and entertained the idea of a residency somewhere. "I want to go out with a bang," John said, "say thank you, and leave people thinking, 'god, I saw the last tour and it was fantastic.'" Watch the event's announcement and following interview, below (the intro starts around 5:35).

Tickets for the tour go on sale February 2.

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