Elton John announces UK dates of Farewell Yellow Brick Road retirement world tour – how to get tickets

Legendary singer-songwriter is retiring from live performances to spend time with his family

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Thursday 08 November 2018 08:35 GMT
Sir Elton John plans three-year world tour before bowing out of live performing

Elton John has announced the UK part of his 300-date "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" retirement tour.

The legendary singer-songwriter will kick off his dates in Britain at the O2 Arena in London on 6 November 2020, performing 13 shows that will conclude at the Leeds First Direct arena on 7 December.

In a statement, John described the UK leg as “incredibly special". "The UK is home and where my heart will always be," he said.

John announced his retirement from performing in January – 50 years after he met his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

He made the decision so he could spend more time with his two sons, who will be 10 and eight when the tour finishes in 2021. He said he would continue to make music.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 16 November

Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road UK tour dates

6 November 2020: O2 Arena, London

7 November: O2 Arena, London

9 November: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

11 November: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

13 November: Echo Arena, Liverpool

14 November: Echo Arena, Liverpool

17 November: Manchester Arena

20 November: Events Complex, Aberdeen

21 November: Events Complex, Aberdeen

24 November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow

25 November: SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Got sweaty palms already? Check out our handy tips for dealing with the demand:

1) Make sure you are ready and waiting with the web page up at least five minutes before 9am.

2) Do not let your computer, phone or whatever device holds the key to your happiness run out of battery.

3) Register your details with the website you are booking from in advance, if you can, but don’t panic if you haven’t left enough time as your tickets will be held while you fill out your information

4) Check how many tickets you are allowed to buy in one purchase. If you try to buy more than the limited number, your booking may be cancelled without notice, meaning no-one gets to go.

5) Get your friends to try too, but stay in contact in case you all succeed and end up with a bunch of tickets you didn’t want. If you do need to sell any on, do so at face value. No-one likes a tout.

6) Be patient and avoid refreshing or switching between browsers. Stick with one tab and have some faith! Be prepared to wait for an hour to get tickets

7 December: First Direct Arena, Leeds

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