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Elton John to kick off nearly yearlong farewell tour

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  • Elton John is set to kick off his nearly yearlong farewell tour on Thursday.
  • The first show of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour is in New Orleans, La.
  • The tour comes off the heels of the October 2021 release of John’s collaborative album, “The Lockdown Sessions.”

Elton John is set to kick off his nearly yearlong farewell tour on Thursday. 

The iconic singer’s first show of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour is in New Orleans and will then continue throughout North America and Europe. John’s final show of the tour will be Nov. 20 in Los Angeles. 


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The tour comes off the heels of the October 2021 release of John’s collaborative album, “The Lockdown Sessions.” Its track “Cold Heart (Pnau remix)” — featuring Dua Lipa and sampling John’s songs “Rocket Man,” “Sacrifice,” “Kiss the Bride,” and “Where’s the Shoorah?” — hit No. 1 in the United Kingdom, his first No. 1 since 2005’s “Ghetto Gospel.” 

John’s debut album “Empty Sky” was released in 1969. 


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