Elton John ends his final career tour with an emotional farewell: ‘I’ll never forget them’

Elton John ended the final outing of his career with an emotional farewell: “I will never forget them.” (AP)

surrounded by fans from all over the world, Elton John toast on saturday at StockholmAnd Sweden to him Farewell partythat ended Half a century on stage his tour Farewell yellow brick road which started in 2018.

The 76-year-old star opened the ceremony with her song “Penny and the planes‘, which first appeared on the album Goodbye, yellow cobblestone road in 1973. Songs like “little dancer“,”Have mercy on the criminal“and classic”Rocket Man“. In addition to “philadelphia liberty And “I guess that’s why they call it the blues“.

“You know how much I love playing live. Playing for you was my reason for living and you were so amazing.”, the singer announced to the crowd that filled the Tele2 Arena.

“They are in my head, in my heart and in my soul, and I thank them very much. I will never forget you”, added.

The 76-year-old star opened the party with his song “Bennie And The Jets,” which first appeared on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album in 1973. Hits like “Tiny Dancer,” “Have Mercy On The Criminal,” and “Rocket Man” hit him. Plus “Philadelphia Freedom” and “I Guess That’s Why They Call Them Blues”. (AP)

For more than two hours, the songs were interspersed with moments in which the artist, rising from the piano, looked at the audience to thank his fans, as well as his musicians and his team, some of whom have accompanied him for more than 40 years. .

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I want to salute these musicians“They are really incredible (…) and they are the best,” he said.

Shortly after playingborder song“, which he dedicated to Aretha FranklinWith his performance, the singer made the audience stand on its feet.”I’m still standing“.

before appearing, Elton John Share a message from foul playwhich was performing that night in Gothenburg (West), where the singer Chris Martin I thanked him for his drive and commitment.

The concert was a show Music and passionwith an active display of “Saturday night is fine for fightingthat showered golden confetti on the band and the audience.

Shortly after playing the “Border Song,” which he dedicated to Aretha Franklin, the singer got the audience to its feet with his rendition of “I’m Still Standing.” (AP)

Elton John He confirmed that he would “never be touring again”, but revealed that he might do a “one-off thing” sometime in the future, spreading hope to his millions of fans.

he Tele2 Arena And the British star received, for the second time in a row, the last concert of this latest tour, which began five years ago but was interrupted due to Covid-19 and hip surgery in 2021.

It was unbelievable, I have no words because I still didn’t get it all.”said Anton Vionen, a 25-year-old Finnish banker.

She almost cried for him. But it’s great to be heresaid Swedish educator Connie Johansson, who bought tickets for the show four years ago.

With the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, Elton John 330 concerts in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK.

With the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, Elton John has given 330 concerts in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and the UK. (AP)

He was among the fans who came to Stockholm Jenny Kinser 50 years old, from Kentucky, USA.

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“I wanted to be there at the end because I was too young to be there in the beginning,” he explained.

For the occasion, he wore an almost perfect copy of the outfit Elton John had chosen for his first concert in Stockholm in 1971: red shorts with suspenders and a red, yellow and brown T-shirt.

The artist, who has sold 300 million records, played to 6.25 million people on this tour.

The artist, who has sold 300 million records, played to 6.25 million people on this tour. (AP)

The legendary artist has spent more than 50 years touring, having embarked on his first tour in 1970. He has played more than 4,000 shows in over 80 countries. On this tour alone, he said he performed in front of over six million people.s, being one of the highest earnings in history.

(With information from AFP)

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