Sir Elton John adds 2 more UK dates to his latest tour
Sir Elton John has extended the UK leg of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour”.
The 75-year-old music legend will now play two more dates at The O2 arena in London on May 30, 2023 and a third gig at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham on June 8, 2023.
The UK race will start on April 2 at The O2 and is currently set to end with two nights at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow from June 17.
The tour resumes at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on March 28, 2023, following shows at stadiums in North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Elton’s latest US show will be streamed live on Disney+.
The “Crocodile Rock” hitmaker will be heading to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, and the performance can be watched live on the streaming service.
In May, it was announced that the “Tiny Dancer” hitmaker’s extraordinary life and career would be documented in an upcoming Disney+ documentary.
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made His Legend” will feature never-before-seen archive footage and new interviews.
It will be released to coincide with the 75-year-old icon wrapping up the final North American leg of his final tour at the world-famous venue Elton played two shows in 1975, where he was joined for a duet of “Philadelphia Freedom” through tennis. ace Billie Jean King.
RJ Cutler, who helmed the Billie Eilish documentary ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ for Disney, is directing, while the ‘Hold Me Closer’ hitmaker’s husband, David Furnish, is producing.
Cutler said: “What a thrill and honor it is that David Furnish and I can create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists.
“As with so many others, the music of Elton John has held deep meaning for me for decades, and this opportunity is nothing short of a career highlight and privilege.”
Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, commented: “There are no more superlatives to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture – he is simply second to none.
“Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level. He has been part of the Disney family since 1994, when he helped make ‘The Lion King’ an instant classic, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be collaborating with him on this new documentary.”
Tickets for the two new dates will go on sale Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. Fans can join Rocket Club and get access to an exclusive pre-sale at eltonjohn.com/rocket-club.
Sir Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road UK Tour Dates:
Sunday 2 April 2023 – The O2, London
Tuesday 4 April 2023 – The O2, London
Wed 5 April 2023 – The O2, London
Sat 8 April 2023 – The O2, London
Sun April 9, 2023 – The O2, London
Wed 12 April 2023 – The O2, London
Thursday 13 April – The O2, London
Sun 16 April 2023 – The O2, London
Mon 17 April 2023 – The O2, London
Wed 19 April 2023 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 22 April 2023 – M+S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sunday 23 April 2023 – M+S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Tuesday 30 May 2023 – The O2, London
Wed 31 May 2023 – AO Arena, Manchester
Fri 2 June 2023 – AO Arena, Manchester
Sat 3rd June 2023 – AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 6th June 2023 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Thursday 8 June 2023 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 10 June 2023 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 11 June 2023 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Tue 13 Jun 2023 – PJ Live, Aberdeen
Thu 15th June 2023 – PJ Live, Aberdeen
Saturday 17 June 2023 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sunday 18 June 2023 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow