Elton John’s farewell tour is the highest grossing of all time

The music icon's final ever tour is the first to surpass the $800million (£649.1million) mark

Elton John‘s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour is the highest grossing of all time.

The music icon’s final ever tour has drawn $817.9 million (£664.4million) so far, according to figures from Billboard.

The tour, which kicked off in September 2018, has grossed more than any tour in Boxscore history, bypassing Ed Sheeran‘s ‘The Divide Tour’ at the end of 2019, which made $776.4million (£630.5million).

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Sheeran previously beat U2’s ‘The 360 Tour’ to the record.

John’s tour is also the first in Billboard’s archives to surpass the $800million (649.1million) mark.

The ‘Rocket Man’ singer has played 278 shows so far across arenas in North America, Europe, and Oceania, before playing stadiums in each continent for the final year of the tour.

John will play the final UK show of his last ever tour at Glastonbury this year, after being confirmed as the festival’s first headliner back in December. “I couldn’t be more excited to be headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2023 and celebrate the greatest festival in the world!!” the legendary musician shared on Instagram.

Speaking to NME for a Big Read cover feature in 2021 around the release of his collaborative album ‘The Lockdown Sessions’, Elton John said that he was determined to finish his ‘Farewell…’ tour – and that it will also certainly be his last.

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You can find the final UK and Ireland dates for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour below and purchase any remaining tickets here.

Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ UK and Ireland tour dates 2023:

2023

APRIL
Sunday 02 – The O2, London
Tuesday 04 – The O2, London
Wednesday 05 – The O2, London
Saturday 08 – The O2, London
Sunday 09 – The O2, London
Wednesday 12 – The O2, London
Thursday 13 – The O2, London
Sunday 16 – The O2, London
Monday 17 – The O2, London
Wednesday 19 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 22 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sunday 23 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

MAY
Tuesday 30 – The O2, London – NEW SHOW
Wednesday 31 – AO Arena, Manchester

JUNE
Friday 02 – AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 03 – AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 06 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Thursday 08 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 10 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Sunday 11 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Tuesday 13 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Thursday 15 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Saturday 17 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sunday 18 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

The singer’s gig in Auckland, New Zealand was cancelled just minutes before stage time last week (January 27) as huge floods hit the city.

Elsewhere, John recently sent gig tickets to Telford school students for their lockdown cover of his 1983 classic ‘I’m Still Standing’.

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