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Elton John announces farewell tour, coming to Tampa’s Amalie Arena

The Rocket Man's three-year, 300-date farewell tour has five shows booked in Florida.
Elton John. Photo: Matt Baron.
Elton John. Photo: Matt Baron.
Published Jan. 24, 2018|Updated Jan. 24, 2018

Elton John is truly finally ready to say goodbye to the yellow brick road.

The legendary singer made the surprise announcement Wednesday that he's embarking on a three-year, 300-date farewell tour, the end of the road for of a half-century of hits.

The "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Tour will stop at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Nov. 28, one of five dates in Florida. The others: Nov. 23 in Sunrise, Nov. 24 in Miami, Nov. 27 in Orlando and March 15, 2019 in Jacksonville. Tickets to the Tampa show at $55.75 and will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Feb. 2. Click here for details.

"Performing live fuels me and I'm ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe," John said in a statement. "I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I'm very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children."

John, 70, has been a legendarily entertaining performer and renowned hitmaker for nearly 50 years, creating such enduring hits as Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me and Candle In the Wind. He's an Oscar, Grammy and Tony winner; a knight and a Kennedy Center Honoree, and one of the bestselling artists of all time.

This show will undoubtedly sell out, so be sure to get your tickets early.

— Jay Cridlin

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