Elton John Bids Farewell To Fans With His Swansong

Last night, Elton John concluded his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour in Stockholm, Sweden. The tour he embarked on in 2018 was delayed twice due to COVID-19 and Elton’s hip injury. However, he was on an ongoing tour since January 2022. Last night, before John sang ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ he had a farewell speech, saying:

“We’re ending it in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden. My very first show in Sweden was on the 7th of July in 1971, so it’s more or less 52 years from the day I first played in Sweden.”

John continued by thanking his fans at length:

“I’ve had the most wonderful career, beyond belief. Fifty years of pure joy playing music. How lucky am I? But I wouldn’t be sitting here and talking to you if it wasn’t for you. You bought the singles, the CDs, the albums, the cassettes… More importantly, you bought the tickets to the shows. You know how much I love to play live. It’s been my lifeblood to play for you guys. You’ve been absolutely magnificent.”

Before starting the track, Elton also thanked his crew and hinted at the possibility of performing again in the future:

“[…] I will never be touring again, but I may do something in the future, a one-off thing, or… but that’s miles away. I want to appreciate my family, my sons, my husband, my family, everything. I’ve earned it and I don’t regret it tonight. But I want to say thank you to the band, the crew, everybody. I will miss you guys so much, but I will see you much quicker than you think.”

You can check John’s IG story and his ‘farewell’ speech on YouTube below.

Photo Credit: Elton John – Instagram