Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Elton John includes 5 Texas shows on marathon farewell tour

Elton John includes 5 Texas shows on marathon farewell tour

Elton John at Circuit of the Americas F1 Weekend
Elton John's final tour will come to Dallas on December 14 and 15, 2018. Photo by Daniel Cavazos

Singer Elton John is launching what he says will be his final tour. Titled Farewell Yellow Brick Road in a nod to one of his biggest hits, the tour will include stops in three Texas cities — Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston — with five shows.

The Texas stretch of the tour starts in Houston on December 8-9. The Rocket Man then goes on to perform in San Antonio on December 12 at the AT&T Center, and Dallas on December 14-15.

This will indeed be one long farewell. The tour, which kicks off in Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 8, will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents before finally coming to an end in 2021.

John announced the tour with trademark fanfare at simultaneous press conferences in Los Angeles and New York City, where he also performed two songs: "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing."

He said he intends to spend more time with family; he has two young children.

John's music career started in 1967 when he started working with his longtime songwriter, Bernie Taupin. John has gone on to record 30 albums, including 2016's Wonderful Crazy Night. He is responsible for a slew of iconic songs, including "Your Song," "Rocket Man," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues," "Candle in the Wind," and more.

Tickets for the Texas dates will go on sale on Friday, February 2 at 10 am. Fans can also sign up for Ticketmaster's Verified Fan Presale, which will allow them access to buy tickets on January 30 if they are chosen.