Elton John has revealed his final UK appearance will be at this year's Glastonbury festival. The Guardian reported he'll close out the main stage on June 25th marking his second-only career appearance at a UK festival.
Elton said in a statement, “I couldn’t be more excited to be headlining the Pyramid stage. As the end of my 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour comes into view, there is no more fitting way to say goodbye to my British fans. They have been beyond brilliant, and have supported me through all the highs and lows of my career. I can’t wait to embrace the spirit of the greatest festival in the world.”
Elton explained to us what this final tour symbolizes: “It's the last time that I will be touring and traveling the world, because my priorities have changed in my life. 10 years ago, if you had said I'm going to stop touring, I'd have said, 'No, no — I'm a working musician I always play' — but, we had children and it changed our lives. And in 2015, David and I sat down with a school schedule and I said, 'I don't wanna miss too much of this.'”
The ongoing “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, which began in 2018, is set to run through July 2023 with Elton performing his final European dates.
Elton John next performs on January 8th, 2023 in New South Wales, Australia.