The colorful specs, the iconic songs, the legendary piano—this is Elton John in all of his glory. And the Magic City gets to witness his brilliant charm live one last time this month.
Elton John means different things to different generations. To baby boomers, he’s the quirky Englishman who became a member of new rock royalty with ’70s-defining hits like “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer.” To Gen Xers, he was the hero who projected his star power on the AIDS epidemic when it was being ignored by so many. And for Gen Y, well, let’s be honest, he was the soundtrack to The Lion King. Now rediscovered by Gen Z as the funky old guy who hangs with (and mentors) Ed Sheeran, Elton John’s genius continues to inspire. No matter how you know him, you know him because Elton John is simply a legend. And with that, he is embarking on an epic three-year odyssey around the world to say farewell—not to making music, but to touring. “It’s time to come off the road,” John says, “so I can fully embrace the next important chapter of my life.” And it’s going to be one spectacular mic drop after another. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will take him across five continents, giving every corner of the globe a dazzling goodbye. One that will be glittery, nostalgic and as fantastic as the last 50 years have been. Nov. 23, BB&T Center; Nov. 24, AmericanAirlines Arena, ticketmaster.com
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