Elton John on Wednesday announced a farewell tour that will include 300 shows, and one of those stops will be at the Sprint Center on Feb. 13, 2019. Tickets will go on sale on Feb. 2, 2018, more than a year before the show.
At a news conference in New York City, he told moderator Anderson Cooper: “I’m not going to be touring anymore. I’m not going to be touring and traveling the world. My priorities have changed. I have young children.”
On the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, John, 70, will spend three years on the road. The tour will open in Allentown, Pa., on Sept. 8. It will include stops in St. Louis on Oct. 30 of this year, Tulsa on Feb. 9, 2019, and Omaha on Feb. 12, 2019.
The end of the road won’t be the end of his career. “That doesn’t mean I won’t still be creative,” he said. “But I won’t travel any more. … I don’t want to go out with a whimper. I want to go out with a bang. … It’ll be the most produced, fantastic show I’ve ever done.
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“I haven’t had much time off in my life,” he said. “I definitely want to make a couple more albums, but that will be easy since I can do that at home. I want to see friends. I want to spend time at my house and with my photography collection. I’m really looking forward to this tour and I’m really looking forward to the 300th date.”
In 2017, John survived a potentially fatal bacterial infection. He spent time in intensive care and was forced to cancel several shows.
He has a long history of performances in Kansas City. His most recent performance was in February 2010, when he shared the stage with Billy Joel. Here’s a review of that show. On Oct. 13, 2007, he played the first-ever show at the Sprint Center. Here is the set list from that show.