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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

He should combine his farewell tour with Slayer's.
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It'd be good to go, but I'm sure ticket prices will be stupid high. At least I've seen him three times (one solo, two with Billy).
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

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It'd be good to go, but I'm sure ticket prices will be stupid high. At least I've seen him three times (one solo, two with Billy).
There's going to be 300 dates over the next 3 years, so there should hopefully be good chances.

His website has crashed.
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
He should combine his farewell tour with Slayer's.
I'll pay for that.
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

AMEX presales start tomorrow.

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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
He should combine his farewell tour with Slayer's.
Bravo good sir, you win the internet today.
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

Big Elton fan but I would've thought he should've retired by now. Even when I saw him live, he had trouble hitting high notes like he used to.
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

Originally Posted by reverie View Post
It'd be good to go, but I'm sure ticket prices will be stupid high. At least I've seen him three times (one solo, two with Billy).
Speaking of stupid high and Billy...Billy Joel is playing locally at the K stadium. First concert there since 39 years ago. Nosebleed tickets are $50.
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I was able to get tickets. I thought it was modestly priced with only three price tiers.
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I was able to get tickets. I thought it was modestly priced with only three price tiers.
Well, don't keep us in suspense...did the tickets indicate that Slayer is opening for Elton John?
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Well, don't keep us in suspense...did the tickets indicate that Slayer is opening for Elton John?
Yes, and the tour has been renamed the "Slayin That Ass...One Last Time" tour.
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Damn. Forgot about the AMEX pre-sale. Nothing left for the Sunrise show. The prices didn't look that great, but not horrendous.
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Grabbed AMEX tix. Got the “cheap” tix at $144 after fees but seats will be okay. Saw him once with Billy Joel and this should be fun.
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Was able to get in on the "verified fan" presale this morning for Hartford. Needing 4 tix together meant I couldn't be choosy with seats and I'm not exactly thrilled with what the computer spit back at me. I really hate the inability to pick my seats online. Still, they were cheap ($60 with fees) and I wasn't about to miss this one. This will be my seventh time seeing him. As a longtime fan, I'm hoping/wishing/praying he does something akin to the 60th birthday shows from 2007 where he played a nice selection of deep cuts and he doesn't just trot out the same 25 hits we've all heard 10,000 times.
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I believe this announcement is just a cover-up/smokescreen.

Rumor is that he's slated to begin an exclusive, in-house engagement at Poppy's.
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

He "retired" once already in 1977.. 40 years later he's doing it again.. and he will again in 2057.
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

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I'll pay for that.
Shit me too, love Elton and Slayer, that show would blow my mind!
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Re: Elton John retiring from touring - Farewell Tour

Elton John has added several new stops across the US to the 2020 leg of his mega "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour!"

The 24 new dates include two-night stands in cities like Chicago and Houston, as well as shows in cities like Columbus, Orlando, New Orleans, and Kansas City.
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Was there Thursday. What a show. Superfun
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Was able to get in on the "verified fan" presale this morning for Hartford. Needing 4 tix together meant I couldn't be choosy with seats and I'm not exactly thrilled with what the computer spit back at me. I really hate the inability to pick my seats online. Still, they were cheap ($60 with fees) and I wasn't about to miss this one. This will be my seventh time seeing him. As a longtime fan, I'm hoping/wishing/praying he does something akin to the 60th birthday shows from 2007 where he played a nice selection of deep cuts and he doesn't just trot out the same 25 hits we've all heard 10,000 times.
Oh 2018 me, you were so naive. To think that he would actually play something other than the hits.

That said, the Disney show was solid enough. Given some of the videos I've seen from this tour, I thought his voice was in decent enough condition tonight. It even sounded sort of good on a couple of numbers. It was really nice to see them play Have Mercy on the Criminal. He didn't play that when I saw the farewell tour in 2018. Indian Sunset was the token deep cut back then.

It's hard to believe he's done touring in North America, but I'm sure he'll pop back up before too long if his health allows it. He talks a lot about spending time with his family, but I think he'll be bored out of his mind.
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Oh 2018 me, you were so naive. To think that he would actually play something other than the hits.
It was really nice to see them play Have Mercy on the Criminal. He didn't play that when I saw the farewell tour in 2018. Indian Sunset was the token deep cut back then.


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I was watching the Disney show, and was surprised when he said he hadn't played it in forever, as he played it on Thursday. And then I looked up setlist.fm, he played it 82 times this year.
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I loved that Kiki Dee came out for Don't Go Breaking My Heart, first live performance with her since 2006.
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The camera work for the Disney+ show was marginal. They could have cut all of the crowd close-ups (focusing on that proposal during I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues was cringe as well as all those randoms towards the end) and not reuse the pan in over the Dodger Stadium marquee so many times. I would have preferred to see some of the projected video if they had to cut away. Overall, I thought Elton sounded pretty good. His duets with Brandi and Dua Lipa were ok. Nothing outstanding. Kiki Dee while nice seeing her, was struggling a bit.

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