Sir Elton John told CNN that his next tour will be his last. One of the best-selling recording artists of all time did a sit down chat with Anderson Cooper, which live streamed around the globe, to make the announcement. Fans that want to catch the openly gay British icon will have the next three years to see the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour that will make more than 300 stops in five continents.
“I’ve been touring since I was 17 with various bands,” John said. “I thought the time is right to say thank you to all my fans and say goodbye.”
The 70-year-old said that his priorities changed when he had children with David Furnish. “We had children and had changed our lives and in 2015 we sat down with their school schedule and we said I’m going to miss too much of this,” he told Cooper.
John also said that while he may not be touring, fans can expect him to continue recording albums.