Elton John’s Farewell Tour rolls through New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS–Elton John is retiring but not before he makes one last stop in New Orleans.

The 70-year-old musician announced his retirement during an event held in New York City on Wednesday.

“My priorities have changed in my life,” John explained. “My priorities now are my children, my husband, my family. I thought the time is right to say thank you to my fans and say goodbye.”

He stresses that his decision has nothing to do with his health.

His tour spans over 300 dates and touches down on nearly every continent.

The tour dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” kicks off in North American in September.

He’ll play the Smoothie King Center December 6th.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday, January 25th.

Elton John 2018-2019 Tour Dates:

  • 02/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 02/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 03/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 03/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 04/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 04/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 05/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
  • 09/08 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
  • 09/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
  • 09/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
  • 09/15 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
  • 09/16 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
  • 09/19 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
  • 09/21 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
  • 09/22 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
  • 09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 09/26 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 09/28 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
  • 09/29 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
  • 10/04 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
  • 10/06 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
  • 10/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
  • 10/12 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
  • 10/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
  • 10/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 10/19 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 10/23 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
  • 10/24 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
  • 10/26 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
  • 10/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
  • 10/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
  • 11/02 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
  • 11/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
  • 11/08 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 11/23 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
  • 11/24 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
  • 11/27 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
  • 11/28 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
  • 11/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
  • 12/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
  • 12/04 – Birmingham, ALL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
  • 12/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
  • 12/08 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
  • 12/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
  • 12/12 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
  • 12/14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
  • 12/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
  • 01/11 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
  • 01/12 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
  • 01/15 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
  • 01/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
  • 01/18 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
  • 01/19 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
  • 01/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
  • 01/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
  • 01/26 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
  • 01/29 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
  • 02/07 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 02/09 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center