Elton John's farewell, Greta Van Fleet

Elton John left shown here with Anderson Cooper announced his farewell tour on Wednesday

English singer, pianist and composer Sir Elton John has announced that he will retire from touring.

Before he stops touring, though, the "Rocket Man" singer said he wants to thank his fans around the world with his most ambitious tour yet. "I'm overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to my last ever tour", the award-winning Hall of Famer tweeted. "My sons are quite serious about soccer so I want to take them to places where they can learn to play well", he explained.

The full interview will air on Thursday's GMA which starts at 7 a.m. ET.

"It will be the last time that I'm touring and traveling the world, because my priorities have changed", John told several hundred journalists and guests after a mini-concert and virtual reality presentation about his career.
The "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour will include 300 concerts running through 2021 and including a stop at the Save Mart Center, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

John announced that he will be retiring from touring after a lengthy tour during a live press conference in New York City, which was broadcast worldwide and mediated by Anderson Cooper.

Tickets for the show are $49.50-$224.50 and on sale 10 a.m. February 2 at the arena, box office, online or by phone 800-745-3000.

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In 1985, he founded the Botswana International School of Music (BISM), focusing his music more on mbaqanga sounds. Masekela moved to Los Angeles and hanged out with icons like David Crosby, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper .

John's final Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will start in the US in September and will stretch out to 300 shows which may take several years to complete.

The "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" pre-sale is powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan, Ticketmaster's fan-first technology built to help artists combat ticket bots and get tickets into the hands of fans that intend to go to the event.

He said his priorities have shifted after becoming a parent with his husband David Furnish.

The 70-year-old British entertainer, revealing his plans at a gala NY event, said he planned to "go out with a bang" with a global tour that will open on September 8 and last through 2021.

John's theatrics have made him a top attraction in Las Vegas.

The video then cut to Sir Elton live in NY, sat at a piano and playing Tiny Dancer. "Now Elton's embarking on the next phase of his creative journey and it will be every bit as surprising and powerful as his first performance nearly 50 years ago". He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997", which sold over 33 million copies.

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