Elton John began his farewell to the stage. 47 years after his legendary performance at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, which launched him to world stardomthe musician returned to the venue this weekend to give his last show in the United States, part of his tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road, which could be seen live streaming on Disney+.
While Dua Lipa joined the British music star on stage, John changed into a sequined robe emblazoned with his initials and a shiny baseball cap emblazoned with the Los Angeles Dodgers logo.. The look was a clear homage to the dazzling baseball uniform that the musician wore to his concert at the same venue on October 25, 1975..
The artist and Lipa proceeded to perform together “Cold Heart”, their collaboration released in 2021 that mixes lyrics from “Rocket Man”, “Sacrifice”, “Kiss the Bride” and “Where’s the Shoorah?”, John’s greatest hits, and which remained in the number one position of the North American rankings for several weeks.
“Tonight is a very special night, a very emotional night for me”John said at the beginning of the show after playing “Philadelphia Freedom”. “It’s been a long journey” The 75-year-old artist added reflectively. “We are making history tonight, the first global broadcast on Disney+,” he proudly expressed.
Still recovering from a hip injury that forced the postponement of the tour in September 2021, John did not move around the stage with ease, however He gave an impeccable show, in which he was accompanied by other invited artists. Brandi Carlile she sang the verses immortalized by the late George Michael with John for “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”. british singer Kiki Dee joined John to sing their classic duet “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” nearly five decades after their chart debut. “We decided to recreate that incredible moment for you,” John confessed to his audience.
In addition to the singers who took the stage, several Hollywood stars gave the present on the spot, some of whom walked the red carpet before the concert, such as Heidi Klum, Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Kirsten Dunst, John Stamos , Connie Britton and the star of Top Gun: MaverickMiles Teller. Jude Law, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Neil Patrick Harris They were in the public, although they did not pose for the photographers.
“I want to spend time with my family; I’ll be 76 when I stop touring next year”, the star confessed while her partner, David Furnish, appeared with their children, Zachary, 11, and Elijah, 9. “I want to bring you here to show you exactly why I’m retiring.”.
John ended the show with his classic “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” At the end of the song, he shed his silver robe to reveal a sports outfit and climbed into an elevator that took him up to the stage. While this was happening, the screens showed an animated Elton walking down a heavenly yellow brick road. “Be good to each other,” he added as he left the stadium. “And goodbye”, he said goodbye.
The tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road marks the last dates of the British tour in North America and Europe. “I’m going to leave in the biggest way possible, performing at my best level, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had, playing places that have meant a lot to me throughout my career,” he said in a statement. announcing the tour, after the success of Rocket manits biopicin which he was played in his youth by Taron Egerton.
The professional achievements of the British celebrity are as great as his career. He is one of the most popular solo artists of all time. He alone in the UK and US charts has one diamond, 32 platinum or multi-platinum, and 21 gold records, as well as more than 70 Top 40 greatest hits. Worldwide, he sold more than 300 million records, so his goodbye will have a strong echo.