Elton John is certainly finishing big with his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” now officially named the biggest selling tour of all time. Billboard Boxscore posted, “(Elton) has grossed $817.9 million across 278 shows so far — more than any tour in Boxscore history. Bypassing Ed Sheeran‘s “The Divide Tour” ($776.4 million), it is the first tour in Billboard’s archives to cross the $800 million benchmark.”
Sheeran had earned the biggest tour honors back in 2019 for his 258-show run, trumping U2‘s “The 360 Tour,” which had snagged a cool $736.4 million.
Upon announcing his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour back in 2018, Elton John was asked why the trek needed to be such a long and major outing: “My fans have always turned up to my concerts. It means a lot to me. I’ve been touring since 1970 — that’s 48 years, and I’ve always managed to sell out concerts. So, it’s a way of saying thank you, and it’s a way of going out with a bang. I don’t wanna go out with a whimper — I wanna go out with a big bang.” SOUNDCUE
Elton John will next perform on March 23rd and 24th at Liverpool, England’s M&S Bank Arena.
The ongoing “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, which began in 2018, is set to run through July 2023 with Elton performing his final European dates.