Farewell Yellow Brick Road

Elton John mounts marathon farewell tour including 2 shows in Houston

Elton John mounts marathon farewell tour including 2 shows in Houston

Elton John at Circuit of the Americas F1 Weekend
Elton John's final tour will come to Dallas on December 14 and 15, 2018. Photo by Daniel Cavazos

Singer Elton John is launching what he says will be his final tour. Titled Farewell Yellow Brick Road in a nod to one of his biggest hits, the tour will include stops in three Texas cities — Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.

The Texas stretch of the tour starts in Houston on December 8-9, then hits San Antonio on December 12. The Dallas shows are on December 14-15, at American Airlines Center.

This will be one long farewell: The tour, which kicks off in Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 8, will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents before finally coming to an end in 2021.

John announced the tour with trademark fanfare at a pair of simultaneous press conferences in Los Angeles and New York, where he also performed two songs: "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing."

He said he intends to spend more time with family; he has two young children.

John's music career started in 1967 when he first started working with his longtime songwriter, Bernie Taupin. John has gone on to record 30 albums, including 2016's Wonderful Crazy Night. He is responsible for a slew of iconic songs, including "Your Song," "Rocket Man," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues," "Candle in the Wind," and more.

Tickets for the Texas dates will go on sale on Friday, February 2. Fans can also sign up for Ticketmaster's Verified Fan Presale, which will allow them access to buy tickets on January 30 if they are chosen.