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Elton John announces 2 surprise shows in Houston as part of marathon farewell tour

Elton John announces 2 new shows in Houston for marathon goodbye tour

Elton John - Houston Toyota Center - Farewell Yellow Brick
Pop legend Elton John is returning to Houston.  Photo by Jacob Power

UPDATE: After canceling the June and July 2020 dates, Elton John has rescheduled his return to Toyota Center for Saturday, January 22, 2022.


Fans of pop legend Elton John who’ve missed his farewell tour are in luck: the Rocket Man will again land in Houston.

The flamboyant singer announced two new Houston dates as part of his three-year, wildly popular, and sold-out Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. John will return to Toyota Center in 2020, on June 30 and July 1.

Tickets for these new dates go on sale at 10 am Friday, November 22 online. Advance tickets — for American Express Card members only — go on sale at 10 am Thursday, November 14, through Monday, November 18 at 10 pm.

It’s been quite the year for John, since he most recently dazzled a Toyota Center crowd last December. In addition to the success of the farewell tour, his biopic, Rocketman has earned commercial success and rave reviews, as has his memoir, Me, which hit No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

All said, his farewell tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents before finally coming to an end in 2021. John says he is retiring to spend more time with family; he has two young children.

Fans can expect a lively and even funny show, full of classics such as “Bennie and the Jets,” “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” and “Philadelphia Freedom.”

The audience will experience a rare glimpse into Elton’s life and the deeply personal meaning behind some of his greatest hits, with never before-seen photos and videos shown throughout the show from his 50-year career, according to a release.

John’s last performance here featured him walking down a yellow brick road in a poignant exit. Time will tell what kind of dramatic farewell the icon has up his colorful sleeve.