At the age of 75, Elton John appeared to be in fine form when he brought his farewell yellow brick road trip to Chicago’s Soldier Field on Friday.
The legendary British crooner turned back the clock and delivered many of his hits in a career spanning six decades.
The tour – which began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, US in September 2018 – has endured several postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic and at times John’s health.
He’s still standing! Elton John, 75, looked in great form during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday night.
John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) and his band kicked off the set opener with an upbeat rendition of Benny and the Jets, while he flashed his megawatt smile from behind the piano.
But as the band was tight and full of energy, it didn’t take them long to get up from their seats to connect with the audience.
Embellished in a black tuxedo blazer, filled with embroidery and an assortment of black pants, the Pinner, native of Middlesex, England, wowed the crowd with both music and her fun.
Her look would not be complete without wearing her trademark eye-catching glasses, which were big frames and red in colour, this night.
Wow the crowd: The legendary crooner enthralled the crowd with his many scintillating hits, starting with the set opener Benny and the Jets.
Delay: The tour – which began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, US in September 2018 – has endured several postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic and John’s health
With a huge crowd following the high-octane energy of the set opener, John & Co. lost no momentum when they followed with the Philadelphia Freedoms.
As his show went on, John performed his other hits, including I Guess What They Call It the Blues, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, Sad Songs (So Much), Don’t Let the Sun Go Down included. On Me, Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing and Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting.
After the show in Chicago, John and the band would have a brief month break from being on the road.
They will return to the stage on 7 September when the tour resumes with a few shows at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada.
Piano Man: Decked out in a black tuxedo blazer, cropped with lots of embroidery in the front and black pants, the British singer-songwriter spent most of the show singing his heart out behind the piano
Farewell: The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour aims to be his final trek around the world
After kickoff in September 2018 for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which aims to be John’s final trek around the world, the band played continuously for about a year and a half.
But then, when COVID-19 was deemed a pandemic in March 2020, the tour came to a halt, just after their show in Sydney, Australia, on 7 March of that year.
The tour came to an end amid the pandemic and John’s recurring health problems, including surgery on his hip due to a fall ‘on a hard surface’ He was sidelined until January 19, 2020, when he hit the stage at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Excitement: John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) appeared full of excitement and enthusiasm during the show, the final show on this leg of the tour; it starts again on 7 september
After resuming in the Big Easy, the tour continued in Miami until April 28 in the U.S. made its way into some parts of
From there, Jon and his band took a three-week hiatus before returning to Europe with a show in Fornebu, Norway on May 21.
The European leg in Watford, England continued until 4 July, and then John took an eleven-day break before resuming in the US with a Friday show in Philadelphia.
The tour will make its final stop in the United States on November 20 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The five-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour is set to formally end on July 8, 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Finally the vision: when it arrives and ends with a show in Stockholm, Sweden on July 8, 2023, Jon’s tour will be five years away