Elton John farewell tour comes to DC in September

WASHINGTON — Follow the yellow brick road to Capital One Arena for music legend Elton John’s farewell tour.

Tickets for the Sept. 21 and 22 shows in D.C. go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. American Express card members and Ticketmaster verified fans can purchased tickets earlier.

John announced that the tour — dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” — will be his final. The 70-year-old singer, pianist and composer said he wanted to spend time with his family. His children will be 10 and 8 when he stops in 2021, and John said he hoped he might be able to take them to soccer practice.

“My priorities now are my children and my husband and my family,” he said. “This is the end.”

The North American leg of the tour includes venues in Philadelphia, New York, Connecticut, Canada, Massachusetts, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Idaho, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Tickets can be purchased on John’s website.

Here is video highlight of his career.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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