Five-time Grammy Winner Elton John is set for his last tour before calling it quits on the road.
John will end his nearly 50-year life on the road after his final 3-year tour that is set to begin in September.
“I’ve been touring since I was 17 with various bands,” John said. “I thought the time is right to say thank you to all my fans and say goodbye,” said Elton in a live-streamed sit down with CNNs Anderson Cooper.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will be the title of his last tour. The decision to retire put all rumors of John being sick after a countdown clock was put on his website to rest.
According to Elton, this is not the final goodbye as he will still release other albums.
The star has said that having kids with his husband David Furnish is what has influenced his decision, saying he wants to concentrate on his family.
“We had children and had changed our lives and in 2015 we sat down with their school schedule and we said I’m going to miss too much of this,” said Elton.
The 1994 Hall of Famer’s final tour begins on 8 September where he will perform 300 shows courtesy of a partnership with Gucci.
The 70 year old is also set to perform a duet with Miley Cyrus at the Grammy Awards set to be held at Madison Square Garden this weekend.
He will also perform in a post Grammy concert that will feature the likes of John Legend, Sam Smith, Chris Martin and Keith Urban on 30 January.
Elton John has had an amazing career irrespective of the various setbacks he has had which includes losing both his best friend and mother in a span of months.
He has more than 60 songs on the Billboard’s Hot 100 list and becomes the third most successful billboard artist of his generation with only the Beetles and Madonna coming ahead of him.
He has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his work in AIDS charities and his music.