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Elton John launches the UK leg of his Farewell tour in Norwich.

Elton John performs live. CREDIT Getty

If you belong to the Gen Z generation, the chances are your parents or grandparents are fans of Sir Elton John. The 75-year-old English singer, pianist, and composer has launched his UK leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road in Norwich’s Carrow Road stadium which was fully packed with his admired fans.

At only 15 years old, Sir Elton John was hired with his mother’s and stepfather’s help as a pianist at a nearby pub, the Northwood Hills Hotel, playing Thursday to Sunday nights before launching himself as The “Rocket Man” singer. Elton John’s 1974 hit is probably one your grandparents would incessantly play when you were in their company as a little child. He was nicknamed Rocket Man following his 1972 hit single of the same name.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour is his last due to his desires to spend more time with his children. The tour was announced back in 2018 but was halted because of the pandemic. Sir Elton John told his enthusiastic fans that “It is lovely for him to be in their company” as he is winding up his long and successful career as a solo artist and has released 31 albums since 1969.

“Believe it or not, this tour has been going for a long time and this is the first English date we’ve done, due to you know what,” he told the crowd. During the show, Elton John changed his outfits three times to the delight of his fans many of whom had dressed in homage to their all-time hero.

He treated his fans to his hits including “Tiny Dancer”, “Rocket Man”, “Your Song”, and his recent single, “Cold Heart”.

“Tonight is the 229th show on the Farewell Brick Road tour, we have about 103 shows to do”, told his emotional fans.” He added: “It’s been quite a journey and it all ends next July”. He thanked his fans for all the memories, love, and loyalty they have expressed to him in all the shows they have attended.

Sir Elton John is one of the best-selling artists of all time having sold over 300 million records worldwide in a six-decade memorable career in music. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including nine number one in the UK and US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US.

 

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