Elton John announces UK arena shows as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour

Elton will retire from live performing in 2021.

Elton John has added more UK and Ireland dates to his 2020 farewell tour. 

Sir Elton will play 24 UK and Ireland arena shows in November and December 2020, prior to retiring from live performing in 2021. Elton will visit London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin and Leeds.

"The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will take us to many places that have meant a lot to me over the last fifty years, but these UK shows will be incredibly special," said Elton. "The UK is home, and where my heart will always be. To celebrate some of the incredible moments we’ve shared with my British fans over the years will be wonderful. These homecoming shows will be very emotional, and a lot of fun."

Tickets for the new tour dates (highlighted below) go on general sale on Thursday 10 October at 10am.

In his illustrious half-century career, Elton John has scored 7 Number 1s on both the UK's Official Singles and Albums Chart, achieving an impressive 66 Top 40 singles. He is also only one of nine acts to peak at every single position in the Top 10.

Elton's greatest hits collection Diamonds is proving popular in the run up to the tour, currently ranked as the UK's 18th biggest album of 2019. Click here to view Elton John's full UK chart history.

The 2020 UK dates for Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour:

November

Mon 2nd - The O2, London
Weds 4th - The O2, London
Fri 6th - The O2, London
Sat 7th - The O2, London
Mon 9th - Arena, Birmingham
Weds 11th - Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Fri 13th - Echo Arena, Liverpool
Sat 14th - Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tue 17th - Arena, Manchester
Fri 20th - The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen
Sat 21st - The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA), Aberdeen
Tue 24th - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Wed 25th - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow       
Sat 28th - Arena, Manchester
Mon 30th - SSE Arena, Belfast

December 

Weds 2nd - The O2, London
Fri 4th - 3Arena, Dublin
Sat 5th - 3Arena, Dublin
Mon 7th - First Direct Arena, Leeds
Weds 9th - The O2, London
Fri 11th - M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Mon 14th - The O2, London
Weds 16th - The O2, London
Thurs 17th - The O2, London