The iconic singer will perform at the Chesapeake Energy Arena before retiring from touring.
Elton John recently announced that he will be playing his final Oklahoma show in Oklahoma City. The concert will take place on July 5, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Elton John is a singer, songwriter, composer and pianist. In terms of album certifications, he has 26 golds , 38 platinums and one diamond.
In addition to him being an innovative musician, he has also done much for the for the fight against AIDS. In 1992, he founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Elton John’s concert will be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, which is located at 100 West Reno Ave. Tickets went on sale on Nov.1. The ticket ranges for the concert are $70 to $1120, fees not included.
This concert is a part of his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour.” This tour will span across a three year period, 2018-2021; he will play over 300 concerts in five continents. He announces more concerts for the tour every month.
Elton John is retiring from touring to spend time with his husband, David, and their two children. However, he says that he will continue to make music, he just won’t be touring anymore.
In an interview with CNN, he said, “I’ve been touring with various bands since I was 17. I thought the time is right to say thank you to all my fans and say goodbye.” John has been touring the world on and off for almost 50 years.
Elton John played a concert in Tulsa at the beginning of February. During the concert, he let it slip that he had plans to return to Oklahoma one final time before he retired. His concert in Tulsa earlier this year was entirely sold out. He played to a crowd of over 19,000 people.
I was lucky enough to attend the concert. There was a moment during the show where he sang his song, “I’m Still Standing.” Before the song, he told the audience of his battle with addiction. Many of the audience members were moved to tears, myself included. He sang the song in such a powerful way; it’s an anthem that celebrates the fact the he is still here despite everything that has happened in his life.
During the song, John showed a slideshow of pictures from from his personal life, including pictures that show some of his greatest achievements.
The setlist for this tour is remarkable. It is comprised of 25 songs, he plays every single song that you could want him to. During the concert he plays, “Bennie and the Jets,” “Border Song,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “The Bitch is Back,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” “Your Song” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” The same setlist is played at each show on the tour.
Elton John has had quite the year this year. “Rocketman,” the musical biopic of his life, was released this past June starring Taron Egerton. John also released his own autobiography just a few weeks ago. The autobiography is titled “Me,” and details his childhood, his rise to fame, his friendship with Freddie Mercury, his relationship with John Reid and how he eventually met his husband.
Make sure you get your tickets soon because this show is sure to sell out. Elton John was a pioneer of his genre. No one was making the same kind of music as he was. This show will be the last concert he plays in Oklahoma. So get your boas and heart-shaped sunglasses and get ready to rock the night away!