Elton John’s farewell tour grosses $1 billion for the first time ever It was called the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.” The musician went on tour in 2018, but it was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The forecasts were shared by the British newspaper The Sunday Times.
In total, 333 concerts are planned for John’s tour, the last one will take place on July 8 in Stockholm. By the end of January, 278 performances had already taken place. At that time, he had already been recognized as the highest grossing – the fees amounted to 817.9 million dollars. In second place in the ranking was Ed Sheeran’s tour dedicated to the release of the album “÷” (“Divide”). The profit amounted to 776.4 million dollars (54.8 billion rubles). In third place is U2 and their 360° Tour with $736.4 million (52 billion rubles).
The newspaper estimated that John would spend over 900 hours at the piano. The song “Your Song” from the album “Elton John” from 1970, the musician will play it 2404 times in his entire career. The streaming service Disney+ will release a documentary about the tour. The tape will include footage of the performances and the preparatory process, archival materials and notes from the musician’s diaries.
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