Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Elton John Going 'Out with a Bang'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Elton John Going 'Out with a Bang'

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John: Going 'out with a bang'

Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a "way to go out with a bang."

"I've had a good run, I think you'd admit that," John said Wednesday, adding that he wanted to "leave people thinking, 'I saw the last tour and it was fantastic.'"

The 70-year-old singer, pianist and composer said he wanted to spend time with his family. His children will be 10 and 8 when he stops in 2021.

John made the announcement at an event in New York in which he sat at a piano and performed "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing." He wore his signature glasses and a colorful suit jacket that read "Gucci Loves Elton."

His final tour dubbed "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" starts in September. It will consist of 300 shows in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Asia. Tickets go on sale beginning Feb. 2.

He will play at Scottrade Center on Oct. …

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