Elton John is making history, although his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” is still ongoing.
John officially began his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” the final tour of his decade-long career. In November, he will perform his 2,000th show in the United States in Los Angeles.
Even though he still has a few weeks before the end of his tours, he has already broken a record and is expected to make history when he performs his final show.
As of October 9, the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” had already grossed $661.3 million after selling 4.5 million tickets across 257 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Despite being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, John reached the milestone.
The amount made him the third musician to reach the $600 million mark, following U2’s 360 Tour’s $736.4 million and Ed Sheeran’s The Divide Tour’s $776.4 million.
John has 13 more shows before his final concert on November 20 at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium so that he can break both records.
Whether he broke the record or not, the legendary singer had made history by becoming the highest-grossing solo act in Billboard Boxscore history, with $1.7 billion in earnings and 19.1 million tickets sold.
Amid his record-breaking run, John decided to cancel his final show in Houston.
The Astros announced Monday that the November 4th performance at Minute Maid Park would be canceled. It will also not be rescheduled due to the updated MLB Postseason schedule for 2022.
Houston advanced to the American League Championship Series after defeating Seattle on Saturday. If it wins the ALCS, it will host Game 6 of the World Series on November 4 in Houston.
Regardless of his flaws, John has already expressed gratitude for getting to where he is now.
In an interview with the Globe and Mail, he was asked what he still desired. John replied:
“I’ve achieved everything I possibly could. I’m very close to my family. I’ve done and been rewarded with so many amazing things, I’ve met so many amazing people. There’s nothing in my life I could possibly want, other than for my boys to do well. I just would like to remain at this level of happiness.”