Elton John Reflects on Performing His Last American Concert at Dodger Stadium

Sir Elton John announces the
Sir Elton John announces the "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Tour back in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9333413bi)

Elton John’s farewell tour is expected to wrap up this summer, but his last American concert is already behind him. The iconic British singer recently reflected on his final concert on U.S. soil and explained why he opted to perform it at Dodger Stadium.

John recently set down with Deadline to discuss his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road and Disney+ concert film Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium. The explained that he wanted to go out with a bang, and performing at Dodger Stadium was an amazing full-circle moment.

“We wanted to end in Los Angeles because my career started in America at The Troubadour in 1970. And then we did the wonderful concert in ‘75 at Dodger Stadium… I thought it would be a wonderful thing to close the circle to play Dodger Stadium as the last show in Los Angeles,” explained John.

It’s been almost six months since he wrapped up the North American leg of the tour at Dodger Stadium, but his farewell tour is far from over. John is currently busy touring across Europe, and he’s expected to perform his last-ever UK show at Glastonbury on June 25. He’ll then head to Paris, Zürich, and Copenhagen, before concluding the tour at Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena on July 8.