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Elton John Announces Farewell Tour After 50 Years Of Performing Worldwide The bitch is back, but with a bittersweet announcement. Just before the Grammy’s, Elton John announced that he’ll be embarking on a world tour that will ultimately be his last. Here’s everything to know about his farewell shows. Sad, but true — The Rocket Man is get to hang up his platform shoes, at least from touring. In a press conference on Jan. 24th, Elton John, 70, announced to his fans worldwide that he will be touring just one more time before retiring from the road. “”It’s a way to say thank you and to go out with a bang,” he said. “My priorities are my husband, my children and my family. I’ve been touring since I was 17…I’ve had a good run.” The announcement comes on the heels of a rough 2017 for Elton. Last year, the man who’s sold over 200 million records worldwide, was forced to cancel 9 shows in Las Vegas and California after he contracted a bacterial infection in South America while on tour. At the time, things looked positively grim for Elton, as his management said the “potentially deadly” infection forced him to spend two nights in intensive care last April. However, despite the frightening health scare, he was able to perform 87 shows last year, which is nothing to scoff at. (What are you going to be doing when you’re 70 years old?) Meanwhile, Elton will be celebrating through the weekend, hitting the Grammys stage on Jan. 28th for highly-anticipated duet with Miley Cyrus. Soon after, he’ll be honored at a Grammy Salutes Concert in his honor, with performances by Miley, Kesha, Little Big Town, Sam Smith, and more! Sadly, this is the second retirement announcement this week of a musical legend. Earlier in the week, Neil Diamond also announced that he would be retiring from touring, while revealing the upsetting news that he’s battling with Parkinson’s Disease.