Elton John Now Has The Highest Grossing Tour Of All Time
Elton John is certainly finishing big with his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” now officially named the biggest selling tour of all time. Billboard Boxscore posted, “(Elton) has grossed $817.9 million across 278 shows so far — more than any tour in Boxscore history. Bypassing Ed Sheeran‘s “The Divide Tour” ($776.4 million), it is the first tour in Billboard’s archives to cross the $800 million benchmark.”
Sheeran had earned the biggest tour honors back in 2019 for his 258-show run, trumping U2‘s “The 360 Tour,” which had snagged a cool $736.4 million.
Upon announcing his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour back in 2018, Elton John was asked why the trek needed to be such a long and major outing: “My fans have always turned up to my concerts. It means a lot to me. I’ve been touring since 1970 — that’s 48 years, and I’ve always managed to sell out concerts. So, it’s a way of saying thank you, and it’s a way of going out with a bang. I don’t wanna go out with a whimper — I wanna go out with a big bang.” SOUNDCUE
Elton John will next perform on March 23rd and 24th at Liverpool, England’s M&S Bank Arena.
The ongoing “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, which began in 2018, is set to run through July 2023 with Elton performing his final European dates.