Fans of Elton John received big news on Wednesday indicating that John will be retiring from touring after a lengthy tour during a live press conference in New York City, which was broadcast worldwide and mediated by Anderson Cooper.
During the announcement, John also performed a few of his greatest hits, including the 1972 classic "Tiny Dancer." He explained that after he completes his farewell tour, he won't be touring anymore because the priorities in his life have changed.
John said his farewell tour, which he's calling his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour," will last three years due to its extensive nature. John said he will visit "every continent in the world."
John also revealed that he’s partnering with Gucci for the memorable stage outfits. "It's going to be the most produced, best production I've ever done," he stressed. "It's going to be a wonderful way to thank everyone. … I want to go out with a bang."
His farewell tour starts in September and tickets go on sale in North America beginning Friday, Feb. 2.
Prior to the announcement, there were rumors of the 70-year-old singer's retirement. He actually teased the announcement on Twitter on Monday.
John is a legend, having won eight GRAMMYs, an Academy Award for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" From The Lion King and a Tony Award for Best Original Musical Score for Aida.
Sometime this month, it was announced that John will be performing at this year's GRAMMYs with Miley Cyrus in celebration of him and his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin, receiving the Recording Academy President's Merit Award.