From the looks of it, Elton John isn’t yet ready to say goodbye. The singer revealed on Wednesday, January 24, that he will write a book titled Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life on Tour, which will detail his half-century on the road.
The musician retired from touring last year when he concluded his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road adventure on July 8. The 256-page book also features behind-the-scenes photos of the stage design for the performance, John’s custom Gucci-designed clothing, photos of famous visitors, and official tour photos.
David Furnish, the CEO of the singer’s Rocket Entertainment and the tour’s creative director, wrote the moving foreword for his husband and manager, John. Hyperion Avenue, a publishing imprint of Disney, will release the book on September 24. Fans of Rocket Club and those who purchase it through John’s own store will receive it two weeks ahead of schedule.
According to Billboard Boxscore, John’s farewell tour ended five years after it began, having been postponed multiple times due to illness, injuries, and the COVID-19 epidemic. The tour brought in $939.1 million in revenue and sold 6 million tickets across 330 events.
The 76-year-old legendary singer stated he does not want to go on tour once more, but he did mention that he might occasionally perform.