While bringing his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to Chicago, Elton John, 75, performs his greatest hits.


As part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, 75-year-old Elton John performs hits in Chicago.

When he brought his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday, Elton John, 75, appeared to be in excellent shape.

Many of the legendary British crooner’s hits from his six-decade career were performed while turning back time.

The COVID-19 pandemic and, occasionally, John’s health have caused the tour, which began in the US in September 2018 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to be postponed numerous times.

John (real name Reginald Kenneth Dwight) and his band opened the set with a fiery performance of Bennie And The Jets as he grinned wildly from behind the piano.

But it didn’t take long for him to stand up and interact with the crowd because the band was playing tight and with lots of energy.

The Pinner, Middlesex, England native worked the crowd with both the music and his banter while dressed in a black tuxedo blazer filled with a variety of embroideries and black pants.

His distinctive flashy glasses, which he always wore and which, on this night, had a large frame and a red tint, would have made his appearance incomplete.

After the high-octane energy of the set opener, the enormous crowd was pumped up, and John and the band didn’t lose any of that momentum when they played Philadelphia Freedom as the set’s second song.

John continued to perform his other hit songs, including I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, Sad Songs (Say So Much), Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, and Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.

John and the band will take a brief one-month break from touring after the Chicago concert.

When the tour resumes with two performances at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on September 7, they will take the stage once more.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which is meant to be John’s last trip around the globe, began in September 2018 and the group continued to perform regularly for about a year and a half after that.

The tour abruptly ended in March 2020, immediately following his performance in Sydney, Australia, that same month, when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

The tour was ultimately postponed until John took the stage at the Smoothie King on January 19, 2020, as a result of the pandemic and his ongoing health issues, which included hip surgery as a result of a fall “on a hard surface.”

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