Elton John’s final tour set to hit Target Center in 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pop superstar Elton John has announced he's hitting the road for the final time on a tour dubbed "Farewell Yellow Brick Road." He'll play the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Feb. 21, 2019.Tickets are priced from $249.50 to...
Elton John opens his show Saturday night in Grand Forks.JOHN STENNES

MINNEAPOLIS -- Pop superstar Elton John has announced he’s hitting the road for the final time on a tour dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” He’ll play the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Feb. 21, 2019.

Tickets are priced from $249.50 to $59.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 through Axs. American Express cardholders have access to a pre-sale that starts Feb. 8.

In typically grand fashion, John’s final tour kicks off in September and will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, with plans to wrap it all up with a run of final dates in North America in 2021.

“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” John said in a news release. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying farewell to life on the road. I need to dedicate more time to raising my children.”

John, 70, is one of the biggest-selling musicians in the world, with more than 50 Top 40 hits and successful forays into writing for film and Broadway.

Longtime fans know this isn’t the first time John has claimed to be retiring. He first announced he was quitting the business in 1977. Three years ago, he embarked on what he was calling “The Final Curtain Tour,” although it ended after six sold-out performances.

John will perform a duet with Miley Cyrus during the Grammy Awards, which air live Sunday night on CBS. He’s also set to receive the Grammy’s 2018 President’s Merit Award.