Elton John Says He Will Continue to Perform After His Final Tour: “The Piano Won’t Go Away Forever”
Elton John touched on his post-touring musical plans ahead of his upcoming final UK show at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25th.
According to uDiscoverMusic, Elton talked to the BBC that following the tour he will take a vacation and then, “Everything is up in the air…the piano won’t go away forever.”
“It’ll be very sporadic, I really don’t want to tour again,” he continued. “Doing a theater thing for a few weeks might be appealing, but honestly, that’s in the dim and distant future. I’m not going back to Vegas. If I do anything, it will be here (in the UK). . . I do not want to fly anywhere (or) go anywhere, I just want to be still for a few months.” “ideal life when the tour is over,” he says he will go on holiday for a couple of months, and then: “Everything is up in the air…the piano won’t go away forever.
Regarding his homeland farewell at Glastonbury, Elton revealed, “This is the first time I’ve been asked to play it. It’s come at the right time, I’m a great believer in serendipity and fate and this is the most wonderful way to sign off in England. . . I’ve got guests and I can’t tell you who they are.”
Elton summed up his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” as a kind of love letter between him and his fans: “It’s been everything I’d hoped it would be and more. The audiences have been amazing, dressing up. . . some of them have been to 150 shows, 300 shows. They’re treating it as a party, and that lifts my spirit every night. I have to say it’s been better than I could ever have imagined it to be. I’m happy in my personal life and my professional life, everything in my life is so wonderful. So I think that’s the reason why the performances really satisfy me.”