Elton John recreates iconic moment in final-ever US show as Prince Harry leads tributes

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Elton John has finished the final US show of his last-ever tour, featuring pyrotechnics, Dua Lipa and well-wishes from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The music legend closed out the North American leg of the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” by recreating his iconic bejeweled baseball uniform from his previous performance at the Dodger Stadium in 1975.

The concert was complete with fireworks, pyrotechnics and a set list of 23 of Sir Elton’s most iconic numbers, including “Tiny Dancer”, “The Bitch is Back”, “Rocket Man” and “Your Song“.

The pop titan has played three consecutive shows at the stadium in LA with Sunday (20 November) being his last. By the time the tour wraps up next year, it will have consisted of over 300 shows worldwide since 2018.

Ahead of the tour’s first show in LA, Elton John took to Instagram to tease his return to the venue for the first time in over five decades.

“The start of my final North American tour shows and the first time back at Dodger Stadium since 1975. See you at 8pm, LA – don’t be late!”

 

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He was also joined onstage by Dua Lipa to perform their recent collaboration “Cold Heart”, a mashup of John’s previous hits “Rocket Man”, “Sacrifice”, “Kiss the Bride”, and “Where’s the Shoorah?”.

 

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As well as Dua, the rocketman himself brought Brandy Carlile and Kiki Dee onstage to perform two separate duets.

Carlile and John performed “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”, which he dedicated to the late members of his band, while Dee performed “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, which she duetted with Elton John back in 1976.

The concert was also live-streamed on Disney+, and the programme featured a video message from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

“Thank you for entertaining everybody for so many decades. Thank you for being the friend that you were to my mum. Thank you for being our friend, thank you for being a friend to our kids and thank you for entertaining people right around the world,” said Prince Harry, referring to the star’s friendship with the late Princess Diana.

With the North American leg of the tour concluded, Elton John’s next dates see him visiting Australia in January 2023, with the final stretch consisting of 50 European shows throughout the spring and summer.

 

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