Elton John Announces 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Memoir

The book will be published September 24 by Hyperion Avenue

Photo via @eltonjohn on Instagram

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 24, 2024

Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour was historic in a great many ways, probably most notably in its sheer length. Although it finally came to a close in Stockholm last July, the legend — who recently attained EGOT status — is not worried about memorializing too soon: John has announced a memoir tracing the 330-show journey that began in Allentown, PA, in 2018.

Farewell Yellow Brick Road: Memories of My Life on Tour is set to be published on September 24 by Hyperion Avenue, and you can pre-order it now. With a foreword by David Furnish, John's husband and the tour's creative director, the book is slated to offer “a rare glimpse at Elton’s personal archive of posters, sketches, and never-before-seen photographs and postcards," according to a press release.

“It’s been a beautiful journey creating this book and remembering the people and places that shaped an incredible chapter in my life,” John wrote on Instagram. “As well as the stories and memories, not just from this tour but from throughout my career."

Since pretty much the moment the tour finally ended, rumours have been swirling about the iconic singer-songwriter recording new music — some of which were started by the man himself, who noted that his next collaboration with Bernie Taupin is going to "surprise the shit out of you" while inducting the composer into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November. 

Then, earlier this year, Pete Townshend revealed that John had recorded a new album with Brandi Carlile. Who knows whether they were referring to two different records or one, but there certainly seems to be more in the works from John yet despite his retirement from touring.

See his Instagram post announcing the memoir below.

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