After playing 278 shows, over a five-year period, with a combined attendance of 5 million, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has entered the record books as the highest grossing.
The 75-year-old’s mammoth tour has now grossed more than $800 million (£665m), according to Billboard, bettering the previous record held by Ed Sheeran. Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) world tour in 2017-2019 grossed $776.2 million to surpass U2’s landmark 360° Tour. His 255 shows across 43 countries were collectively attended by no less than 8,796,500, meaning the Suffolk-based singer-songwriter still holds the record for the highest number of tickets sold on a tour
John will play his final UK show at Glastonbury Festival, before closing the European run at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm on 8 July with his 333rd show of the tour.