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Sir Elton John to play last farewell concert in Wales

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Sir Elton John has announced the first UK dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

The singer will kick off a three-year farewell world tour in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, as he bows out of live performing to spend more time with his children.

The tour will arrive in the UK on June 9 2019, when he will play the 1st Central County Ground in Hove, before another outdoor show at Cardiff City Stadium on June 15.

Sir Elton first played at the home of Sussex Cricket 12 years ago, and it will be his third visit to the 1st Central County Ground.

His final show in Wales will be his tenth visit to the capital and his 14th visit to the country, having first performed in the city in 1976, playing two nights at the Capitol Theatre.

I want to thank my extraordinary fans for their overwhelming support throughout my career and especially their interest in being there to celebrate my final Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

I am so excited for the start of the tour and can't wait to see everybody on the road. I am very happy to announce the launch of my UK Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour with concerts in Hove and Cardiff.

The audiences in the south coast and Wales have always been some of the most welcoming and exciting I have played in front of over the past 42 years and the band and I are so excited to say goodbye in the most fantastic way. It's going to be amazing!

– Sir Elton John