Rock icon Elton John played what he says will be his last-ever U.S. concert on Sunday night with a career-spanning set that lasted two and a half hours.
The concert was held at Dodger Stadium, the scene of one of his biggest professional triumphs when he played two sold-out shows there in 1975 while at the peak of his creative and vocal powers.
John, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, was joined by guests several times throughout the evening, including Brandi Carlile for “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”
Carlile dressed for the occasion, wearing an updated version of John’s glittery Dodgers uniform from his ’75 gigs:
Sir Elton was also joined by Kiki Dee for their hit 1976 duet, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” a song John has rarely performed live. It was his first time doing the song with Dee in more than 15 years:
And for his encore, he was joined by Dua Lipa for their hit single “Cold Heart.”
The run of three shows at Dodger Stadium wraps the U.S. leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. John has said he wants to stop touring so he can spend more time with husband David Furnish and their two children.
The multiyear, pandemic-interrupted tour resumes in January in Australia and New Zealand, then will conclude in Europe in the spring and summer.