Elton John bids farewell in triumphant last American concert at Dodger Stadium

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Rock icon Elton John played what he believes will be his last ever US concert on Sunday night with a career-spanning set that lasted two and a half hours.

The concert took place at Dodger Stadium, the scene of one of his greatest professional triumphs when he played two sold-out shows there in 1975 while at the peak of creative and vocal powers.

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Carlile dressed for the occasion, wearing an updated version of John’s glittering Dodgers uniform from his ’75 appearances:

Sir Elton was also joined by Kiki Dee for their 1976 duet, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, a song John has only rarely performed live. It was his first time doing the song with Dee in over 15 years:

And for his encore, he was joined by Dua Lipa for their hit single ‘Cold Heart’.

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The three-show series at Dodger Stadium concludes the US 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 multi-year, pandemic-interrupted tour will resume in Australia and New Zealand in January and conclude in Europe in the spring and summer.

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