Elton John hosts the band Annuity on Yellow Brick Road farewell tour

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Elton John is on a farewell tour after more than 50 years of music.

Elton John continues to prove that your next act just might be your best. Today, the number one male entertainer of all time announced the Alliance for Lifetime Income as the presenting partner for his ‘2022 Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour of North America’.

The Alliance is Elton John’s first and only non-profit touring partner.

After 52 years of live performances and more than 4,000 shows, it’s the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist’s farewell to millions of fans as he retires from touring. Described as his most elaborate and high-tech show ever, this tour is destined to become the most popular farewell tour in music history.

“I am thrilled to have the Alliance for Lifetime Income as my presenting partner on tour,” said Elton John. “Being a non-profit organization, the social mission of the Alliance aligns with many of my own interests. For me, the next exciting phase in my life is spending more time with my family, being more active with my foundation, music and other exciting creative projects, and continuing my commitment to diversity and community. economic equality for all.

“There is no better example of living fully and on your own terms than Sir Elton John,” said Jean Statler, CEO of the Alliance for Lifetime Income. “The opportunity to partner with him on this farewell tour, as he moves on to the next stage of his life, is a unique opportunity. In addition to providing us with timeless music, his working life in championing diversity and equity has inspired generations of fans young and old, making this partnership a perfect fit for the Alliance’s social mission of educating consumers and helping them avoid run out of money in later life.”

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Though Elton is saying goodbye to touring and yet still at the top of his game, the rules of retirement have changed for millions of Americans who are living longer with no income guarantees other than Social Security. This sponsorship is a powerful way to raise awareness and educate Americans that having a financial plan that includes protected income from an annuity is a better way to find your Yellow Brick Road to the next chapter in life.

“Whether it’s the first or tenth time he’s attended one of his concerts, for Elton John fans everywhere, this concert is sure to be at the top of everyone’s bucket list,” said said Statler.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road 65-city North American tour kicked off January 19 in New Orleans and ends November 20 in Los Angeles. To learn more about the tour, please visit www.eltonjohn.com/tours.

To learn more about the Alliance, please visit www.ProtectedIncome.org.

About the Alliance for Lifetime Income

The Alliance for Lifetime Income is a Washington, D.C.-based, 501(c)(6) nonprofit educational organization that raises awareness and educates Americans about the value and importance of having lifelong income protected at retirement. Our vision is of a country where no American will face the prospect of running out of money in retirement. The Alliance provides consumers and financial advisors with educational resources, interactive tools, research and actionable insights to use in developing retirement income strategies and plans. We believe that focusing attention and conversations on retirement income that lasts a lifetime leads to greater retirement security for millions of Americans.

About Elton John

Elton’s professional accomplishments to date are unmatched in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the best-selling solo artists of all time. On the UK and US charts alone he has 1 diamond, 32 platinum or multi-platinum and 21 gold albums as well as over 70 Top 40 hits. He has sold over 300 million records worldwide .

He holds the record for the best-selling single of all time, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, which has sold over 33 million copies. Released in 2017 “Diamonds”, the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, became Elton’s 40th UK Top 40 album and spent over 200 consecutive weeks in the top 75 of the UK charts, including over 110 in the top 20. This release celebrated 50 years of her songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. In August 2018, Elton was named the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, having scored 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 27 Top 10s. “The Lockdown Sessions”, an album of recorded collaborations during the COVID-19 pandemic, was released in October 2021 and went straight to number 1 in the UK charts, becoming Elton’s 8th number 1 album in the UK. Her debut single “Cold Heart (PNAU Remix) with Dua Lipa” became a global bonafide hit, reaching number 1 on the UK and Australian charts. Its success meant Elton became the first solo artist to score a UK Top 10 single in 6 consecutive decades. In America, he holds the record for the longest run among the Billboard Top 40 hits at age 50.

Elton announced the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour at New York’s Gotham Hall in January 2018. Encompassing 5 continents and over 350 dates, this 5-year tour kicked off in September 2018 and marks his retirement after more than 50 years. on the road. In 2019, it was named Billboard’s Top Rock Tour and Pollstar’s Major Tour Of The Year. To date, Elton has given over 4,000 performances in over 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. 2019 also saw the release of ‘Rocketman’ and the worldwide hit autobiography, ‘ME’. An epic musical fantasy film from Elton’s life, “Rocketman” was a commercial and critical success, grossing nearly $200 million at the box office. It has won an Oscar, two Golden Globe Awards and a Critics’ Choice Award and has been nominated for a BAFTA. Its soundtrack was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.

Among the many awards and accolades bestowed on him are six GRAMMYs, including a GRAMMY Legend Award, a Tony and two Oscars, a BRIT Award for Best British Male Artist, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honor, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001 and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services”.

In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit organizations fighting HIV/AIDS and has raised more than $515 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. In June 2019, President Emmanuel Macron presented Elton with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest honor, for his lifelong contribution to the arts and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Elton received the Companion of Honor in the 2021 New Year’s Honors list. The highest recognition on the list, Elton became one of 64 people to hold the honor. In September 2019, The Royal Mail issued a set of 12 stamps in tribute to Elton, one of the most popular and enduring musical artists of all time. Elton was only the second individual musical artist to feature in a dedicated stamp issue. In July 2020, the Royal Mint released an Elton John commemorative coin, the second in its music legends series to celebrate “one of the most successful and enduring artists of all time”. Always a tireless advocate for new artists, Elton was one of the leading voices in the industry in lobbying the government for visa-free touring rights for young artists in post-Brexit Europe.

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