Photos by Rod Snyder

Elton John took to the stage, one last time in Philadelphia as he continues on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. The show opened up in Allentown on September 8 and tonight was only the third show of his three year farewell tour (the second show was also hosted in Philly).

Elton greeted the crowd and took his place at his piano. The set opened up with “Bennie and the Jets” and proceeded to deliver hit after hit after hit for the next 2.5 hours. At 71, he shows no signs of slowing down – his voice is still strong and his fingers still gold.

With hits like “Tiny Dancer”, “Candle in the Wind”, “Rocket Man”, “Crocodile Rock” and too many others to list, John, shows that he could keep touring for ever and a day, but as he announced earlier this year, it was time to focus on the next chapter of his life, his children. He’s not saying he won’t be creative, he’s just not going to be traveling anymore. As he said “I’ve been touring since I was 17”. That’s a pretty long time and he deserves some time off…that is after the three year farewell tour!

The opportunities are plentiful to catch him since the tour just started. You can see him somewhere along the 300 show tour, spread across 5 continents.

Set 1
Bennie AndTthe Jets
All The Girls Love Alice
Ai Guess That’s Why The Call It The Blues
Border Song
Tiny Dancer
Philadelphia Freedom
Indian Sunset
Rocket Man
Take me To The Pilot
Someone Saved My Life Today
Candle in The Wind

Set 2
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Burn Down The Mission
Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
The Bitch Is Back
I’m Still Standing
Crocodile Rock
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

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