Flight, eventually has to land sometime.
Today, elton john announced he's finally touching down.
>>rob vaughn: the singer is going on one last farewell tour?
And if you're a big fan, you'll like where he's going to take the first step, down that yellow brick road.
Here's joy howe.
((nat pop "it's a little bit funny, this feeling inside... ")) >>>reporter it is a little bit funny.... this feeling inside when you you hear that an iconic note in the soundtrack of music history, has reached a surreal coda.
>>>elton "you know i've had an amazing life.
I've had an amazing career."
>>>reporter but now, elton john says, his priorities have changed.
>>elton john ... and i thought the time is right to say thank you to all my fans around the world.
((nat pop 1:08 "my gift is my song and this one's for you")) >>>reporter so, in an elaborate live interview, coupled with a digital youtube video highlighting some high career points..
((nat pop drum beats)) he announced one final, epic, thre?year farewell tour... ((nat pop)) but that's not even the cool thing.
The cool things is, it kicks off, in allentown?
He'll start saying goodbye on his "farewell yellow brick road" tour on september the 8th at the ppl center.
((nat pop "saturday night's all right, all right!)) saturday night might be all right, but it's friday, february the 2nd that's the big date, when tickets go on sale.
>>elton john "you know to say goodbye.
And then just to have a breather."
((nat pop 4:49 "so goodbye yellow brick road)) >>>reporter some fans might say it's the end of an era... it might be a little sad, even.
But the singer says, don't get a replacement just yet... >>elton john (5:23) doesn't mean to say i'm still not going to be creative but i'm not going to travel anymore.
>>>reporter in other words, it's time for the rocket man, to hang up the jet pack.
((nat pop 5:13 "oh i've finally decided my future lies, beyond the yellow brick road) >>>reporter first step down that final road?
See you in allentown.
Joy howe, 69 news.