After a hitmaking, critically celebrated career that’s spanned nearly 50 years, Elton John revealed he will officially retire from touring following an extensive three-year trip around the world, which kicks off Sept. 2018. And yes, this really is a farewell tour: “I’m not Cher, even though I like wearing her clothes — this is the end,” John stated.

He made the announcement after singing “Tiny Dancer” and “I’m Still Standing” for an intimate crowd at New York’s Gotham Hall on Wednesday (Jan. 24) afternoon; the performance demonstrated he’s still as comfortable behind the mic and the ivories as ever before, putting to rest any suspicion that ill health is behind the farewell tour. “My priorities in my life are now my children, my husband and my family,” John said. “I want to be home.”

Following a livestreamed Q&A with Anderson Cooper, John took media questions about everything from his home life to holograms (spoiler: he vastly prefers one to the other).

Here are some things we learned at his Farewell Yellow Brick Road media event.

He Prefers Sales to Awards

I’m not a personal who cherishes Grammys and things like that

After Retiring From the Road, A Day In His Life Will Look Like…

I want to see friends

The Rocket Man Isn’t Tech Savvy

I’m a Luddite. I’ve never downloaded anything in my life

There Will Never Be an Elton John Hologram

That’s the last thing I want. It’s like doing a duets album with someone who’s dead. It’s so spooky

Source : Billboard