Rock icon Elton John played what he says will be his last concert in the United States 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 when he was at the peak of his creative and vocal powers.
Carlile dressed up for the occasion, wearing an updated version of John’s glittering Dodgers uniform from his 1975 gigs:
Sir Elton was also joined by Kiki Dee for their 1976 hit duet, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, a song John only rarely performed live. It was the first time he did the song with Dee in over 15 years:
And for his encore, he was joined by Dua Lipa for their single “Cold Heart.”
The series of three shows at Dodger Stadium concludes the American leg of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. John said he wanted to stop filming so he could spend more time with his husband David Furnish and their two children.
The multi-year tour interrupted by the pandemic resumes in January in Australia and New Zealand, then ends in Europe in the spring and summer.