Sir Elton John might be going to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding as a guest or performer. Either way, he has rearranged his schedule to be available on May 19.
The legendary artist, who is getting ready for retirement, sparked the invite rumors after he decided to reschedule two shows that were set for May 18 and 19 in Las Vegas.
John was very close to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, and has publicly supported the relationship. All of this comes after John announced that he is leaving the music business.
It is the end of an era for the industry, as Mr. John claimed recently that he is preparing the grand finale of his tour. The iconic pop singer made an official statement at Gotham Hall in New York last month.
His appearance was announced in advance by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and followed by a short virtual reality video that showed the audience the most memorable accomplishments of John’s lengthy career.
When the viewers finished watching the quick summary of his 50 years on stage and removed their headsets, John arrived behind his piano and performed two of his classic songs — “Tiny Dancer” and “I’m Still Standing.”
John added that he will leave the stage after a massive tour that will span three years and will consist of more than 300 concerts. The last gig is called “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” in reference to the musician’s album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, that was released in 1963.
Numerous musicians retired from touring only “on paper,” returning to live performances time after time again. Examples include Kiss, Cher, and Ozzy Osbourne, but John has stated firmly that this would not be the case with him with a simple statement: “I’m not Cher.”
The outfits for the events will be designed by Alessandro Michele, who works as a creative director for one of John’s most favorite fashion brands — Gucci.
John explained that now is the time for a new chapter in his life as he needs to dedicate himself to raising his children. He added that by the end of his farewell tour, his children will be 10 and eight years old, a critical time for a parent to be around.