GUCCI TO DRESS ELTON JOHN ON HIS FAREWELL TOUR
A SPECIAL SWAN SONG
After 50 years in business, music legend Elton John is hanging up his microphone with the three-year “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” world tour that kicks off in the U.S in September. For the 300-date event that will bring him across five continents, John has teamed up with Gucci for his onstage wardrobe. It’s no surprise that the 70-year-old singer chose the Italian luxurygoods house as he is a close friend of Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. The British rockstar, whose unparalleled career has redefined the cultural landscape, is a huge fan of Michele’s over-the-top designs, which fully mirror his eccentric, irreverent and ornate fashion tastes.
John, who is married to David Furnish, and has two sons Zachary, 7, and Elijah, 5, wants to dedicate more time to his family.
“Performing live fuels me and I’m ecstatic and humbled to continue to play to audiences across the globe,” said John. “I plan to bring the passion and creativity that has entertained my fans for decades to my final tour. After the tour finishes, I’m very much looking forward to closing that chapter of my life and to dedicate more time to raising my children.”