Coldplay paid tribute to Elton John with a video broadcast last night (July 8) on the final night of his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour in Stockholm.
After 333 shows and nearly five years, the music icon ended his world tour this weekend at the Swedish capital’s Tele2 Arena.
During the performance, Coldplay – who was performing in Gothenburg, Sweden at the same time – appeared on screen via a video broadcast, which was broadcast at the musicians’ respective concerts.
Chris Martin and co. Kamla Ullevi was performing John’s classic 'Rocket Man’ at the stadium when the frontman called the musician.
„Eldon, are we hearing from Gothenburg?” He asked before Jaune appeared on the screen. „I can see you,” John replied with a smile.
„Elton, from all of us here, from all the fans and all the artists, we want to say that you’ve been loved and encouraged and helped, we love you so much,” Martin said.
“We are very grateful for everything you have done for us and for the AIDS Foundation. Every time you were kind to someone.
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“For all you have done for LGBT. All you did for fashion and eyewear. Everything you did for sex and love and dressing up. Everything you’ve done for the music, everything Bernie has done for the lyrics, everything your band has done in the thousands of shows you’ve done. We love you so much, happy retirement, we are going to miss you so much.
John’s final song of the night – and the entire tour – was 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’. Before singing the song, Sir Elton gave a final speech to the 45,000 people in attendance, thanking them for their support throughout his career.
„I’ve had the most amazing life beyond belief,” John said (via Rolling Stone)
“Playing for you is my lifeline. You were absolutely wonderful.
John headlined Glastonbury 2023 last month – marking his last UK gig. NME A five-star review described the live-stream performance as „one of the best headline sets of the festival”.
“Sir Elton left everything on the field. This is a true all-time great and a Glasto set for the ages. We will never see his kind again. So long, Rocketman — and thank you.”
The show featured guest appearances by Steven Sanchez, Jacob Lusk from Gabriels, Rina Sawama and The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers.
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