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FAREWELL TOUR: Elton John announces two shows at Watford FC’s Vicarage Road as part of upcoming tour 

 Published on: 25th November 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

It is with great excitement that Elton John announces two very special nights at Vicarage Road as part of his award-winning Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour on July 3 and July 4, 2022. 

The home of Elton’s beloved Watford FC, Vicarage Road is a venue that holds a truly unique place in his heart. Now serving as Honorary Life-President of the Premier League club, Elton John first became club chairman in 1976 and soon appointed Graham Taylor as team manager. 

His tenure oversaw an unprecedented period of success that saw his boyhood team rise through the four divisions to the top flight of the English Football League. Watford also finished runners up in the First Division to Liverpool in 1983, and reached the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in 1984. 

Announcing the shows at Vicarage Road, Elton John said: “I simply had to play Vicarage Road a final time as part of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. My relationship with the club, with the fans, the players and the staff over the years have meant the world to me. Through the good times and the bad, Watford have been a huge part of my life. 

“I love the club so dearly, and have had some of the best days of my life in those stands – these shows are going to be so incredibly emotional, and to spend them surrounded by my fellow Watford fans will be wonderful. We’ve been on quite the journey together. Come on you ‘Orns!”

These very special Farewell Yellow Brick Road shows will be the fourth and fifth – and final – times that Elton has played at Vicarage Road. On May 5, 1974, he famously appeared for the first time dressed in a ‘hornet’ costume, a typically theatrical homage to the club’s nickname. He next played at the Hertfordshire club’s home ground on June 18, 2005, as part of Peachtree Road tour. 

His last performance was on May 29, 2010; a night which famously raised £600,000 in much needed funds, allowing the club to purchase their talismanic striker and future club captain Troy Deeney.

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