As Sir Elton continues his whirlwind farewell tour, he cleared some room in his schedule and delighted fans at his new pop-up store in Toronto.
On Monday afternoon, the composer paid the pop-up (at 277 Queen Street West) a visit, which celebrates the release of his first and only official autobiography, Me, and his two Toronto Farewell Yellow Brick Road concerts this week (tonight and Thursday night).
As admirers bared the cold and waited in line, Elton greeted ecstatic them and even personally signed copies of his autobiography for the first 20 people in line. The first 100 received free copies of the book.
The store is open until 8 p.m. Saturday. Besides copies of Me, it features Toronto-exclusive merchandise, as well as daily in-store contests.
Also on Monday, Elton sat down with etalk's Danielle Graham. The first part aired last night; the second portion will be broadcast this evening at 7 p.m. ET; and the last part will run on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on CTV.
Elton told Danielle that he is the happiest he has ever been and is having the best year of his life as he performs around the world for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
"Where I am now is the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m 72 years of age, I had the best year of my life professionally this year with the tour, the film, the book, and ‘The Lion King’ coming out. It’s been an amazing year and I’m so grateful," he said, adding that he wants to ''raise the bar,'' singing and playing better than ever.