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The final reports of the first leg of Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour amount to $42.5 million, enough to handily top the Hot Tours recap dated December 22, 2018, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore.

The 22 shows that impact the latest Hot Tours tally sold a combined 321,984 tickets. When combined with figures from reports throughout the fall, Elton’s ongoing tour has grossed $79.5 million from 588,558 tickets sold so far.

The rocker began the trek playing to 8,983 fans at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., on Sept. 8, 2018, the tour’s least-attended engagement so far. The tour’s top earners were a pair of top-night stints at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The shows netted $4.8 million on Oct. 18-19 and $5.2 million upon the Elton John Band‘s return on Nov. 8-9.

 In the new year, Elton will resume the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Boise, Idaho, on Jan. 11 and continue in North America through March 18 in Orlando. More European and North American dates are scheduled through the end of 2020, with even more to potentially be added.
Among the most successul artists in history, Elton has grossed $1.2 billion since Billboard Boxscore began tracking touring data in 1990. With approximately 250 dates left before the curtain closes, his final gross could climb past the $1.5 billion mark.