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.