Sir Elton John is bringing his last-ever live tour to Aberdeen – and the global superstar is the first major music act to announce for the north-east’s glittering new TECA.
The rock legend will perform his Farewell Yellow Brick Road gig on two nights at The Event Complex Aberdeen on Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21 2020.
Attracting Sir Elton to TECA for one of the last chances to see him play live was today hailed by venue bosses.
Louise Stewart, head of entertainment at TECA, said: “We are so pleased to finally announce our first music act for TECA.
“Welcoming Sir Elton John back to the north-east of Scotland for a final time is an honour.”
Louise anticipates the two dates will sell out when tickets go on sale on Friday November 16.
She said: “Sir Elton is taking his farewell tours to only a few select arenas in the UK and internationally. It is great to see TECA included among the best in the world.
“Attracting music royalty to Aberdeen’s transformational new venue is key to the success of TECA.
“This announcement is the first of many and we look forward to welcoming a new variety of entertainment acts to the region.”
Meanwhile, Aberdeen City Council co-leader Jenny Laing said: “It’s fantastic that Elton John is the first announcement of a major music act for our multi-million-pound new TECA arena.
“Sir Elton is a world-renowned artist and TECA is designed to play a significant role in ensuring Aberdeen and the wider north-east continues to compete on a global scale by attracting major artists and new events as well as retaining existing international events.”
Nick Harris, director of Henry Boot Developments – one of the development partners for TECA – said: “I’m confident that one of the UK’s finest singers, pianists, and composers will be the first of many world class stars to announce they’ll play at what will be a world class arena.”
The acclaimed singer announced the TECA gigs as the first 2020 UK dates of his colossal Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. It kicked-off in the US in September and has already been lauded by critics and fans alike.
Sir Elton, who last played Aberdeen in 2015, said: “The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will take us to many places that have meant a lot to me over the last 50 years, but these UK shows will be incredibly special. The UK is home and where my heart will always be.
“To celebrate some of the incredible moments we’ve shared with my British fans over the years will be wonderful.”
The three-year tour will see Sir Elton play 300 shows across five continents before finishing in 2021, ending half-a-century on the road for one of pop’s most enduring and iconic performers.