‘It means the world to me’: Sir Elton John announces two shows at Watford FC’s Vicarage Road

‘It means the world to me’: Sir Elton John announces two shows at Vicarage Road from his beloved Watford FC as honorary president of the club



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Sir Elton John has announced two special homecoming shows at Watford Football Club’s Vicarage Road as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

The 74-year-old singer will perform at the stadium on June 3 and 4, after becoming the club’s president in 1976, taking the title of Honorary Life President.

He previously performed at the West London hot spot in 1974, 2005 and 2010, and has a booth named after him on site.

Showman: Sir Elton John has announced two special homecoming shows at Watford Football Club's Vicarage Road as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour (pictured in 2019)

Showman: Sir Elton John has announced two special homecoming shows at Watford Football Club’s Vicarage Road as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour (pictured in 2019)

In a statement, the Your Song hitmaker said: “I just had to play Vicarage Road one last 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 has meant the world to me.

“In good times and bad, Watford has been a big part of my life.

“I love the club so much 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 amazing.

'Come on you 'Orns!'  The 74-year-old singer will perform at the stadium on June 3 and 4, after becoming the club's president in 1976 and taking the title of Honorary Life President (pictured in 2014)

'Come on you 'Orns!'  The 74-year-old singer will perform at the stadium on June 3 and 4, after becoming the club's president in 1976 and taking the title of Honorary Life President (pictured in 2014)

‘Come on you ‘Orns!’ The 74-year-old singer will perform at the stadium on June 3 and 4, after becoming the club’s president in 1976 and taking the title of Honorary Life President (pictured in 2014)

Excited: In a statement, Your Song's hitmaker said: 'I just had to play Vicarage Road one last time as part of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour' (pictured in 2019)

Excited: In a statement, Your Song's hitmaker said: 'I just had to play Vicarage Road one last time as part of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour' (pictured in 2019)

Excited: In a statement, Your Song’s hitmaker said: ‘I just had to play Vicarage Road one last time as part of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour’ (pictured in 2019)

‘We have made quite a journey together. Come on you ‘Orns!’

The music legend will retire from touring after completing the rest of his farewell tour, which has been postponed to 2023 after he fell and injured himself and then underwent hip replacement surgery.

And while he won’t be taking more extensive forays around the world, the five-time Grammy winner has maintained that he won’t give up music entirely, as he will continue to create new tunes.

He recently said: ‘I can assure you this is the last tour. I’ll do some charity shows if asked, but I’m not touring anymore. I’ll be 76 when I’m done, I need to be with my family. My boys will be teenagers.

“I’ll always make music, I’ll always do my radio stuff and whatever, but you know I’ve been making music professionally since I was 17.

‘That’s 57 years, it will be 59 years when I’m done. I’ve had enough applause, I can’t do a better show than I do and so I’m really real, I’m really adamant that I’m not going to tour anymore. I can not do it.’

He shares Zachary (10) and Elijah (8) with husband David Furnish whom he married in 2014 after a civil partnership that began in 2005.

History: 'My relationship with the club, with the fans, the players and the staff over the years has meant the world to me' (pictured in 2021)

History: 'My relationship with the club, with the fans, the players and the staff over the years has meant the world to me' (pictured in 2021)

History: ‘My relationship with the club, with the fans, the players and the staff over the years has meant the world to me’ (pictured in 2021)

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