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Syracuse welcomes Sir Elton John to the Dome

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  • Hayley Jones 

Fans are gearing up for Sir Elton John’s performance this Saturday, September 10 at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse.

Sir John is making the trip upstate as part of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour.

“Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour is Sir Elton John’s last one

The tour, branded as John’s last one, kicked off in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2018.

Its name references John’s 1973 album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” which sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

“After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape, Elton has announced details of his final tour,” reads the singer’s website.

With over 300 tour stops worldwide, John’s performance at the dome is one of just two shows in North America not in an outdoor sporting venue, according to WSYR-TV.

Famed singer will hit the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday

John is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday. He’ll perform in front of the 36,000 people who have bought tickets to the concert.

“It’s unbelievable for us to host Elton John on his farewell tour. He’s played some great shows here before, and he’s a performer who will put on a once-in-a-lifetime show for our people to see,” said Syracuse University Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala in a statement.

There was some speculation that John would cancel his tour dates in light of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, according to

Syracuse show is John’s only tour stop in CNY

Ultimately, John didn’t cancel any tour dates, so the show will go on.

The last time John visited upstate New York to perform was in Buffalo in 2018 and Albany in 2019. Both visits were part of the ongoing “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour.

The September 10 show will be John’s only tour stop in central New York.

Parking information for attendees is available here.

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