The singer-songwriter carried out his 1974 observe “Don’t Let the Solar Go Down on Me” after talking about what Queen Elizabeth meant to him.
TORONTO, ON — Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at his ultimate live performance in Toronto on Thursday evening, saying he was impressed by her and is gloomy she is gone.
“She led the nation by way of a few of our best and darkest moments with grace and decency and real caring,” John mentioned.
“I’m 75, and he or she’s been with me all my life, and I really feel very unhappy that she received’t be with me anymore, however I’m glad she’s at peace,” he mentioned. “I’m glad she’s at relaxation, and he or she deserves it. She labored bloody arduous.”
The singer-songwriter then carried out his 1974 observe “Don’t Let the Solar Go Down on Me.”
The queen died Thursday at her summer time residence in Scotland at age 96.
John was knighted by the queen in 1998, a yr after the loss of life of his good friend Princess Diana. Prince Charles additionally anointed the musician and charity patron as a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor final yr.
John’s live performance was the second of two nights at Toronto’s Rogers Centre and a part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Street tour, billed as his ultimate tour.
The North American leg of the tour, which had been rescheduled as a result of coronavirus pandemic, wraps up with three exhibits in 4 days at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Nov. 17-20. John then heads to Australia and New Zealand earlier than coming dwelling for dates throughout Eire, the UK and the remainder of Europe, ending on July 8, 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden.