Elton John on stage performing on piano with rainbow colored lights

Elton John

Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

2018 - 2023
Asset Coordination
Design & Engineering
LED Integration
Machinery Automation
Art & Design

Bringing down the curtain on Elton John’s 60-year live career, the five-year Farewell Yellow Brick World Tour was a greatest hits retrospective that celebrated the songwriting mastery of one of the most brilliant musical minds of his generation. TAIT provided innovative scenic props, automation, and staging and sent this visionary songsmith off in style.

We partnered with long-time design collaborators STUFISH to realize this 330-date retrospective of Elton’s storied back catalog. On-stage props included a 60x40ft portal backdrop for this musical trip down memory lane that included scenic elements from Elton’s career, created from photos the artist shared with us. We created 1/6th scale maquettes of each element which our scenic team used to create full-size, high-density foam models that were hard coated with an innovative, multi-stage molding process. Arena shows used a full-frame version of the portal backdrop, while stadiums used a half-frame version.
TAIT team member working on Navigator technology
TAIT team member working on curved stage
Our modular Mag Deck system formed the curved mainstage, which featured a piano platform that tracked across the stage and an automated lift – controlled via the TAIT Navigator Automation Platform – that elevated Elton to a hidden door in the video screen to close out the show.
Elton John waving to crow on stage with blue lighting

The result was an epic journey through more than half a century of music from one of the most-gifted musicians the UK has ever produced – a fitting send-off for this prodigiously talented songwriter and performer.

Tour Director
Keith Bradley
Creative Director
David Furnish
Creative Direction
Tony King, Sam Pattinson and Patrick Woodroffe
Stage Design
Lighting Design
Woodroffe Bassett Design
Video Design
Treatment Studio
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