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Sir Elton John puts on animated display in flamboyant bejewelled jacket


Sir Elton John put on an animated display as he took to the stage at the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London on Friday.

The singer, 75, was seen whipping the crowd into a frenzy as he jumped to his feet and waved his arms in the air next to his piano.

Pop star Elton wore a white jacket with large black lapels and a dazzling bejewelled trim. 

Greatest Showman! Sir Elton John put on an animated display as he took to the stage at the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London on Friday

Greatest Showman! Sir Elton John put on an animated display as he took to the stage at the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London on Friday

The cream piece featured a blue and green floral embroidered design and a statement black tie at the front to keep it closed.

He wore a white shirt open at the collar along with a large diamond statement necklace.

The musician also sported a pair of jewel encrusted green glasses and completed his look with a pair of black trousers. 

Energetic: The music legend donned a selection of his signature flamboyant outfits as he performed for thousands of fans in the capital

Energetic: The music legend donned a selection of his signature flamboyant outfits as he performed for thousands of fans in the capital

Amazing: Sitting behind his beloved piano, Elton put on a showstopping display during the festival's set

Amazing: Sitting behind his beloved piano, Elton put on a showstopping display during the festival’s set

Born to perform: Earlier in the show Elton put on an animated display as he took to the stage at the festival

Born to perform: Earlier in the show Elton put on an animated display as he took to the stage at the festival

Showman: The singer was seen whipping the crowd into a frenzy as he jumped to his feet and waved his arms in the air next to his piano

Showman: The singer was seen whipping the crowd into a frenzy as he jumped to his feet and waved his arms in the air next to his piano

Glitterati: Pop star Elton wore a white jacket with large black lapels and a dazzling bejewelled trim

Glitterati: Pop star Elton wore a white jacket with large black lapels and a dazzling bejewelled trim

Stand-out style: The cream piece featured a blue and green floral embroidered design and a statement black tie at the front to keep it closed

Stand-out style: The cream piece featured a blue and green floral embroidered design and a statement black tie at the front to keep it closed

Fashion forward: He wore a white shirt open at the collar along with a large diamond statement necklace

Fashion forward: He wore a white shirt open at the collar along with a large diamond statement necklace

He was joined at the event by Japanese-British singer-songwriter and model Rina Sawayama, 31, who performed on stage in an elaborate costume.

Her sheer off-the-shoulder bodysuit was adorned with colourful beads and she wore some funky eyewear for her performance. 

It comes after Sir Elton said he is delighted he has enough memories from his pop career to regale to his children until he’s ‘old and decrepit’.

Need some help? As Elton made his exit from the stage after wrapping his show, he was lifted away with the help of a stairlift

Need some help? As Elton made his exit from the stage after wrapping his show, he was lifted away with the help of a stairlift

Sensational: The singer was every inch the showman as he performed for thousands of delighted fans

Relaxed: Elton also changed into a red and grey tracksuit towards the end of the show, as he soared away on the stairlift

Relaxed: Elton also changed into a red and grey tracksuit towards the end of the show, as he soared away on the stairlift

Eye-catching: The musician wore a pair of jewel encrusted green glasses and completed his look with a pair of black trousers

Eye-catching: The musician wore a pair of jewel encrusted green glasses and completed his look with a pair of black trousers

Delighted: It comes after Sir Elton said he is delighted he has enough memories from his pop career to regale to his children until he's 'old and decrepit'

Delighted: It comes after Sir Elton said he is delighted he has enough memories from his pop career to regale to his children until he’s ‘old and decrepit’

Professional: He confirmed he'd done enough touring as he took to the stage for his show at Carrow Road in Norwich last week

Professional: He confirmed he’d done enough touring as he took to the stage for his show at Carrow Road in Norwich last week

Addressing the crowd: Before he closed the concert with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, he bid farewell to his fans in attendance, saying: 'Tonight is the 229th show on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, we have about 103 shows to do'

Addressing the crowd: Before he closed the concert with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, he bid farewell to his fans in attendance, saying: ‘Tonight is the 229th show on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, we have about 103 shows to do’

On the road: 'This is my second last concert in Norwich and all of East Anglia, and the 444th concert in the United Kingdom. It's been quite a journey and it all ends next July,' he said

On the road: ‘This is my second last concert in Norwich and all of East Anglia, and the 444th concert in the United Kingdom. It’s been quite a journey and it all ends next July,’ he said

Catching the eye: Sir Elton was joined at the event by Japanese-British singer-songwriter and model Rina Sawayama, 31, who performed on stage in an elaborate costume

Catching the eye: Sir Elton was joined at the event by Japanese-British singer-songwriter and model Rina Sawayama, 31, who performed on stage in an elaborate costume

Strike a pose: Her sheer off-the-shoulder bodysuit was adorned with colourful beads and she wore some funky eyewear for her performance

Strike a pose: Her sheer off-the-shoulder bodysuit was adorned with colourful beads and she wore some funky eyewear for her performance

Rocking it out: The singer carried a purple feather boa as she performed on stage at the event this week

Rocking it out: The singer carried a purple feather boa as she performed on stage at the event this week

The singer shares sons Zachary, 11, and nine-year-old Elijah with husband David Furnish, 59.

He confirmed he’d done enough touring as he took to the stage for his show at Carrow Road in Norwich last week

Before he closed the concert with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, he bid farewell to his fans in attendance, saying: ‘Tonight is the 229th show on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, we have about 103 shows to do.

Family affair: The singer shares sons Zachary, 11, and nine-year-old Elijah with husband David Furnish, 59

Family affair: The singer shares sons Zachary, 11, and nine-year-old Elijah with husband David Furnish, 59

‘This is my second last concert in Norwich and all of East Anglia, and the 444th concert in the United Kingdom. It’s been quite a journey and it all ends next July.   

‘But I want to thank you because I won’t be playing here again. I want to thank you for all the memories, all the love you’ve sent me, all the loyalty, the kindness, the letters, the dressing up, the costumes, the multiple shows you’ve been to.

‘It means the world to me and I will never forget you guys. I will take you with me in my heart, in my soul and I can tell my boys all about you when I get old and decrepit. I love you.’ 

Sir Elton has had a glittering career that has seen him release a hit single in every decade since the 1970s, and notch up worldwide record sales of 300 million.

Eye-catching: Sir Elton John and David Furnish entered into a civil partnership in 2005 and got married in 2014

Eye-catching: Sir Elton John and David Furnish entered into a civil partnership in 2005 and got married in 2014

In 2018, he announced his farewell world tour, which is to be his last after more than half a century on the road, after deciding to bow out of live performing to spend more time with his two children.

The ambitious world tour began in September 2018 in the US but it was brought to a halt due to the pandemic and faced further delays due to Sir Elton suffering an injury after falling.

The global star resumed his farewell concerts in January 2022 in New Orleans and played in states across the US before starting the European leg of the tour.

Gigs: In 2018, he announced his farewell world tour, which is to be his last after more than half a century on the road

Gigs: In 2018, he announced his farewell world tour, which is to be his last after more than half a century on the road

Taking a break: Sir Elton decided to bow out of live performing to spend more time with his two children

Taking a break: Sir Elton decided to bow out of live performing to spend more time with his two children

Mishap: The ambitious world tour began in September 2018 in the US but it was brought to a halt due to the pandemic and faced further delays due to Sir Elton suffering an injury

Mishap: The ambitious world tour began in September 2018 in the US but it was brought to a halt due to the pandemic and faced further delays due to Sir Elton suffering an injury

Sir Elton was previously forced to pause his tour after falling and injuring his hip. 

Despite intensive physiotherapy and specialist treatment, the pain continued to get worse, making it harder for him to move around, ultimately prompting him to make the decision to push the tour back to 2022. 

It ultimately resumed with a show at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on January 19, and made its way around parts of the U.S. until April 28 in Miami.

From there, Sir Elton and his band took a three-week hiatus before picking back up in Europe with a show in Fornebu, Norway on May 21.

The European leg continues on through July 4 in Watford, England, and then John takes a brief break before heading back to the U.S. that kicks off in Philadelphia on July 15.

The tour will make its final stop in the United States on November 20, with a show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.  

The five-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is slated to formally wrap up in Stockholm, Sweden on July 8, 2023.

Fans: Hoards of devotees turned up to see Sir Elton perform at Hyde Park in London on Friday this week

Fans: Hoards of devotees turned up to see Sir Elton perform at Hyde Park in London on Friday this week

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