Elton John brought his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to sold out State Farm Arena on Friday, November 30, 2018. He is playing another sold out concert at SFA on Saturday night. Robb Cohen Photography & Video /RobbsPhotos.com

Elton John comments on his 29 years of sobriety

Elton John celebrated 29 years of sobriety in a social media post that credits those who helped him on his journey.

The occasional-Atlanta resident, 72, will return to State Farm Arena in November for an encore performance of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. He often refers to his time in the city in the 1990s as the catalyst for his recovery. 

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John’s excellent biopic, “Rocketman,” heavily details the substance abuse that colored his adult life. The digital release of the movie arrives Aug. 6 and the DVD/Blu-Ray/4KHD versions will be available Aug. 27. All of them include 75 minutes of bonus content, including four extended musical sequences, deleted scenes, a sing-along track for 13 of the songs, interviews with John and the cast and a “Rocketman” jukebox.

While the movie didn’t quite match the mega-success of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody ($900 million worldwide), it still earned nearly $200 million worldwide (it was made for about $44 million) and talk remains favorable for Taron Egerton, who plays John, in the 2020 Oscars conversation. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.