In the midst of his final concert tour (“Farewell Yellow Brick Road”), 71-year-old British singer and Grammy winner Elton John announced on Twitter that he will be releasing his “first and only” autobiography.
The tweet contains a video of Elton inside his favorite bookstore, John Sandoe Ltd. in Chelsea, London, where he invites his followers fans to wait for his upcoming book which contains the truth as he says in the video, “So many books have been written about me haven’t exactly been truthful.”
This said memoir set that which Elton himself shall pen will be published Henry Holt & Co., a division of Macmillan. No title has been given by either Elton or Henry Holt & Co.
My life has been one helluva roller coaster ride and I’m now ready to tell you my story, in my own words. My first and only official autobiography will be released October 2019.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) March 8, 2019
Apart from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour (named after his 1973 album and song), which is said to consist of 300 concerts across five concerts before ending in 2021, a musical bio-pic about Elton’s early music career is set to be released this summer of 2019.
Entitled Rocketman (coined after his 1972 song “Rocket Man”), Elton will be portrayed by Taron Egerton (Kingsman) as the singer grows up in 1960s London to become one of the biggest singers of all time. Egerton will also be performing all of Elton’s songs.
The film will also star Richard Madden as Elton’s manager John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila, under the direction of Dexter Fletcher. With Rocketman and the upcoming autobiography, Sir Elton John’s 50-year career will forever be cemented in entertainment history.