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After nearly 50 years of performing, Elton John has announced that his upcoming three-year global tour will be his last (Credit: WENN.com)

Elton John coming to D.C. on his last tour before retirement

After nearly 50 years of performing, Elton John has announced that his upcoming three-year global tour will be his last (insert all the crying emojis!).

The 70-year-old "Tiny Dancer" singer said in an announcement Wednesday that he wants to spend more time with family. "My priorities now are my children and my husband and my family," John said. "This is the end."

Over his career, John has won five Grammy Awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Tony Award and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004. He racked up more than 4,000 performances in 80 countries, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. If that isn't one heck of a career, then we don't know what is!

If you want to catch him one more time, John's farewell "Yellow Brick Road Tour" will bring him to Washington, D.C.'s Capital One Arena for two nights -- Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. Presale for both shows begins Thursday, January 25 at 8 a.m., and general public tickets go on sale Friday, February 2 at 10 a.m.

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