Elton John was incredible at PPG Paints Arena last night. But it was funny to hear Elton talk about his "farewell tour" when he has another show scheduled for Pittsburgh next year: Nov. 13, 2019, to be specific, also at PPG Paints Arena.

Elton's songbook is absolutely foolproof. Not a duff tune in last night's set list.

But I've always considered "Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" to be his magnum opus. It's such a complete work vocally, lyrically and instrumentally.

Plus, it's always a great headline/catch phrase when the local sports team loses in heartbreaking fashion: "Love Lies Bleeding." Not sure why. But it fits.

See you next year, Elton.

Mark Madden

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