Elton John Postpones Dozens of Farewell Tour Dates

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Elton John announced today (April 23) that he is postponing the remainder of his upcoming North American 2020 dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, from May 22 through July 8. (On March 16, he postponed performances from March 26 through May 2.)

His next scheduled performance is Sept. 5 when he begins a European and U.K. run that continues through the remainder of 2020.

The April 23 announcement noted: “This tough decision has been made with the continued safety and well-being of his fans at a time when health services are under increased pressure and with the concern that these gatherings continue to risk accelerating the spread of the coronavirus.”

In a March 16 video that he posted on Twitter, the legend noted that he has already performed an astounding 179 shows already. In the clip, he noted that the virus was “extremely dangerous, if we don’t take precaution.”

Ticketholders of all 2020 postponed performances should hold onto their original tickets as new show date information for 2021 will be announced “soon.” “Your health and safety are so much more important than coming to a concert,” he said.

The celebratory tour, which began September 8, 2018, has dates into January 2021. Ironically, the first date canceled – March 26 in Indianapolis – was one that had already been rescheduled from an earlier cancellation.

The performer originally announced the tour on January 24, 2018, via a live streamed press conference. Read our recap of opening night here.

The concerts typically feature 24-25 songs of the performer’s classic rock hits including such favorites as “Your Song,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Burn Down the Mission.” One highlight has been a rollicking version of “Levon.”

Watch him perform “Levon” on September 16, 2018

At the original press conference, John said the tour will encompass as much as three years and 300 dates. He said he expects to perform on “every continent” before he calls it quits.

The Elton John biopic, Rocketman, earned $195 million at the worldwide box-office. With $96 million in the U.S., it’s now the 4th-biggest music biopic of all-time, though it won’t achieve the lofty numbers of Bohemian Rhapsody. The latter, at $216 million in the U.S., shattered the previous record holder: Straight Outta Compton, with $161mm.

Related: Our review of Rocketman

Watch him perform “I’m Still Standing” on June 13, 2019

His autobiography, Me, arrived October 15, 2019.

Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

2020

Postponed (Mar. 26 – July 8)
Mar 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Mar 28 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Mar 29 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Apr 02 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
Apr 03 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
Apr 06 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Apr 07 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Apr 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Apr 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Apr 15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Apr 17 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Apr 18 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Apr 20 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
Apr 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Apr 25 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Apr 26 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Apr 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
May 01 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
May 02 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

May 22 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
May 23 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
May 26 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
May 28 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
May 30 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Jun 03 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Arena
Jun 05 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Jun 06 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
Jun 09 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Jun 11 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Jun 13 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
Jun 15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Jun 16 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Jun 19 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jun 20 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Jun 24 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Jun 26 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jun 27 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jun 30 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jul 01 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jul 03 – N. Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Jul 05 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jul 07 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Jul 08 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

Sep 05 – Cologne, DE – Lanxness Arena
Sep 08 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
Sep 09 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
Sep 12 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
Sep 13 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
Sep 15 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
Sep 18 – Stockholm, SE – Tele2 Arena
Sep 19 – Stockholm, SE – Tele2 Arena
Sep 22 – Helsinki, FI – Hartwall Arena
Sep 23 – Helsinki, FI – Hartwall Arena
Sep 26 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena
Sep 27 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena
Oct 02 – Barcelona, ES – Palau Sant Jordi
Oct 03 – Barcelona, ES – Palau Sant Jordi
Oct 06 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Oct 07 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Oct 10 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 11 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 13 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 17 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes Benz Arena
Oct 18 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes Benz Arena
Oct 20 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes Benz Arena
Oct 22 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Oct 23 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Nov 02 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 04 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 06 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 07 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 09 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
Nov 11 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
Nov 13 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Nov 14 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Nov 17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Nov 20 – Aberdeen, UK – P&J Live
Nov 21 – Aberdeen, UK – P&J Live
Nov 24 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
Nov 25 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
Nov 28 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Nov 30 – Belfast, UK – The SSE Arena
Dec 02 – London, UK – The O2
Dec 04 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
Dec 05 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
Dec 07 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
Dec 09 – London, UK – The O2
Dec 11 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Dec 14 – London, UK – The O2
Dec 16 – London, UK – The O2
Dec 17 – London, UK – The 02

2021

Jan 15 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium (Rescheduled)
Jan 16 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium (Rescheduled)

Tickets are available here and here.

Related: Links for 100s of classic rock tours

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