Elton John Moves 2020 North American Tour Dates to 2022

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Elton John announced today (Sept. 23) the rescheduled North American dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to 2022. The tour will conclude with a series of stadium performances that will take place worldwide. Those concerts will be announced at a later date. The star had postponed the North American dates on April 23 due to the pandemic. (On July 7, he had moved his extensive European and U.K. run to 2021. Those concerts were to commence on Sept. 5, 2020 and continue through December 2020.)

In the September 23 announcement, the legendary performer said, “I’ve been enjoying my time at home with the family while the world navigates its way through the COVID pandemic. But, I really miss being on the road and performing for my beloved fans in my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. While the scientists are making great progress, we are making big plans for a return to touring that will allow us to ensure the health and safety of everyone.”

John also said that his 2021 New Zealand concerts would be moved to 2023. On Sept. 17, he shared news of a series of archival collectionsElton: Jewel Box.

His earlier July 7 announcement noted, “It breaks my heart that we have had to reschedule the 2020 dates we were all looking forward to so much, but my team and I have been working diligently on rescheduled plans for 2021.

“As you can imagine, touring is a huge undertaking so we have needed time to sort through all the details to make sure we can visit every city and play every show we already have on sale.

“Thank you for your patience whilst we have been doing this. Stay safe and healthy everyone.”

The earlier April 23 announcement, which revealed the postponement of the North American dates, stated: “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 for the 2021 and 2022 dates.

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)

2021 Dates

Sep 01 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes Benz Arena
Sep 03 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes Benz Arena
Sep 04 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes Benz Arena
Sep 07 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Sep 08 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Sep 11 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
Sep 12 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
Sep 14 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena
Sep 17 – Stockholm, SE – Tele2 Arena
Sep 18 – Stockholm, SE – Tele2 Arena
Sep 21 – Helsinki, FI – Hartwall Arena
Sep 22 – Helsinki, FI – Hartwall Arena
Sep 25 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena
Sep 26 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena
Sep 30 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
Oct 05 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Oct 06 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Oct 10 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 12 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 13 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Oct 16 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
Oct 17 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
Oct 22 – Barcelona, ES – Palau Sant Jordi
Oct 23 – Barcelona, ES – Palau Sant Jordi
Oct 30 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Nov 02 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 03 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 05 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
Nov 07 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 09 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 10 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 12 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 14 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 16 – London, UK – The O2
Nov 17 – London, UK – The 02
Nov 19 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Nov 21 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
Nov 23 – Birmingham, UK – Ultilita Arena Birmingham
Nov 27 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Nov 28 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
Dec 01 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
Dec 03 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
Dec 04 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
Dec 06 – Belfast, UK – The SSE Arena
Dec 09 – Aberdeen, UK – P&J Live
Dec 10 – Aberdeen, UK – P&J Live
Dec 13 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
Dec 14 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro

2022 Dates

Jan 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Jan 21 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jan 22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Jan 25 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jan 26 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Jan 29 – N. Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Jan 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Feb 01 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Feb 04 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Feb 05 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Feb 08 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Feb 09 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Feb 14 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb 15 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb 18 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Feb 19 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Feb 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Feb 25 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Mar 01 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Mar 02 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Mar 05 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Mar 06 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
Mar 19 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
Mar 22 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mar 23 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Mar 26 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Mar 27 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Mar 30 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Apr 01 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Apr 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Apr 05 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
Apr 08 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
Apr 09 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Apr 12 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Apr 13 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
Apr 16 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Apr 19 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Apr 20 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Apr 23 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Arena
Apr 24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Apr 27 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Apr 28 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena

2023
Jan 27 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium
Jan 28 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

Tickets are available here and here.

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