Elton John will not perform again in North America until at least 2022.
John had farewell tour dates booked in the U.S. and Canada throughout 2020. The music icon had initially planned to conclude his touring career in 2021, but then the COVID-19 pandemic threw the future of the live event industry into disarray.
"I've been enjoying my time at home with the family while the world navigates its way through the COVID pandemic," John said in a video posted to his social media. "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."
The singer and composer assured people that he is staying safe from the virus, and he is "using my downtime to keep myself fighting fit and healthier than ever. I'm raring to go!"
A press release accompanying John's announcement explained that people with tickets for the postponed performances will receive new event information shortly. Original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances.
If the pandemic allows, John will restart touring in the fall of 2021 in Europe and the U.K.
John's first 2022 North American tour stop will come Jan. 19 in New Orleans. The tour will wrap up April 28 in Miami, Florida. Get all the rescheduled tour dates below.
Elton John ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ 2022 North American Tour Dates
1/19/22 - New Orleans @ Smoothie King Center
1/21/22 - Houston @ Toyota Center
1/22/22 - Houston @ Toyota Center
1/25/22 - Dallas @ American Airlines Center
1/26/22 - Dallas @ American Airlines Center
1/29/22 - N. Little Rock, Ark. @Simmons Bank Arena
1/30/22 - Oklahoma City @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
2/1/22 - Kansas City, Mo. @T-Mobile Center
2/4/22 - Chicago @ United Center
2/5/22 - Chicago @ United Center
2/8/22 - Detroit @ Little Caesars Arena
2/9/22 - Detroit @ Little Caesars Arena
2/14/22 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
2/15/22 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
2/18/22 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
2/19/22 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
2/22/22 - New York City @ Madison Square Garden
2/23/22 - New York City @ Madison Square Garden
2/25/22 - Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
3/1/22 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
3/2/22 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
3/5/22 - Long Island, N.Y. @ Nassau Coliseum
3/6/22 - Long Island, N.Y. @ Nassau Coliseum
3/19/22 - Fargo, N.D. @ Fargodome
3/22/22 - St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
3/23/22 - St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
3/26/22 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
3/27/22 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
3/30/22 - St. Louis @ Enterprise Center
4/1/22 - Indianapolis @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
4/2/22 - Milwaukee @ Fiserv Forum
4/5/22 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
4/8/22 - Knoxville, Tenn. @ Thompson-Boling Arena
4/9/22 - Lexington, Ky. @ Rupp Arena
4/12/22 - Columbus, Ohio @ Schottenstein Center
4/13/22 - Hershey, Pa. @ GIANT Center
4/16/22 - Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
4/19/22 - Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
4/20/22 - Columbia, S.C. @ Colonial Life Arena
4/23/22 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
4/24/22 - Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
4/27/22 - Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Arena
4/28/22 - Miami @ American Airlines Arena
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