On September 23, 2020, joined the long list of musicians that have rescheduled their tour. He put out a minute-long video on his social media in which Elton John detailed when the tour will start and also mentioned further details.
The show titled the “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” is slated to kick off on Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. Along with rescheduling all the previous dates, he’s added on a couple of dates in new cities. The new tour will see him playing 43 dates across the US.
Elton John is now 73 years old and has announced that this will be his last run on the road. Elton John’s tour is set to have him perform some of his biggest hits. These include ‘Bennie and the Jets,’ ‘Rocket Man,’ ‘Tiny Dancer,’ and ‘Philadelphia Freedom.’
Like most artists, his 2020 tour was cut short due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Ever since the cancellation, there has just been radio silence from the musician until now. All of the tickets that people had bought for this year’s June dates will remain valid and all additional ticket information is available at TicketMaster.
Elton John Explains His Reasons
In the video, Elton John 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..”
“I will be starting my tour again in Europe and the U.K. in the fall of 2021, and I will be back in North America starting in January 2022. This means my New Zealand dates will be postponed until 2023. Don’t worry about me. I’m using my downtime to keep myself fighting fit and healthier than ever. I’m raring to go!”
“..As always, thank you so much for your loyal support. I look forward to seeing all you wonderful Elton John fans soon. In the meantime, please stay safe and be well.”
The Grand Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour began on Sept. 8, 2018, in Allentown, Penn., and has continued to sell out arenas ever since. As we patiently wait for Elton John to restart his tour we’re promised to have a great show lined up for when things get back to normal.
By: Aatira Kakroo