LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Elton John announced Monday morning that he is postponing at least 19 dates on the upcoming North American leg of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, ten days before it was scheduled to start. All dates between March 26 and May 2 will be moved to 2021, with the tour now scheduled to pick up on May 22.
While the announcement feels late, given the dozens of tour postponements and cancellations last week, the tour was on break after completing an Australian leg earlier this month.
“After serious consideration, it is with deep regret that Elton John will postpone a portion of upcoming North American dates on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour from March 26 through May 2, 2020,” the announcement reads.
The May 22 thru July 8 performances remain as scheduled. This tough decision has been made with the safety and well-being of his fans put to the fore, at a time when health services are under increased pressure and with the concern that these gatherings risk accelerating the spread of the Coronavirus . Elton looks forward to continuing to perform for his dedicated fans around the world and thanks you for your support.”
Ticketholders of the postponed performances will receive new event information shortly and all original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances.