Elton John, fresh off his nomination for Billboard’s Touring Act of the Year, will push back his next round of North American shows to 2020.

With progress being made against the pandemic, the Rocket Man announced  that his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will resume in Europe and Britain a year from now, before returning to the U.S. at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on January 19th, 2022.

Three months of shows follow, including seven New York-area dates — at four different venues — between February 22nd and March 6th. Elton John shares his revised tour plans:

“Hi everyone! I’ve been enjoying my time at home with my 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 on 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 assure the health and safety of everyone. I’ll be starting my tour again in Europe and the United Kingdom in the fall of 2021. And I’ll be back in North America, starting in January 2022.”

Elton John closes his message on an optimistic note:

“Don’t worry about me. I’m using my down time to keep myself fighting fit and healthier than ever. I’m raring to go. As always, thank you so much or your loyal support. I look forward to seeing all you wonderful Elton John fans soon. In the meantime, please stay safe and be well. Thank you and I love you all.”

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