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Elton John has rolled out the rescheduled North American leg of his ongoing "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour." As it stands now, Elton's dates have been pushed to the beginning of 2022, with the run starting on January 19th at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center and playing through April 28th, when the tour hits Miami's American Airlines Arena. Along the way there will be multi-night stops in Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, and St. Paul.

Ticketholders for all postponed performances will receive new event information shortly and all original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances.

Elton John posted a statement announcing the rescheduled dates:

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 UK 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. Thank you!

Just prior to launching the farewell jaunt, Elton John explained why it was so important for him to finally quit the road: ["And, y'know, I always thought I was going to be like Ray Charles, B.B. King — on the road forever. But once your life changes and you have the children; it has changed our life so much, and I love them so much — and they'll be coming on part of this tour with us. We're going to take them out of school for nine months, with a tutor. I just wanna be there. When I stop, they're going to be 10 and eight and that's a very important time in their lives. I love them so much, I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me."] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . to miss me)

RESCHEDULED: Elton John 2022 North American tour dates (subject to change):

January 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
January 21, 22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
January 25, 26 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
January 2 – Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
January 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
February 1 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
February 4, 5 – Chicago, IL – United Center
February 8, 9 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
February 14, 15 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
February 18, 19 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
February 22, 23 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
February 25 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
March 1, 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
March 5, 6 – Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum
March 19 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
March 22, 23 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
March 26 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
March 27 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
March 30 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
April 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
April 2 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
April 5 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
April 8 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Aren
April 9 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
April 12 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
April 13 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
April 16 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
April 19 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
April 20 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
April 23 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
April 24 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
April 27 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
April 28 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena

Elton John On Quitting The Road For His Kids :

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