Elton John Postpones 2021 European/U.K. ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ Dates to 2023, Citing Hip Pain from a Fall


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Sir Elton John was planning to resume his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates in Europe and the U.K. before the new year, but on Wednesday the legendary singer/songwriter announced that he has pushed them back to 2023.

The decision comes as a reaction to hip pain John is experiencing after taking a fall in his home toward the end of the summer.

The full message, as shared on his social media pages and official website:

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I am forced to reschedule the 2021 dates of my Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Europe and the UK to 2023.

At the end of my summer break I fell awkwardly on a hard surface and have been in considerable pain and discomfort in my hip ever since. Despite intensive physio and specialist treatment, the pain has continued to get worse and is leading to increasing difficulties moving. I have been advised to have an operation as soon as possible to get me back to full fitness and make sure there are no long-term complications. I will be undertaking a program of intensive physiotherapy that will ensure a full recovery and a return to full mobility without pain.

I am going to complete the charitable Global Citizen event on 25th September as I don’t want to let a charity down. Being just five songs it’s a very different physical undertaking to the demands of playing for close to three hours every night on tour and travelling overnight between countries. After this I will be having the operation to ensure the tour can get back on the road in January of 2022 in New Orleans.

I know how patient my incredible fans have been since Covid halted touring last year, and it breaks my heart to keep you waiting any longer. I completely feel your frustrations after the year we’ve had. I promise you this – the shows will return to the road next year and I will make sure they are more than worth the wait.

Love,

Elton x

And the rescheduled dates:

Sat 21 May 2022 – Telenor Arena, Oslo
Sun 22 May 2022 – Telenor Arena, Oslo
Tue 28 March 2023 – 3Arena, Dublin
Wed 29 March 2023 – 3Arena, Dublin
Fri 31 March 2023 – SSE Arena, Belfast
Sun 2 April 2023 – The O2, London
Tue 4 April 2023 – The O2, London
Wed 5 April 2023 – The O2, London
Sat 8 April 2023 – The O2, London
Sun 9 April 2023 – The O2, London
Wed 12 April 2023 – The O2, London
Thur 13 April 2023 – The O2, London
Sun 16 April 2023 – The O2, London
Mon 17 April 2023 – The O2, London
Wed 19 April 2023 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Sat 22 April 2023 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sun 23 April 2023 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Thu 27 April 2023 – Olympiahalle, Munich
Tue 2 May 2023 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
Thu 4 May 2023 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
Fri 5 May 2023 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
Mon 8 May 2023 – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin
Wed 10 May 2023 – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin
Thu 11 May 2023 – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin
Sat 13 May 2023 – SAP Arena, Mannheim
Tue 16 May 2023 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Thu 18 May 2023 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Fri 19 May 2023 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Mon 22 May 2023 – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Tue 23 May 2023 – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
Sat 27 May 2023 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Sun 28 May 2023 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
Wed 31 May 2023 – AO Arena, Manchester
Fri 2 June 2023 – AO Arena, Manchester
Sat 3 June 2023 – AO Arena, Manchester
Tue 6 June 2023 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sat 10 June 2023 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Sun 11 June 2023 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Tue 13 June 2023 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Thu 15 June 2023 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Sat 17 June 2023 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sun 18 June 2023 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sun 25 June 2023 – Accor Arena, Paris
Tue 27 June 2023 – Accor Arena, Paris
Wed 28 June 2023 – Accor Arena, Paris
Sat 1 July 2023 – Hallenstadion, Zurich
Sun 2 July 2023 – Hallenstadion, Zurich
Wed 5 July 2023 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Fri 7 July 2023 – Tele2 Arena, Stockholm
Sat 8 July 2023 – Tele2 Arena, Stockholm
Dates to be announced – Hatrwell Arena, Helsinki
Dates to be announced – Hatrwell Arena, Helsinki

Click here for the rest of Elton John’s planned Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates.

In related news, Elton is gearing up to release The Lockdown Sessions, a pandemic-inspired collection of new collaborations, remixes and material that will be out on Oct. 22.

Click here to pre-order The Lockdown Sessions on CD from our Rock Cellar Store


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