Elton John reschedules the remaining dates of his 2020 farewell tour

Elton John onstage in Auckland, New Zealand, in February this year
Elton John onstage in Auckland, New Zealand, in February this year (Image credit: Dave Simpson / Getty Images)

Elton John has rescheduled the remaining dates of his farewell tour.

The dates were originally announced in November 2018, with the 2020 UK run due to kick off at the O2 Arena in London on November 6. Now those shows have been pushed back another year as it becomes increasingly unlikely that large-scale public gatherings will be permitted in the near future under current social distancing guidelines. 

"Rescheduling my concerts is never a decision taken lightly, but my priority is always the safety of all parties including my tour crew, the venue staff and of course you, my amazing fans," says Elton. "It breaks my heart that we have had to reschedule the 2020 dates we were all looking forward to so much, but my team and I have been working diligently on rescheduled plans for 2021".

"As you can imagine, touring is a huge undertaking so we have needed time to sort through all the details to make sure we can visit every city and play every show we already have on sale. Thank you for your patience whilst we have been doing this.

"I look forward to continuing the 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour next year and seeing you by my side once again, as you have been for so many years throughout my blessed career".

Elton's last show before lockdown was at the Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, Australia, on March 7. 

Elton John 2021 UK Tour

Oct 30: Manchester Arena
Nov 02: London The O2
Nov 03: London The O2
Nov 05: Leeds First Direct Arena
Nov 07: London The O2
Nov 09: London The O2  
Nov 10: London The O2  
Nov 12: London The O2
Nov 14: London The O2
Nov 16: London The O2
Nov 17: London The O2
Nov 19: Manchester Arena
Nov 21: Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Nov 23: Birmingham Utilita Arena
Nov 27: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Nov 28: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena  
Dec 01: Manchester Arena  
Dec 03: Dublin 3Arena
Dec 04: Dublin 3Arena
Dec  06: Belfast SSE Arena  
Dec 09: Aberdeen P&J Live
Dec 10: Aberdeen P&J Live  
Dec 13: Glasgow Hydro
Dec 14: Glasgow Hydro

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.