Elton John Postpones US Tour Dates to 2022 — Watch His Big Announcement
Sir Elton John is back and feeling healthier than ever. The legendary singer provided his fans with an update on his tour plans in a recent video post on Twitter.
In the video, the 73-year-old said he could not wait to go back to touring and doing what he does best. However, his fans in America will have to wait until January 2022 before seeing him perform again due to COVID-19.
In his message, Elton John said he had been enjoying his time with his family while the world continues to battle with the pandemic. However, he misses being on the road and performing for his beloved fans on his Farewell Tour.
The singer further said that as the scientists continue to make progress in the fight against the pandemic, he and his crew are also making plans that would see them return to touring, with everyone's health and safety in mind. He also said:
"Don't worry about me. I am using my downtime to keep myself fighting fit and healthier than ever. I'm raring to go."
The plans for a return to touring will see his stops in the United Kingdom and Europe postponed to next fall, while his North American tour will begin on January 19, 2022.
This will mean that his fans in New Zealand will not see him until 2023. In the concluding part of his video post, Elton John thanked his fans for their loyal support.
The septuagenarian celebrated a milestone when he marked his 30th year of being sober.
It is with great excitement that we can announce Elton's return to the stage in North America on January 19, 2022.— Elton John (@eltonofficial) September 23, 2020
For more information, please visit https://t.co/CcJKU471U8 #eltonfarewelltour pic.twitter.com/M3qZrR5yYE
He said he looked forward to seeing them soon and urged them to stay safe and well. Following the post, the legendary singer's fans responded with supportive comments.
One fan expressed their love for Elton John, saying that it was important for him to take care of himself and stay safe as the present times were difficult. Another fan said:
"While the pandemic is on. Spend more time with your family. You will accumulate strength. The voice will become stronger. Come back when it's safe as possible."
This is not the first time Elton John will be postponing his tour because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In April, his team tweeted the postponement of his North American 2020 tour dates, which was the second time they would do so after an initial delay.
They noted that the tough decision was made with the safety and well-being of fans in mind as the health services continued to deal with increasing pressure due to the pandemic.
While the pandemic is on. Spend more time with your family. You will accumulate strength. The voice will become stronger. Come back when it's as safe as possible.— MikhailKowalski_15 (@MikhailKowalsk3) September 23, 2020
In July, the music legend announced the launch of a Classic Concert Series on his YouTube channel to benefit his AIDS Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
The Classic series would give those who could not attend some of his famous concerts in person the chance to watch them online.
Also, in July, Elton John celebrated a milestone when he marked his 30th year of being sober, sharing pictures of the cards he received to mark the day and thanking those who supported him along the way.
The singer noted that it was a magical day and reflected on its importance, saying if he had not asked for help 30 years ago, he would not be alive today.
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