Elton John postpones remaining 2020 tour dates, including Rupp show


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Elton John postponed the remainder of his North American 2020 dates on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour from May 22 through July 8, which includes the June 5 concert at Rupp Arena.

Previously postponed performances were from March 26 through May 2, 2020.

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The decision was made with the continued safety and well-being of his fans at a time when health services are under increased pressure and with the concern that these gatherings continue to risk accelerating the spread of the Coronavirus [COVID-19].

The additional ELTON JOHN FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD TOUR dates currently being rescheduled are as follows:


May 22, 2020                       Columbia, SC                        Colonial Life Arena

May 23, 2020                       Greensboro, NC                   Greensboro Coliseum

May 26, 2020                       Tampa, FL                              Amalie Arena

May 28, 2020                       Orlando, FL                           Amway Arena

May 30, 2020                       Miami, FL                              AmericanAirlines Arena

June 3, 2020                         Jacksonville, FL                     Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena

June 5, 2020                         Lexington, KY                        Rupp Arena

June 6, 2020                         Knoxville, TN                         Thompson-Boling Arena

June 9, 2020                         Lincoln, NE                            Pinnacle Bank Arena

June 11, 2020                       Des Moines, IA                     Wells Fargo Arena

June 13, 2020                       Fargo, ND                              FARGODOME

June 15-16, 2020                 St. Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center

June 19-20, 2020                 Chicago, IL                             United Center

June 24, 2020                       New Orleans, LA                  Smoothie King Center

June 26-27, 2020                 Dallas, TX                               American Airlines Center

June 30—Jul 1, 2020           Houston, TX                          Toyota Center

July 3, 2020                           N. Little Rock, AR                 Simmons Bank Arena

July 5, 2020                           Oklahoma City, OK              Chesapeake Energy Arena

July 7, 2020                           St. Louis, MO                        Enterprise Center

July 8, 2020                           Kansas City, MO                   Sprint Center

Ticketholders of all 2020 postponed performances should hold onto their original tickets as new show date information for 2021 will be announced soon.  All original tickets will be honored at the rescheduled performances.


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