First major concert rescheduled at Rupp since pandemic hit

Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Elton John has rescheduled his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour concert for Rupp Arena, but it won’t happen until 2022.

The show was originally scheduled June 5, but was postponed in March due to the pandemic.

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This is the first major concert event to be rescheduled at Rupp Arena since the coronavirus hit.

The rescheduled show is set for April 9, 2022.  The tour is scheduled at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on April 16.

If you had tickets to the June concert, they will still be honored, including the seat assignment, according to Rupp Arena’s Sheila Kenny.

If you can’t make the new date, you still can get a refund at

Tickets are still available for Lexington at

Here are other rescheduled events at Rupp Arena:

Lauren Daigle – May 20, 2021

Jojo Siwa – July 14, 2021

Jim Gaffigan – August 18, 2021

Backstreet Boys – September 8, 2021


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Tom Kenny joined ABC 36 News in June of 2001 as a General Assignment Reporter. A native of Peoria, Illinois, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Western Illinois University. He currently anchors ABC 36 News at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm. Tom has more than three decades of experience in broadcast journalism. He is the only broadcast journalist in Lexington television history to be honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award. Tom was recognized for reporting on a story that gave a rare glimpse inside the secretive world of the Federal Witness Protection Program. He has won an Emmy Award for anchoring and another for investigative reporting, exposing the deceit and potential danger of online diploma mills. Tom has ten other Emmy nominations to his credit for investigative and feature reporting. He has won Associated Press Awards for reporting and anchoring. He has won two Addy Awards for excellence in promotional writing. Tom was the first broadcast journalist in Lexington TV history to be awarded the Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It is one of the highest honors given by NATAS. It recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25-years or more. Tom was honored for more than his longevity, he was recognized for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting high standards of achievement. He was also recognized for giving back to the community as a mentor, educator and volunteer. Tom also has network broadcast experience in radio and television having worked as a sports reporter for ESPN, Sportschannel, NBC Sports and the Breeders’ Cup. He was also the studio host and halftime producer for CBS Radio Sports’ College Football Game of the Week and covered the NFL for One-On-One Radio Sports. Prior to joining WTVQ-TV, Tom was Vice-President of the Houston Astros Minor League baseball team in Lexington. He was part of the original management team that brought professional baseball back to the Bluegrass after a nearly 50-year absence. Tom has lived in Lexington since 1984. In that time, he has been heavily involved with dozens of charity and civic groups, with a special emphasis on helping Veterans. He can be reached at You can also follow Tom on Facebook and Twitter @TomKennyNews. Just click on the links at the top of the page.