Elton John announced dates for his resumed Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. It kicks off in Europe in a year. The first concert is scheduled for Sept. 21, 2021 in Berlin. 

If this tour is not altered again by COVID-19, it will begin its North American leg in New Orleans on Jan. 19, 2022 in the Smoothie King Center.

Elton John already performed a farewell tour show at the Smoothie King Center in 2018. It featured many of his hits from the ’70s, including “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” and was well received. The singer is 73, and his farewell tour is ongoing. The tour’s final dates, as currently planned, are in New Zealand in 2023.

The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour began cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus starting with a March 26 date in Indianapolis. With those postponements was a June 24 date in New Orleans. The new tour announcement says ticketholders for postponed shows will receive new event information and tickets will be honored.

Tour organizers are taking an optimistic approach. Tickets are available, and apparently packages including meet and greets will be offered.


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