Elton John Extends North American Tour With 24 Newly-Announced Concerts
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
November 13, 2019
Elton John's long farewell will continue at least through next July.
The music icon just announced 24 more North American shows that have been added to his 2020 itinerary.
John will begin the next phase of his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' on March 28 in Toronto, Ontario. After a handful of Canadian shows, he'll remain on the road in the U.S. through July 8 in Kansas City, Missouri.
John announced his farewell to large-scale touring in January of 2018, citing a desire to focus on fatherhood, maintain his health and spend more time at home composing music rather than performing in concert (though he has not ruled out future performances).
At the time of the farewell announcement, he touted the tour would be at least 300 shows, as he endeavored to perform at least one last time for fans all over the world.
Much like this past year, with the release of his hit Rocketman biopic and bestselling memoir ME!, each show of the tour has been a celebration of John's music with a career-spanning setlist, including nearly all of his hits and some of his most crucial album cuts.
John has not indicated whether he plans add more dates in 2020, but he has confirmed that the tour will conclude in 2021.
Tickets to the newly-announced concerts go on sale Friday, November 22, at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased on John's official website.
Elton John 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' Tour 2020 *NEW* Tour Dates
March 28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
March 29 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
April 2 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 3 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 20 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center
April 25 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
May 22 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
May 23 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
May 26 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
May 28 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
May 30 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
June 6 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
June 9 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
June 13 – Fargo ND @ Fargodome
June 15 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
June 16 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
June 19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
June 20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
June 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
June 30 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 1 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
July 3 – N. Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena
July 7 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
July 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
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