British singer and pianist Elton John says he is rescheduling his two farewell concert dates in Dallas after testing positive for COVID-19. The award-winning musician kicked off his farewell tour entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road last week.
“It’s always a huge disappointment to have shows postponed and I’m so sorry for anyone who has been bothered by this, but I want to protect myself and my team,” he announced Instagram.
John added that he is fully vaccinated and refreshed, has only mild symptoms and expects to perform at his scheduled show in Arkansas this weekend.
“As always, thank you for all your love and support and I can’t wait to see you all soon,” John wrote.
The 74-year-old singer was scheduled to perform at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday and Wednesday and said those who bought tickets for the two performances should keep them as “they will be honored at the rescheduled dates to be announced shortly.” .”
In early 2018, John announced his intention to retire from touring as he wants to spend more time with his family.
“And as much as I love to play, I want to be with my boys right now. This is the new part of my life,” the singer said in a 2019 interview with NPR.
The news of John’s postponed performances comes a week after British singer Adele announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency due to COVID-related issues – just a day ahead of schedule. Her residency, titled Weekends With Adele, was scheduled to begin on January 21 at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas’ Coliseum.
The residency is expected to last until mid-April and will feature her latest album, 30, which was released last November.