Elton John was set to perform at the American Airlines Center in Dallas this week when he announced that the show is being postponed because he's tested positive for COVID-19.
John broke the news himself in his Instagram Stories. "It's always a massive disappointment to move shows and I'm so sorry to anyone who's been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe," he wrote.
The venue confirmed the changes on its website. "It is with great regret that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour dates ... must be postponed due to Elton recently testing positive for COVID-19," its update read. The update went on to share additional details about John's condition and the plan moving forward. "Fortunately, Elton is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is experiencing only mild symptoms," it revealed. "Fans should hold on to their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates to be announced soon. Elton and the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour look forward to returning to the stage shortly."
This isn't the first time the tour has faced pandemic-related delays. Having kicked off in September 2018, it came to an abrupt stop in March 2020 and then was postponed for two years. It restarted in New Orleans just this month with John thrilled to be back on stage.
"Wow, we haven't played a show since the sixth of March 2020. This is a new experience for us, I've never had this amount of time off in my life ... playing music, well at least since I was 17 years of age," he told the audience. "I can't thank you enough for being so patient. We live in funny times but we're gonna have a great time."
As of this writing, he still has tour dates planned for Little Rock, Ark., and Oklahoma City this weekend. No word yet on if they will also be rescheduled.