Sir Elton John moves Scottish farewell tour dates to 2021

Legend 'heartbroken' over decision to put 2020 tour dates back a year

Sir Elton John has rescheduled the remaining dates of his farewell tour – including four massive Scottish gigs in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

The shows were originally announced in November 2018, with the 2020 UK run originally due to begin at London's O2 Arena on November 6.

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Now, due to concerns that large-scale public gatherings won't be permitted in the near future under social distancing guidelines, the shows have been pushed back another year.

Sir Elton John will now visit Scotland in 2021.Sir Elton John will now visit Scotland in 2021.
Sir Elton John will now visit Scotland in 2021.

In a statement, Sir Elton said he was ‘heartbroken’ over the decision to postpone the gigs.

He said: “Rescheduling my concerts is never a decision taken lightly, but my priority is always the safety of all parties including my tour crew, the venue staff and of course you, my amazing fans.

“It breaks my heart that we have had to reschedule the 2020 dates we were all looking forward to so much, but my team and I have been working diligently on rescheduled plans for 2021".

“As you can imagine, touring is a huge undertaking so we have needed time to sort through all the details to make sure we can visit every city and play every show we already have on sale. Thank you for your patience whilst we have been doing this.

“I look forward to continuing the 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour next year and seeing you by my side once again, as you have been for so many years throughout my blessed career.”

Sir Elton's final gig before lockdown was at the Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, Australia, on March 7.

Elton John 2021 UK Tour

Oct 30: Manchester Arena

Nov 02: London The O2

Nov 03: London The O2

Nov 07: London The O2

Nov 09: London The O2

Nov 10: London The O2

Nov 12: London The O2

Nov 14: London The O2

Nov 16: London The O2

Nov 17: London The O2

Nov 19: Manchester Arena

Nov 21: Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Nov 23: Birmingham Utilita Arena

Nov 27: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

Nov 28: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

Dec 01: Manchester Arena

Dec 03: Dublin 3Arena

Dec 04: Dublin 3Arena

Dec 06: Belfast SSE Arena

Dec 09: Aberdeen P&J Live

Dec 10: Aberdeen P&J Live

Dec 13: Glasgow Hydro

Dec 14: Glasgow Hydro

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