Elton John tests positive for COVID, postpones 2 Dallas shows

He launched his long-delayed Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour last week.

January 25, 2022, 3:02 PM

After finally re-launching his long-delayed Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour last week, Elton John has now been forced to postpone two concerts because he's tested positive for COVID-19.

The singer's two shows in Dallas, Tuesday and Wednesday, are being rescheduled, and tickets for the shows will be honored.

"Fortunately, Elton is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is experiencing only mild symptoms...Elton and the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour look forward to returning to the stage shortly," a statement from the singer said.

On his Instagram Stories, Elton John wrote, "It's always a massive disappointment to have to move shows and I'm sorry to anyone who's been inconvenienced by this but I want to keep myself and my team safe."

He adds that he's "fully expecting to make the Arkansas shows this weekend."

Ahead of the tour's launch, Elton John's longtime guitarist and musical director Davey Johnstone told ABC Audio that all COVID-19 precautions were being taken.

"There's no backstage, there's no guests. There are no backstage passes. There are no wives or girlfriends or anything," Johnstone said. "Everybody's super masked up and getting tested every two days to make sure everybody on the tour stays safe."