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Sir Elton John postpones first two weeks of Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour until 2023

Sir Elton John has been forced to postpone a selection of dates from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour yet again, due to Covid-19.

Fans in Germany who had booked tickets to see Elton, 74, perform in September will have to wait until as far as 2023 to see the pop icon live.

The tour, which began in 2018 and is slated to include 309 shows, was due to get back-on-track in Berlin before heading to Munich, Hamburg, Mannheim, and Cologne.

Pushed back: Sir Elton John has been forced to postpone a selection of dates from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour due to Covid-19 (pictured in 2017) 

But Sir Elton confirmed the delay online and said: ‘Hello again everyone. As we begin to exit this terrible global pandemic, we are all faced with regulations and restrictions that we must adhere to.

‘As such it has been necessary to once again review my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour and make some difficult decisions. .

‘I hope you can appreciate that these decisions are not ones we have taken lightly, but with due consideration for the situation in each country and the safety of our fans and everyone involved with this amazing show.

‘Based on the information we have received, venues in Germany will not be allowed to reopen to 100% capacity in the near future, and as we have sold 100% of the tickets to my show we have taken the decision to reschedule.

Disappointing: Fans in Germany who had booked tickets to see Elton, 74, perform in September will have to wait until as far as 2023 to see the pop icon live

Disappointing: Fans in Germany who had booked tickets to see Elton, 74, perform in September will have to wait until as far as 2023 to see the pop icon live

‘We cannot wait to finally see you all again and thank you for all your love and support. Until we see you, please stay safe and healthy. Elton John.’ 

Ticket holders were told by event company Eventime: ‘We have important news regarding your event. The promoter has informed us that a new date for your event has been found.

‘We would therefore like to inform you about the new event details. We are very happy that the promoter has found an alternative date.

‘Enjoy the anticipation for your event and don’t forget to update the event date in your calendar.

Delay: The tour, which began in 2018 and is slated to include 309 shows, was due to get back-on-track in Berlin before heading to Munich, Hamburg, Mannheim, and Cologne

Delay: The tour, which began in 2018 and is slated to include 309 shows, was due to get back-on-track in Berlin before heading to Munich, Hamburg, Mannheim, and Cologne

‘Let us be part of your live entertainment experience, for example by engaging with us on social media or by leaving an event review.’

They went on: ‘If you are unfortunately unable to attend the new date, the promoter has commissioned us as the ticket agent to reverse the tickets.

‘As things stand, the promoter has decided that you will receive a credit note for the ticket price. In this case, we need your tickets and your contact details.’

Sir Elton had already rescheduled dates for the tour in March, July and September last year, all because of restrictions surrounding the ongoing pandemic. 

Announcement: Sir Elton said: 'Venues in Germany will not be allowed to reopen to 100% capacity in the near future, and as we have sold 100% of the tickets to my show we have taken the decision to reschedule'

Announcement: Sir Elton said: ‘Venues in Germany will not be allowed to reopen to 100% capacity in the near future, and as we have sold 100% of the tickets to my show we have taken the decision to reschedule’

The news comes after Sir Elton hit back at DaBaby after he made homophobic comments on stage at a music festival. 

The singer – who married partner David Furnish in 2014 – said he was shocked at the ‘HIV misinformation and homophobia’ that has ‘no place in the music industry’.

Rapper DaBaby, 29, had been appearing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set and made the homophobic comments which he has now apologized for. 

He encouraged festival-goers to raise their mobile phones in the air – unless they were HIV-positive or gay men who had had sex with another man in a car park.

'No place in the music industry': The news comes after Sir Elton hit back at DaBaby after he made homophobic comments on stage at a music festival

‘No place in the music industry’: The news comes after Sir Elton hit back at DaBaby after he made homophobic comments on stage at a music festival

Honest: The singer - who married partner David Furnish in 2014 - said he was shocked at the 'HIV misinformation and homophobia' that has 'no place in the music industry' (pictured with his husband  in July 2019)

Honest: The singer – who married partner David Furnish in 2014 – said he was shocked at the ‘HIV misinformation and homophobia’ that has ‘no place in the music industry’ (pictured with his husband  in July 2019)

Speaking to the crowd, DaBaby then said: ‘If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two or three weeks, put your cellphone light in the air. 

‘Ladies, if your p***y smell like water, put your cellphone light in the air. Fellas, if you ain’t suck a n****’s d**k in the parking lot, put your cellphone lights in the air. Keep it f*****g real.’

And on Wednesday Elton hit back as he shared a quote to his Instagram that read: ‘HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry. 

‘We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it. As musicians it’s our job to bring people together.’ 

Criticism: Rapper DaBaby, 29, had been appearing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set and made the homophobic comments which he has now apologized for

Criticism: Rapper DaBaby, 29, had been appearing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami when he addressed the crowd during his set and made the homophobic comments which he has now apologized for

The topic is close to Elton’s heart as he set up the The Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 to support innovative HIV prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV.  

Under the post Elton wrote: ‘We’ve been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show. 

‘This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.⁣’

Elton is happily married to husband David and the couple share sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight.

Backtracking: In a tweet apologizing he wrote: 'Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y'all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody'

Backtracking: In a tweet apologizing he wrote: ‘Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody’

Sweet: Elton is happily married to husband David and the couple share sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight

Sweet: Elton is happily married to husband David and the couple share sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight 

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