Elton John has postponed the remainder of his 2020 North American tour dates of his sprawling “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” world tour. Elton, who had recently pushed all his shows between March 26th through May 2nd to 2021 — has now extended it through the end of this year.

A statement was released explaining why Elton was putting the show on ice:

It is with deep regret that Elton John must postpone the remainder of his upcoming North American 2020 dates on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. . . This tough decision has been made with the continued safety and well-being of his fans at a time when health services are under increased pressure and with the concern that these gatherings continue to risk accelerating the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

One of the highlights of the recent One World: Together At Home multimedia fundraiser was Elton's solo rendition of his 1983 hit “I'm Still Standing.” Elton recently looked back at the track that turned a whole new generation of fans on to his music: “'I'm Still Standing' was from the Too Low For Zero album. I think that was the first video I'd ever done with a that really. . . I mean, I hired Russell Mulcahy who did all the great Duran Duran videos. It's one of the great videos that I've done. Y'know, I'm not fond of doing videos — everyone knows that. But it was a fun video and it's a fun song, and y'know, it works in concert. I really reach for uptempo songs, because on the piano it's much harder to write an uptempo song than it is a ballad.”

POSTPONED: Elton John North American tour dates:

April 23 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena April 25 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center April 26 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center April 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum May 1, 2 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena May 2 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena May 22 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena May 23 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum May 26 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena May 28 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center May 30 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena June 3 – Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Arena June 5 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena June 6 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena June 9 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena June 11 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena June 13 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome June 15, 16 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center June 19, 20 – Chicago, IL – United Center June 24 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center June 26, 27 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center June 30 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center July 1 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center July 3 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena July 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena July 7 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center July 8 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

Elton John On ‘I’m Still Standing’ :