Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.
The 74-year-old has been embarking on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and was due to appear in Dallas, Texas on 25 and 26 of January.
In the latest delay to his tour caused by the coronavirus, these dates have now been postponed. In a statement shared to the singer’s Instagram on 25 January, Elton confirmed that those with tickets will be “contacted with the news dates really soon.” He added that, thanks to being triple vaccinated, he is only experiencing “mild” symptoms which makes him confident that his upcoming shows in Arkansas will be able to go ahead as planned.
Elton’s tour first started in 2018 and is intended to be the global superstar’s final time hitting the road since starting out in the 1960s.