June 26, 2022

Elton John performs throughout his “Farewell Yellow Brick Street” tour in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Street” tour will bypass Canada subsequent month attributable to COVID-19 restrictions.Derick Hingle/The Related Press

Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Street” tour will bypass Canada subsequent month.

Expressing “nice remorse,” a terse replace to live performance listings on the celebrity’s web site cites “COVID-19 restrictions” for the cancellation of 4 appearances in Montreal and Toronto.

They embody two exhibits deliberate for Montreal’s Bell Centre on March 9 and 10 and two slated for Toronto’s Scotiabank Area on March 12 and 13.

Pandemic management measures in Ontario and Quebec restrict venues to 50 per cent of the standard seating capability on these dates. Each provinces are set to carry their limits March 14.

Exhibits deliberate for Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Sept. 7 and Vancouver’s B.C. Place on Oct. 21 stay on John’s web site.

The “Rocket Man” singer is within the midst of a large international tour that he says can be his final, but it surely has been beset by varied postponements and cancellations for the reason that pandemic started.

Most just lately, John postponed farewell live performance dates in the USA after contracting COVID-19 earlier this 12 months, regardless of being vaccinated and boosted. He has additionally postponed European dates till 2023 so he can have an operation on an injured hip.

John is simply the most recent high-profile star to shift plans to go to Canada.

Final month, Billie Eilish postponed exhibits deliberate for Toronto and Montreal in February, citing “native tips and an abundance of warning.” Dua Lipa had additionally deliberate to play Montreal and Toronto in February however rescheduled the exhibits for July 25 and 27.

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“It’s with nice remorse that this present been cancelled attributable to present COVID-19 restrictions,” a discover on John’s web site learn Friday. It added that refunds for the Montreal and Toronto exhibits can be found at level of buy.

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