Elton John tour 2021: when is the star performing in the UK?
Staff writer - July 13, 2020

Elton John tour 2021: when is the star performing in the UK?

‘Rocket Man’ singer to play more than 300 farewell concerts
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Elton John has rescheduled the UK dates of his last ever world tour - which will take place from October 2021.

The legendary performer will play several UK dates as part of the mammoth farewell tour now rescheduled to Fall 2021.

Here’s everything we know about the last ever Elton John UK tour, including dates and cities...


Elton John UK and Ireland tour dates


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Elton John announced his farewell tour at an exclusive event in New York in January 2018.

The 'Tiny Dancer' singer was set to play a whopping 300 concerts around the world from September 2018. The tour has then been put on hold in Spring 2020 and is set to resume in January 2021 with two dates in New Zealand. Elton John will then head to Europe in September 2021 reaching the UK on the 30th of October.


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Here's the complete list of Elton John's UK and Ireland new 2021 tour dates:

  • Manchester Arena (UK) - 30 October
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 2 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 3 November
  • Leeds, First Direct Arena (UK), 5 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 7 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 9 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 10 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 12 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 14 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 16 November
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - 17 November
  • Manchester Arena (UK) - 19 November
  • Birmingham, Resorts World Arena (UK) - 21 November
  • Birmingham, Utilita Arena (UK) - 23 November
  • Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena (UK) - 27 November
  • Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena (UK) - 28 November
  • Manchester Arena (UK) - 1 December
  • Dublin, 3Arena (Ireland) - 3 December
  • Dublin, 3Arena (Ireland) - 4 December
  • Belfast, SSE Arena - 6 September
  • Aberdeen, P&J Live (UK) - 9 December
  • Aberdeen, P&J Live (UK) - 10 December
  • Glasgow, SSE Hydro (UK) - 13 December
  • Glasgow, SSE Hydro (UK) - 14 December

Wanna see Elton John on tour? Did you know Cliff Richard has also confirmed his UK 2021 dates?


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The tour was originally set for Fall 2020 but has now been rescheduled to 2021 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic that led to large events being cancelled all over the world. Here is the official announcement

When did Elton John announce his retirement?


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In October 2017, with a Social Media announcement when Elton revealed he wants to focus on his husband David Furnish and two young children, but plans to give fans something to remember him by with the farewell tour.

He said, “I've had a good run, I think you'd admit that.

"I want to leave people thinking, 'I saw the last tour and it was fantastic.’”

Fans went crazy at the news of the Elton John farewell tour and ended up crashing the star’s official website EltonJohn.com.

Elton announced the tour with a VR experience (you can watch without a headset, just use the mouse to look around).

The full 30+ minute launch video - during which Elton performs ‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘I'm Still Standing’ - has also been posted to YouTube.

In 2018, Elton performed a duet with Miley Cyrus at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

He later hosted a concert in his honour at Madison Square Garden alongside Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Kesha, John Legend and Keith Urban.

As Covid-19 hit the world Elton John has been keeping in touch with fans and supporting charitable causes with live streaming performances such as 'I Still Standing' during 'One World: Together At Home' in April 2020.

Elton John has sold more than 300 million records over his impressive career. The most popular tracks on his YouTube channel include ‘Sacrifice’...

…’I’m Still Standing’...

...and ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues’.

Stay tuned to LineUp for the Elton John UK tour date announcements and latest news.