Elton John's Tampa concert rescheduled for November 4

That's 2019, by the way.

click to enlarge Elton John, who plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on November 4, 2019. - David Shankbone (Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))
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Elton John, who plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on November 4, 2019.

The reschedule didn't take long, but Elton John's farewell version of yellow the yellow brick road just got a lot longer for Tampa fans.

After doctor's orders postponed Wednesday's Amalie Arena show due to a serious ear infection, the 71-year-old pop music giant has rescheduled the gig for November 4, 2019.

That's 340 days from right now if you're counting.

All tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date, according to a press release, and no exchanges are needed.

“We always play 100% live and with impaired hearing and ear pain, I wouldn’t have been able to deliver the performance that my fans deserve," John wrote on social media. "I absolutely hate letting my fans down and it was an incredibly hard decision to make. Thank you for all your patience and support”.

“Hosting Elton John at Amalie Arena for guests from around the state of Florida highlights our concert year,” Kevin Preast, Senior Vice President of Event Booking at Amalie Arena, said in the release.

“We understand that one of qualities that makes Elton an elite artist is his desire to give his fans the very best performance he possibly can. And with our new date set for the show, we are confident that a sold out crowd will welcome him back to Tampa Bay with open arms next November.”

No word yet on a new date for the November 27 Orlando show that was postponed after guests had already entered Amway Center, but we'll be on the lookout.


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