Posted: November 27, 2018
By Monique Valdes, WFTV.com
ORLANDO, Fla. —
Update 9:11 a.m. EST Nov. 28: Elton John’s staff has issued an official statement concerning Tuesday and Wednesday night’s concert cancellations. In the statement posted to Twitter, the singer said “Elton and his band play 100% live and with impaired hearing and ear pain he wouldn’t have been able to deliver the performance his fans deserve. He will take a couple of days rest to allow the infection to clear up and both will be rescheduled as soon as possible.”
Original report: Thousands of disappointed Florida fans did not get to see Elton John perform at the Amway Center on Tuesday night.
The singer had to cancel his Orlando performance due to an ear infection, according to fans on Twitter.
The star was scheduled to perform as part of his Elton John Farewell Tour at 8 p.m. An announcement was made nearly 30 minutes later that he would not be able to perform.
Fans were asked to leave the venue.
"The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future," the venue said in a statement. "Please save your concert tickets and receipts/passes for any Amway Center parking lots, as they will be honored for the new performance."
Venue officials responded to unhappy concertgoers on Twitter, saying that John was in the building and that they made the announcement as soon as they learned he would not be able to perform.
Tampa's Amalie Arena tweeted Tuesday evening that John's show scheduled for Wednesday has also been canceled and will be rescheduled. Those who bought tickets for the Tampa show may use the tickets to attend the rescheduled concert or they may request a refund if they are unable to attend it.
We're sorry to announce that due to an ear infection, Elton John is unable to perform tonight. The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future so please hold onto your tickets. pic.twitter.com/fZRVH1tVyu— Amway Center (@AmwayCenter) November 28, 2018
#eltonfarewelltour #EltonJohn I can’t believe you canceled an 8pm concert at 8.25pm. No-one could have called that earlier? Seriously? Unbelievable. My 8 year old mega fan is devastated. pic.twitter.com/sXomyYcVYH— Suzi Brady (@SuziBrady1982) November 28, 2018
~The star was scheduled to perform as part of his #EltonJohn Farewell Tour at 8 p.m. An announcement was made nearly a half hour later that he would not be able to perform. https://t.co/fxCC11Pv0t via @WFTV— ⌛️carol muse⌛️ (@llacigart) November 28, 2018
I give you the before and after faces of our #eltonfarewelltour concert experience. @eltonjohn we hope you feel better soon! And we can’t wait to see you when you’re able to reschedule. #worstbirthdayever #amwaycenter #orlando #eltonjohn @ Amway... https://t.co/YUtCwqHJAE— a noteworthy life (@Noteworthy_Gigs) November 28, 2018
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Legendary singer Elton John paid tribute to rapper Mac Miller as he kicked off his farewell tour Saturday night in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Herald-Mail Media reported.
John, 71, performing during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at Allentown’s PPL Center, dedicated his performance of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” to the rapper, who died Friday.
"I'd like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller," John told the audience. "Unbelievably, 26 years of age, and passed away yesterday. It's inconceivable that someone so young, and with so much talent, could do that. And I just would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you're happy now."
The show in Allentown was a sellout, attended by 10,000 fans, The Morning Call of Allentown reported.
Elton John has announced he is embarking on a farewell tour that will go through 2021.
The singer teased the news conference in which he made the announcement on his official website Wednesday.
The announcement, which aired simultaneously in New York and London, detailed the musician’s plans once he reaches the end of his six-year Las Vegas residency in May.
John opened the live broadcast by performing “Tiny Dancer” and “I’m Still Standing” by the piano.
Speaking with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, John said that his children with his husband, David Furnish, have changed his priorities and he will no longer be touring.
“My priorities have changed in my life. We have children. I’ve had an amazing life, an amazing career, but my life has changed. My priorities now are my children and my husband and my family,” John said. “I’ve been touring since I was 17 with various bands. I thought the time was right to say thank you to all of my fans around the world and to say goodbye. That doesn’t mean to say I’m not going to be creative, but I’m not going to travel anymore.”
John will be beginning a 300-date world tour to say goodbye starting in September. John said discussions about no longer touring began with his family in 2015.
Earlier Wednesday, The Mirror reported that John, 70, would be announcing his retirement from music. The singer has been dogged by health issues in recent years. Most recently, he contracted a rare, deadly bacterial infection while touring South America in 2017. The illness landed him in intensive care and caused him to cancel his Las Vegas shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in April and May. The shows resumed in October.
John said that despite the report, his health is good. “It’ll be the best production I’ve ever done,” John said of his tour. “I want to go out with a big bang.”
Although he will bow out of touring in about three years, John plans to make new albums and write music indefinitely.
“I’ll be creative, hopefully, until the day I die,” he said.
John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will start in Allentown, Pennsylvania. More information on tour dates can be found at EltonJohn.com.
The trailer for the latest rock legend biopic has been released. This time Elton John gets the biographic treatment in the upcoming film “Rocketman.”
Taron Egerton put on the platform shoes, the crazy glasses and the costumes that made John the iconic songwriter who he is as the movie, which is scheduled for release in summer 2019, follows his path as he releases “Honky Chateau” in 1972, NME reported.
But as the trailer shows, John’s life wasn’t all flamboyant stage antics, it also gives a glimpse into John’s childhood and his battles with alcohol.
“It’s actually his songs used to express important beats in his life at emotional moments,” Egerton told the Telegraph. “He’s not the only character that sings. It’s going to be fun.”
Egerton starred as Eggsy in the “Kingsman” films. John appeared in the sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” as himself.
Egerton is joined by Jamie Bell as John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin and Bryce Dallas Howard as John’s mother, Sheila Eileen.
John and his husband David Furnish are producing the film through their company Rocket Pictures, the Telegraph reported.
Singer Elton John has cancelled all of his Las Vegas shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through May after he was sent to the Intensive Care Unit following a rare infection, according to Rolling Stone.
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace issued the following statement on its Facebook page Monday:During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection. During his return flight home from Santiago, Chile, he became violently ill. Upon returning to the UK, Elton's doctors admitted him to hospital, where he underwent immediate treatment to remove the infection. After spending two nights in intensive care followed by an extended stay in the hospital, Elton was released from hospital on Saturday, April 22, and is now comfortably resting at home per doctor’s advice.
Variety reported that fans who purchased tickets for “The Million Dollar Piano” shows affected -- April 28-29, May 1, and May 4-5 -- will get a refund.
“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologize for disappointing them,” John said in a statement. “I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”
The Colosseum statement said that the infection John suffered from is “rare and potentially deadly.”
John tweeted thanks to his fans for wishing him well.
John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” shows are scheduled to resume in October.
Elton John already has a few hits under his belt, not only in the music world, but also on the great white way.
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The musical is based on the 2006 film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, which was based on the 2003 novel, Rolling Stone reported.
Lauren Weisberger wrote the book after she worked as an assistant to Vogue editor Anna Wintour, BBC reported.
This isn't the first time John penned something for Broadway. He wrote a stage version of the film "Billy Elliot," a musical based on the opera "Aida" and "Lestat," based on Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" books. He also wrote the music for the stage version of "The Lion King."
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