While Elton John is taking a break from his residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV — the last show,...

While Elton John is taking a break from his residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV — the last show, as of now, was August 1 — he has plotted a major Canadian tour for the fall, followed by an early-winter trek through Europe.

Without playing the major markets of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, he will perform 13 shows in nine cities starting on September 12 in Calgary, AB, and wrapping October 3 in St. John’s, NF. Then it’s back to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace before two shows, November 14-15, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The shows from September 12-20 are billed as Elton John and Band; the concerts from September 26-October 3 are John’s solo shows.

Recently, issues have arisen concerning ticket sales for John’s Canadian dates. Fans who initially visited Ticketmaster to purchase concert tickets found themselves redirected to Ticketmaster’s secondary ticket resale site, TicketsNow.com. The subsidiary site offered Elton John tickets at a premium, causing critics to wonder if the sudden availability was a case of preferential treatment on Ticketmaster’s part.

Ticketmaster denied involvement in the controversy, stating that ticket inventory was not within the company’s control. Ticketmaster also removed links redirecting Elton John fans to TicketsNow.

John then returns to Las Vegas for his Red Piano performances, which he then takes to Europe for 16 concerts starting November 19 in Birmingham, England, and concluding on December 21 in Manchester, England.

John started his Red Piano gigs in Las Vegas in February 2004 and has already racked up 200-plus performances.

Interestingly, with John’s July 21 show in Vermont, he has now played in all 50 states at least once. To mark the honor, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made a limited edition commemorative flavor Goodbye Yellow Brick Road with the proceeds going to John’s AIDS charity.

Elton John itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

August 1 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
September 12 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
September 13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
September 15 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
September 16-17 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
September 19-20 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
September 26-27 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
September 28 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum Arena
September 30 St. John, NB Harbour Station
October 2-3 St. John’s, NF Mile One Stadium
October 22-25 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
October 29-31 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
November 1 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
November 3 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
November 6-9 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
November 14-15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
November 19 Birmingham, ENG UK Birmingham NIA
November 22 Munich, GER Olympiahalle
November 24 Hamburg, GER Color Line Arena
November 26 Cologne, GER Kolnarena
November 29 Copenhagen, DEN Parken Stadium
December 1 Helsinki, FIN Hartwall-Areena
December 4 Stockholm, SWE Globe Arena
December 5 Oslo, NOR Spektrum
December 9 Paris, FRA Palais Omnisports Bercy
December 11 Berlin, GER 02 World
December 13 London, ENG UK 02 Arena
December 16 Birmingham, ENG UK Birmingham NIA
December 17-18 Liverpool, ENG UK Liverpool Echo Arena
December 20-21 Manchester, ENG UK Manchester MEN Arena