In the wake of a series of concert-postponing medical issues, Elton John and Billy Joel have finalized their upcoming Face 2 Face concert calendar. The co-headliners’ late fall tour leg, minus one cancelled performance, has been rescheduled for early next year.
The new routing closely follows the original schedule, both in terms of location and date. The opening shows in Seattle, WA, are now booked for February 3 and 6 at KeyArena, while the tour leg’s closing date is now March 11 at Times Union Center in Albany, NY.
The pair’s November 28 concert at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR, is the only concert that has been stricken from the schedule completely. According to an initial announcement, scheduling conflicts prevented a new performance date for the Little Rock audience, leading to the concert’s cancellation.
This is the second time John and Joel have been forced to reschedule their concerts in Buffalo and Albany. The shows were originally booked for the musicians’ July tour leg, but were postponed until early December following reports that Joel was ill.
Illness is also the cause of the latest round of concert delays for the rock pianists. The first four concerts on the November tour leg were postponed when John was briefly hospitalized with a serious case of the flu and an infection.
But once the “Rocket Man” was on the mend, his tour partner was sidelined by his own health issues. Unspecified “medical reasons” have kept Joel off the road and forced the musicians to reschedule the remaining dates on their late-year trek.
Tickets for all original performance dates will be honored at the rescheduled concerts.
Face 2 Face Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|February 3, 6||Seattle, WA||KeyArena|
|February 10||Portland, OR||Rose Garden Arena|
|February 13||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|February 16||San Jose, CA||HP Pavilion|
|February 19||Salt Lake City, UT||EnergySolutions Arena|
|February 22||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|February 25||Oklahoma City, OK||Ford Center|
|February 27||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|March 9||Buffalo, NY||HSBC Arena|
|March 11||Albany, NY||Times Union Center|