Elton John announces U.S. dates for 2022 tour, including Hershey
NEW YORK » After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of touring.
The pop icon announced Wednesday that his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” will return to North America on Jan. 19, 2022, in New Orleans. John also announced rescheduled 2022 dates for Houston, Detroit, New York City, Miami, Toronto and Montreal.
In July, John announced new dates in Europe. His global tour will officially return on Sept. 1, 2021,in Berlin.
The Hershey show originally scheduled for April 20, 2020, has been rescheduled for April 13, 2022.
New Year’s Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements
NEW YORK » New Year’s Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for a celebration that will have to be scaled down and socially distant in response to the coronavirus.
Details are still coming together, but the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown Properties and Countdown Entertainment said in a news release that the annual event will have an extremely limited group of in-person honorees.
A virtual experience will be created to allow people to take part in the countdown to 2021 from wherever they are, organizers said.
“More than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance.
The event will honor essential workers and others who have made a difference in 2020, they said.