Elton John postpones Dubai December concert due to health concerns

Posted: 09-Dec-16 16:02

It’s not completely scrapped, it’s just been postponed. Elton John fans looking forward to his Dubai concert will be glad to hear that the talented British singer and musician will be rescheduling his upcoming performance to 20th January 2017, cancelling his 15th Dubai gig due to health issues, from which he says, he hopes to recover soon.

Elton John postpones Dubai December concert due to health concerns

It looks like the biggest concert of the year in Dubai is not happening after all, at least not this year, but not all hope is lost. Due to health reasons, Sir Elton John has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming 15th December concert at Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena, but he promises to be back next month for a 20th January performance where he’ll be treating the audience to over two hours of live music.

Wanting to appease broken hearts over the news of his cancelled gig, Elton John directly addressed fans in an official statement:

"I am so looking forward to performing in Dubai with my band and want to assure my fans that giving me time to recover to my full strength and stamina will ensure the best and most memorable show on 20th January. Please accept my apologies and come enjoy the show next month."

Promising to make up for time lost, the legendary 69-year-old pianist, singer and songwriter, decided to push back the dates of his Dubai concert following the advice from his doctor after he was diagnosed with flu.

Disappointed fans who’ve already bought tickets for the upcoming concert in Dubai, will be reassured by the announcement that they’ll be able to use those tickets for the new date, at the same venue. As confirmed by Chief Executive at 117 Live, Thomas Ovesen, concert-goers are advised to hold on to their tickets and in return they’ll be handed a special signed appreciation for being so understanding.

Ovesen was also quick to reassure fans by issuing the following statement:

"This was going to be our big end of season celebration but we of course want Elton John to be well and able to give us his amazing 2 hours plus live show. We will now instead look forward to celebrating the beginning of the New Year with him and his phenomenal live band."

Those looking forward to a live Elton John performance in the trendiest of emirates, can now book Dubai holidays for late January 2017 in order to coincide with concert dates. Tickets for the new concert date are already available for sale at 117live.com 

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