Via Usmagazine.com. Elton John's, Farewell Yellow Brick Road has been one of the biggest tours of 2018, playing to sold out arenas across the country, including two shows at the Boston Garden.
On Tuesday night he cancelled a concert in Orlando, Florida about 30 minutes after it's scheduled start because of an ear infection, and some fans are furious.
A statement on his Twitter account said, “Elton has been on a course of antibiotics to combat an ear infection and it was expected that these would clear the infection in time to play the Orlando show, Elton had traveled to the venue but after further consideration with doctors before he took the stage, the decision had to be taken on their advice that unfortunately he still wasn’t well enough to perform.”
Fans who had already arrived expressed their frustration on Twitter.
“No problem selling food, drinks, & merch for two hours prior to the announcement. Not an MD, but fairly certain ear infections so brutal that a performer can’t go on don’t pop up right at showtime. This evening was a disgrace. @eltonofficial & @AmwayCenter should be ashamed.”
Another concertgoer tweeted, “Will you refund my airfare & hotel that I paid for, to attend his show? Or should @eltonofficial send me the refund? What a colossal screwup.”
Airfare, hotel, food, drink, merchandise? Ouch!
Elton John has said that he plans to reschedule that show and tonight's cancelled Tampa show as soon as possible.
He returns to the Boston Garden one more time November 15, 2019.
3:10 into this video you can hear the announcement that the show is cancelled. Look at the reaction of the crowd. Many thought it was a joke.