His sold-out performance on Tuesday night in Orlando was also canceled. An announcement was made about 20 minutes after the show’s start time, stating that John has an ear infection. The Orlando Concert has been rescheduled for March 18, 2019, the Amway Center announced Thursday.
An official statement was released from the tour on the two shows:
We're sorry to announce that due to an ear infection, Elton John is unable to perform tonight. The rescheduled Orlando date will be announced in the near future so please hold onto your tickets. pic.twitter.com/fZRVH1tVyu
Amalie Arena released the following statement on Tuesday night:
"Due to an ear infection and doctor’s orders, the sold out show scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Tampa is being postponed to a date to be determined."
Elton's social media included, "We always play 100% live and with impaired hearing and ear pain, I wouldn't have been able to deliver the performance that my fans deserve. I absolutely hate letting my fans down and it was an incredibly hard decision to make. Thank you for all your patience and support."
According to Amalie Arena officials, all tickets for Wednesday night's show will be valid for the 2019 rescheduled date. No exchanges are needed. If a guest cannot attend the rescheduled date, refunds will be made available at point of purchase.
"Hosting Elton John at AMALIE Arena for guests from around the state of Florida highlights our concert year," said Kevin Preast, Senior Vice President of Event Booking. "We understand that one of the qualities that makes Elton an elite artist is his desire to give his fans the very best performance he possibly can. And with our new date set for the show, we are confident that a sold out crowd will welcome him back to Tampa Bay with open arms next November."
If you planned on picking your tickets up at will call, you can pick them up at any time, or on the reschedule date, Amalie Arena officials say. Click here for more information.