The legendary British crooner was supposed to be here last December, he then rescheduled it to January 20… but it’s now been postponed again…

Sir Elton John was meant to be performing in Dubai on Thursday December 15 2016, he cancelled that date because of the flu, rescheduling for Friday January 20.

But now the Rocket Man singer has postponed again, announcing a new date of Friday December 8 2017: so yes, almost a year after the initial date.

Why? Well, promoters 117 Live say that “he has been advised by his doctors to reschedule a medical procedure to treat his condition immediately”, but that that condition “is not of a seriously threatening nature”.

There are no news reports or any official word on what the medical procedure is.

Elton has performed live recently, singing a tribute to the late George Michael at a concert in Vegas, and he is still due to return to Las Vegas to perform in early February.

The December 2017 concert will still be at the Autism Rocks Arena and fans who already have tickets should retain their current tickets as they will be valid also for the new date.

For those who have tickets and can’t make it, a full refund will be available from the point of purchase (but will be subject to the terms & conditions of the ticket distributor). Promoter 117Live says people should give ticketing companies a few days to respond to enquiries on exact refund details.

Tickets remain priced from Dhs295 to Dhs1,195. You can buy them here.

*Hit musical West Side Story is coming to Dubai Opera*

Sir Elton will hopefully eventually appear in Dubai as part of his Wonderful Crazy Night world tour, which includes a live band and – fingers crossed – tunes including Your Song, I’m Still Standing, Tiny Dancer and Bennie & The Jets.

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