- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: 10th Aug 2020
- Time: All Day
Elton John: Classic Concert Series
The Elton John: Classic Concert Series features some of Elton’s most monumental concerts. Beginning this Friday, July 3 at 9 AM (LA) / 12 PM (NY) / 5 PM (LDN) exclusively on YouTube, the series will premiere with Live at the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh from 1976- available digitally for the first time ever only for 72 hours.
The Elton John: Classic Concert Series is running in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund to continue HIV prevention and care for the most vulnerable people around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can donate on YouTube whilst watching the show.
My Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund helps frontline partners prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalised communities. We cannot jeopardise HIV testing and care during this time or else the results could be disastrous for the 37.5 million people living with HIV. So, I’m really happy to connect this YouTube concert series to benefit our Foundation’s urgent COVID response.
– Elton John
The Great Amphitheatre, Ephesus, Turkey 2001
Elton walks on to the oldest stage he has ever played (built circa 200 BC) and invites the audience to join him in one of the most intimate performances he has ever given. Everything about this concert is the opposite of what most people think of when they bring Elton to mind: his wardrobe is sedate, his staging virtually non-existent, no wild spectacles or platform shoes.. Nor, for that matter, a band – just the piano player and his instrument, revealing in sublime simplicity that it’s really all about the songs. And tonight, we get to enjoy 20 of these, from his vast collection of hits (at one point, Elton jumps a decade at a time by playing ‘Philadelphia Freedom’, ‘Nikita’ and ‘Sacrifice’ in sequence) to ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’, a song that would not be released for another two months. A summer’s evening well spent, most certainly. Bringing you six monumental concerts from Elton John’s archive available digitally for the first time ever. The Elton John: Classic Concert Series is running in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund to continue HIV prevention and care for the most vulnerable people around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 37 million people living with HIV around the world and we cannot lose the gains we’ve made to end the AIDS epidemic during this time. Please consider donating via the blue Donate button if you can. Thank you.