Saturday, October 9, 2010

Elton & Leon Coming to GMA & The View

Two music legends, Elton John and singer songwriter Leon Russell, will perform live on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, October 20th from the Beacon Theatre. The duo will perform new music from their upcoming album, “The Union,” as well as a classic Elton John song. This album marks the first time they have worked together in over 40 years.
Recorded live in the studio, “The Union” was produced by T Bone Burnett and features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock.  Icons Neil Young and Brian Wilson provide guest vocals on the 14-track record along with legendary R&B organist Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph and a 10-piece gospel choir.  “The Union” will be released October 19th on Decca.
If you are interested in being part of the audience for the Elton John “Good Morning America” performance on Wednesday, October 20th at the Beacon Theatre, please arrive no earlier than 5:00 am under the marquee at 2124 Broadway between 74th and 75th Street. Lining up prior to 5 am is not permitted.  Doors will open at 6:00 am. General Admission tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. There is limited capacity seating for this special showcase. “Good Morning America” airs live from 7:00 – 9:00 am. 
"GMA’s" Robin Roberts will also sit down with Elton and Leon to discuss the collaboration behind the new album.  The interview will air onTuesday, October 19th.
In addition, Elton, Leon and T Bone will make an exclusive daytime talk show appearance on ABC's "The View," live, October 21 to perform a song off the highly anticipated new CD and will be interviewed by all five co-hosts.
“Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts and George StephanopoulosJuju Chang is the news anchor and Sam Champion is the weather anchor. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m., EDT), on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”
- ABC News

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