Thursday, September 26, 2013
PBS to Air Elton John in Concert
Legendary artist Elton John returns to the stage in a concert that includes his greatest hits as well as songs from his new album, Diving Board. In this clip he performs "Rocket Man" and "I'm Still Standing." Elton John IN CONCERT premieres Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Get a sneak peek below!
"We are thrilled to bring PBS viewers this fantastic concert special from one of the world's great entertainers," said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. "Elton John's songs are iconic and timeless, and his enormous appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds is a tribute to his singular genius."
Produced by T-Bone Burnett, The Diving Board is Elton John's first solo studio album in seven years, and features 12 new songs written with longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, as well as three piano interludes composed by John. "It's the simplest and most piano-driven record I've ever made," John told BBC Radio 2 in an interview on September 11, 2013, the day of the concert.
Taped before an audience of 300 fans selected to win tickets from over 79,000 hopefuls,Elton John IN CONCERT includes these and other performances:
"Bennie and the Jets"
"Oscar Wilde Gets Out"
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
"I'm Still Standing"
"Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
- Broadway World
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