Saturday, February 27, 2016
Elton to Perform Free Secret Concert at The Capitol Records Parking Lot Today at 12PM PST
That’s per an announcement by Jimmy Maymann, executive vice president and president for content and consumer brands at AOL. AOL will live stream the performance through its AOL Build and BBVA Compass xxxx.
What won’t be announced until tomorrow morning is the location of the free outdoor performance. (Don’t tell anyone you read it here on WEHOville, but Elton John will be singing in the parking lot of the old Tower Records building at 8801 Sunset Blvd., now home to a Gibson Guitar store.) What we don’t know yet is when the free performance will begin. But you can follow Elton John on Twitter (@eltonofficial) to find out.
Billboard.com reported today that Elton John would be performing, saying it was his way of saying thanks to West Hollywood for accommodating his annual Academy Awards viewing party, which raises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. That party takes place at the Pacific Design Center and West Hollywood Park on Sunday. John launched the party at the Maple restaurant in Beverly Hills in 1993. After several years of moving around in 2005 it settled in the PDC.
“We can’t think of a better partner than Elton John – his iconic stature spans generations and we’re excited for the opportunity to bring this incredible experience to his fans and our millions of viewers worldwide,” said AOL’s Maymann in a press release.
Tune in to AOL.com at 6 p.m. on Saturday to stream the concert live.
Not in West Hollywood this weekend? You can still watch Elton John perform Saturday on the Sunset Strip, thanks to a live stream from AOL BUILD and BBVA Compass.
The iconic singer will be performing as a thank you to the city for its support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and its annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, which will go down again during this Sunday's show.
"At AOL we are committed to the live experience and its ability to bring offline moments online for audiences in a unique and immersive way," said Jimmy Maymann, EVP and President, Content and Consumer Brands at AOL in a press release. "We can't think of a better partner than Elton John - his iconic stature spans generations and we're excited for the opportunity to bring this incredible experience to his fans and our millions of viewers worldwide."
Tune in to AOL.com at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday to stream the concert live, and stay tuned to Billboard.com for coverage of the event.
- Wehoville/ Billboard