VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS' ELTON JOHN IN CONCERT, Airing Tonight
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 tonight, 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)"
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. He has achieved 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, has sold more than 250 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Over the five decades since his career began in 1969, John has played more than 3,000 concerts worldwide.
John is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles. He has had 56 Top 40 singles in the United States, a total second only to Elvis Presley. He achieved seven #1 albums in the three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975 -- a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles.
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