Elton John will livestream his final US concert tour date in a big way.
Through multiple outlets — including Deadline and rolling stone – Sir Elton’s final date of his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles will stream exclusively via Disney+. The news was announced during Disney’s D23 Expo.
This livestream is the latest from John’s partnership with Disney+. In May, it was announced that the streaming release had secured the rights to the documentary package Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John’s Last Performances and the Years That Made His Legend. The documentary is directed by Oscar nominee RJ Cutler and Sir Elton’s longtime partner/husband David Furnish and sold for $30 million.
Of course, this isn’t Disney+’s first foray into shining a light on musical legends. The streaming service caused a stir last year with The Beatles: Come Backa three-part docuseries on the creation of So be it which featured the unabridged version of the iconic rooftop concert. The docuseries recently won five Emmy Awards.
In a statement on the documentary, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek said: “There are no more superlatives to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture – he is simply second to none. “
Chapek added, “Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level.”
Furnish would add in his own statement, “Elton and I couldn’t think of a better collaborator than RJ Cutler for a film that represents more than Elton’s career – it’s his life.”
Furnish added: “From Troubadour to Dodger Stadium, we knew RJ would help guide the story of Elton and its many layers in an authentic and evocative way. We are delighted to work together.
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