The shows start tomorrow, and donations will go towards HIV prevention and care.

Morgan Noll
Jul 02, 2020 @ 11:02 am
elton john free concert for coronavirus relief
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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, Elton John is making sure the music doesn't stop. On Tuesday, to provide a bit of cheer in hard times and some financial support for important causes, the singer announced that he's launching a new concert series. Like many musicians in quarantine, John has participated in his share of at-home concerts in recent months, but this series is a bit different. The "Elton John: Classic Concert Series" will be a blast from the past, featuring full footage from some of John's most iconic performances over the years.

A new episode of the series is set to release every Saturday for the next six weeks.

The first edition will come early, this Friday, July 3rd, showing footage of John's famous 1976 concert at the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The singer played a solo show to a 3,000-person audience, and the setlist included hits like "Rocket Man," "Your Song," and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." During the stream, there will be a "Donate" button viewers can click to help raise money toward the Elton John AIDS Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

In a statement, John emphasized how important it is to continue providing HIV prevention and care, especially now.

Watch the first episode of the concert series by visiting John's YouTube channel on Friday, July 3rd at 12 p.m. Eastern right here.

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