With cabin fever well and truly set in and no sign of any comeback for summer festivals, we sure do need something to look forward to. But thankfully, there is some light at the end of the tunnel…And who knew the English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer Sir Elton Hercules John would be that very light?
The 73-year-old veteran rocker announced on his Instagram yesterday he would be starting a six-week-long concert series on Youtube.
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Kickstart your weekend with my Classic Concert Series! For the next 6 weeks, starting this Friday, July 3, a different concert from the archive will be streaming on @YouTube, beginning with my show at the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh in 1976. The concert series will raise funds to benefit @ejaf’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which helps frontline partners prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalized communities. We cannot jeopardise HIV testing and care during this time or else the results could be disastrous for the 37.5 million people living with HIV. The first concert goes live at 9am (LA) / 12pm (NY) / 5pm (LDN) and is only available for 72 hours, so make sure to tune in! Swipe right to watch the trailer 🚀
The Elton John Classic Concert Series will begin this evening at 5 PM with a live showing from his Edinburgh concert in 1976. The series is scheduled to continue every Friday for the next six weeks. However, each video will only last on the site for 72 hours so make sure to tune in on-time!
The singer who has dedicated the series to support the AIDS Foundation and its Covid-19 Emergency Fund said:
“We cannot jeopardise HIV testing and care during this time or else the results could be disastrous.”
Elton said: “My Foundation’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund helps frontline partners prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalised communities.
“We cannot jeopardise HIV testing and care during this time or else the results could be disastrous for the 37.5 million people living with HIV.
So, I’m really happy to connect this YouTube Concert series to benefit our Foundation’s urgent Covid response.”
While we may have to wait a little bit longer until we can get back out enjoying the live concerts, we can keep the music scene alive and well in the company of Mr Elton John from the comforts of our own homes! How about it?! 😎😎