Elton John and Rocketman actor Taron Egerton will perform together on October 17th at L.A.'s Greek Theatre. The Hollywood Reporter posted that the pair will take part in an event featuring "the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra playing live-to-picture all the songs from the Rocketman film — scored by Matthew Margeson — under the direction of principal conductor John Beal. The film's music producer Giles Martin will produce the music for the performance."
Presumably, Elton and Egerton will take the stage following the film. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (September 6th). Back on June 9th, Elton was joined by Taron Egerton during his open air concert in Hove, England to perform Elton's 1970 breakthrough hit, "Your Song."
Elton John said in a statement, "I’m thrilled to debut Rocketman: Live in Concert. I can think of no better city than Los Angeles to bring the magic of this movie to life and perform live with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. I can’t wait for the audience to experience the film in a new and profound way."
During a chat with Good Morning America, Elton explained that Rocketman is essentially the story of a miserable man who is lucky enough to come out the other side happy and fully realized: ["The story is about someone who is deeply troubled by their success and their personal life. The story's about redemption, and asking for help, realizing that your behavior is so asinine, and so stupid that you have become ashamed of yourself. I didn't want to live the rest of my life like that. And I wanted to become a good person — the person I never knew; I had to go back in time and do a lot of work on myself, and it's all been worth it."] SOUNDCUE (:25 OC: . . . been worth it)
Elton John performs on Friday night (September 6th) in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena.