Published Jul 02, 2020Elton John has revealed he will be launching a weekly archival concert series. Titled "Elton John: Classic Concert Series," the project promises to offer some of his "most monumental concerts," which will be arriving directly via his YouTube channel.
The first offering will arrive Friday (July 3) at 12 p.m. ET, when John will deliver "Live at Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh" from 1976. It will mark the first time the concert has ever been officially released.
The series will then premiere a new concert set every Saturday going forward, with each taking place at 12 p.m. ET for a total of six weeks. All proceeds from the project will go towards the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of COVID relief efforts.
In statement, John said the following:
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 marginalized communities. We cannot jeopardize 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.
Down below, you can watch a teaser for "Live at Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh."