The 'Grammy Salute' will take place next month
A Grammy-organised tribute concert to the pop legend Elton John is set to take place in January at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute will take place two days after the Grammy award ceremony, on January 30th.
Speaking to Billboard, AEG Ehrlich Ventures executive producer Ken Ehrlich said: “Elton’s songs are such classics.”
“They’re beautifully written, lyrically and melodically,” he added.
Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy said: “”Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades.”
I’m Still Standing follows similar Grammy tribute concerts for the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and the Bee Gees.
Elton John has won five Grammys so far, and been nominated for countless others.
One of his wins was for his work on The Lion King, which he is reportedly collaborating with Beyonce to revamp ahead of the scheduled live action movie.
Earlier this month, Elton John was joined by Noel Gallagher on his Beats 1 show to discuss the former Oasis guitarist’s latest album, ‘Who Built The Moon?’
“I can hear certain things on this album that you probably wouldn’t. I can hear a bit of T-Rex. There’s a bit of Steve Miller I can hear. I can hear Beatles things obviously. But it’s all things that I love,” the host said.