Elton John's Concert To Debut in Vegas, Cinemas Nationwide
By Daniel Reynolds
Elton John’s acclaimed 2011 show, “Million Dollar Piano,” is returning to The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this month — and tomorrow, fans from all over the country can become part of the audience.
The 66-year-old musician and the eponymous 3,200-pound Yamaha piano, which dazzled attendees with its 68 LED screens that responds visually to John’s music, can be viewed live in movie theaters nationwide on two nights: March 18 and 26. Tickets and screening locations are available at FathomEvents.com.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of John’s classic album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which includes hits like “Candle in the Wind” and “Bennie and the Jets.” (A "super deluxe box set" of the album, which includes concert footage of John and covers by Ed Sheeran, John Grant, and Hunter Hayes, also comes out March 25.) The piano itself is visual feat worth seeing — John reportedly cried when he first saw it.
"I look at it as a piece of art; I'm playing something that will go in the Smithsonian," he said in a statement. "This idea of a piano with LED screens... it becomes cinema."
Visitors to Las Vegas can attend performances of “Million Dollar Piano” at The Colosseum until the end of the April, but the live cinematic shows will only be broadcast in select theaters March 18 and 26. Watch the show’s trailer, which includes a performance from the gay British star, below.