DISNEY+’s “ELTON JOHN LIVE: FAREWELL FROM DODGER STADIUM” TO FEATURE MUSICAL POWERHOUSES DUA LIPA, KIKI DEE, AND BRANDI CARLILE IN HIS FINAL NORTH AMERICAN PERFORMANCE
TRAILER FOR THE EPIC THREE-HOUR CONCERT EVENT REVEALED
Trailer Here: Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium | Official Trailer | Disney+
From Emmy AwardⓇ-Winning Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment,
Original Concert Event Will Be Livestreamed Exclusively on Disney+ on
November 20, at 11 PM ET / 8 PM PT
Historical Music Moment Captured in Disney+’s Livestream Concert and
‘iHeartRadio Presents Elton John’s Thank You to America: The Final Song’ on
Sunday, November 20
NOVEMBER 14 2022 (TORONTO, ON) - Disney+ today announced that GRAMMY® -winning artists Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee, and Brandi Carlile will join musical icon Elton John on stage during his final North American performance at Dodger Stadium, paying tribute to him and his legendary career. “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium'' will exclusively be live-streamed on Sunday, November 20, at 11 PM ET / 8 PM PT on Disney+. The concert will begin with “Countdown to Elton Live,” featuring famous friends from around the globe wishing him well, interviews with Elton John and David Furnish, and more excitement from Dodger Stadium! Today, Disney+ also revealed the trailer to commemorate the upcoming historic three-hour live stream, from Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment. “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” will showcase Elton John as audiences have never seen him before, honoring the icon and the seminal moment in 1975 that cemented his global success.
Having collaborated with many chart-topping artists throughout the decades, Elton John made headlines around the globe in 2021. He returned to the recorded music charts when he teamed up with Dua Lipa on their recent smash hit "Cold Heart (PNAU REMIX)", which hit #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #1 on its Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and #1 on the UK singles chart upon its release. The song has been streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify worldwide and most recently won Top Dance/Electronic Song at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. "Cold Heart (PNAU REMIX)", is a combination of Elton John’s most iconic tracks, including Sacrifice and Rocket Man.
Kiki Dee and Elton John made waves nearly 50 years ago with their number-one song "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart", which marked his third stand-alone single after "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and Philadelphia Freedom".
Brandi Carlile has been a fan of the international legend since she was 11 years old and hosted his 30th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. The two have formed a life-long friendship and in 2021 released "Simple Things", which was part of Elton John’s "The Lockdown Sessions" album.
To amplify the excitement, the hourlong special “iHeartRadio Presents Elton John’s Thank you to America: The Final Song,” will broadcast across over 320 stations nationwide on Sunday, November 20 at 10 PM PT / 1 AM ET. The special will feature legendary moments from Elton John’s career and include a live simulcast of Elton John’s final song and closing remarks during his last performance in North America at Dodger Stadium.
As part of Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, presented by Alliance for Lifetime Income, “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” will spotlight the music icon as 50,000+ fans in person and countless admirers worldwide virtually cheer him on. The experience features special guests and performances of unparalleled global hits spanning decades, in one of the greatest send-offs in music history. The concert will be the culmination of his Disney Original Documentary, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years that Made His Legend."
From Disney Branded Television, “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” is produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment. Fulwell 73 Productions has executed and captured some of the biggest moments in music history, including Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Party, “Adele: One Night Only,” “Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at The Apollo,”
“GRAMMYS®,” and many more. Executive producers for Fulwell 73 Productions are Gabe Turner, Ben Winston, Emma Conway, and Sally Wood, who also serves as showrunner. For Rocket Entertainment, Elton John, David Furnish, and Luke Lloyd Davies are executive producers. RJ Cutler is the executive producer. For Disney Branded Television, Marc Buhaj is vice president, of unscripted and nonfiction, and Nicole Silveira is vice president, unscripted.
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About Disney Branded Television:
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers, and production and marketing, teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies, and other programming spanning live-action, animated and unscripted formats. The group helps fuel the Disney+ streaming platform and Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior linear networks with content geared toward kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, aspirational, and reflective of their world and experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “Monsters at Work,” “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” “Growing Up,” and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,” as well as upcoming “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium.” Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy® Award winners “Big City Greens,” “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts, and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts plus the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, comprised of more than 100 titles.
About Fulwell 73 Productions:
Fulwell 73 Productions is a London- and Los Angeles-based production company making top-quality television programs and motion pictures that both entertain and inform. Born in 2005 from a lifelong friendship between founding partners Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner and Gabe Turner, Fulwell 73 expanded in 2017 with the addition of partner James Corden.
On the television side, Fulwell 73 produces the AppleTV+ multi-Emmy Award-winning “Carpool Karaoke The Series,” Emmy and Critics Choice Award-winning “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and the hit Hulu series “The Kardashians.” They also produced the Emmy Award-winning CBS special “Adele: One Night Only” and BAFTA-nominated “An Audience with Adele,” for ITV, the Disney+ space series “Among the Stars” and Netflix unscripted series “Sex Unzipped,” hosted by Saweetie. For the second consecutive year Fulwell 73 produced the GRAMMY Awards, the biggest musical celebration on television, and is credited with revitalizing the awards program.
Additional television credits include Amazon documentary “All or Nothing Juventus,” Netflix documentary “Sunderland ‘til I Die,” BBC’s “Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation” and BAFTA winning feature doc “Bros: After the Screaming Stops,” Channel 4’s “Auschwitz Untold: In Colour,” the hit “Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special” for BBC One and the UK’s “Stand Up to Cancer” special, which raised more than 31 million pounds.
Film credits include Amazon’s retelling of “Cinderella,” starring Camila Cabello, which debuted as the number one streaming film on its opening weekend, and upcoming “Real Pigeons Fight Crime” for Nickelodeon. Additional film credits include Lionsgate’s critically acclaimed “In the Hands of God,” Universal Pictures’ football documentary “The Class of 92,” Sony Pictures’ box office hit “One Direction 3D: This is Us,” and Universal Pictures’ Usain Bolt documentary “I Am Bolt.” www.fulwell73.com.