Elton John digs into the archives to launch weekly concert series

Elton John
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Ready for a weekly dose of Elton John?

The legendary singer is launching the Elton John: Classic Concert Series - a weekly series which will be made up of archival concert footage. 

The first episode kicks off on Friday 3 July with Elton's 1976 performance at Edinburgh Playhouse. The concert will be available in its entirety on a digital platform for the first time.

Thereafter, the concert series will air weekly, every Saturday, for six weeks. 

Funds raised will help the Elton John AIDS Foundation in their support of Covid-19 relief efforts.

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Speaking about his foundation and how this series will assist, Elton said: "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 marginalised communities."

He added: "We cannot jeopardise 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."

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee