I’m Still Standing- A Grammy Salute Is the tribute concert to the pop legend Elton John is set to take place in January at New York’s Madison Square Garden. (watch 2014 full concert below)
A star-studded tribute to Elton John is taking place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on January 30, just two days after the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban, a list of stars who hold 30 Grammy Awards between them, will take the stage to perform a selection of songs from Elton’s highly acclaimed discography, for which he himself has earned 5 Grammy Awards. More artists are to be announced in the coming weeks.
Elton and his band will also be performing hits from his catalogue.
.The special will tape at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden on January 30, two days after the big Grammys ceremony, and will later on in the year. “Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades,” Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement.
“His creativity, dynamic presence, and melodic virtuosity have positioned him as a cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is pleased to honor his immeasurable contributions to the music community.”
Since his first tour in 1970, John, born Reginald Dwight in England in 1947, has gone on to be one of pop music’s most legendary and charismatic performers, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums. In addition to his five Grammys, he is also an Oscar and Tony recipient.
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,” Elton decleared.