Elton John is raising money for COVID with weekly concert livestreams [watch]

Elton John is raising money for COVID with weekly concert livestreams [watch]

Elton John is raising money for COVID with weekly concert livestreams [watch]

Elton John is helping raise money for COVID-19 relief with some classic concerts. Elton launched the “Elton John: Classic Concert Series” on YouTube, a weekly archival concert series.

The series kicked off last Friday at noon with “Live at Playhouse Theater, Edinburgh,” which was recorded in September 1976. Now, a new two-hour concert will premiere every Saturday at noon for six weeks.  The series will help raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of COVID relief efforts.

“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 marginalized communities,’ Sir Elton shares. ‘We cannot jeopardize 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.” Watch the first concert videos here.

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Kickstart your weekend with my Classic Concert Series! For the next 6 weeks, starting this Friday, July 3, a different concert from the archive will be streaming on @YouTube, beginning with my show at the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh in 1976. The concert series will raise funds to benefit @ejaf’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which helps frontline partners prepare for and respond to the pandemic and its effects on HIV prevention and care for the most marginalized communities. 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. The first concert goes live at 9am (LA) / 12pm (NY) / 5pm (LDN) and is only available for 72 hours, so make sure to tune in! Swipe right to watch the trailer 🚀

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