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Elton John is going out with a bang and live streaming his final concert in the United States.

The show is on Sunday, November 20 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The livestream is aptly titled Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium and begins streaming at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT exclusively on Disney+. A trailer for the event can be viewed below.

 

This livestream is part of a larger partnership John has with Disney+. In May, it was announced the streaming outlet secured the rights for the documentary package Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend. The documentary is being helmed by Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler and Sir Elton’s longtime partner/husband David Furnish and sold for a reported $30 million.

Of course, this isn’t Disney+’s first foray into highlighting musical legends. The streaming service made a massive splash last year with The Beatles: Get Back, a three-part docuseries about the making of Let It Be that featured the full-length version of the iconic rooftop concert. The docuseries recently won five Emmy Awards.

In a statement on the documentary, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek said, “There are no superlatives left to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture — he’s simply unrivaled.”

Chapek added, “Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level.”

Furnish would add in his own statement, “Elton and I could not think of a better collaborator than R.J. Cutler for a film that represents more than just Elton’s career — it’s his life.”

Furnish added, “From the Troubadour to Dodger Stadium, we knew that R.J. would help guide Elton’s story and its many layers in a way that feels authentic and evocative. We’re ecstatic to be working together.”

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.