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UPDATE 2: Lady Gaga Joins Elton John at today’s Tower Records Concert

Fri, Feb 26, 2016   By Staff    18 Comments

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UPDATE NO. 2: Lady Gaga has announced that she will join Elton John in performing at the former Tower Records parking lot on Sunset Boulevard at noon today. The event is free, and likely to be crowded.

“Get your asses to Sunset Blvd Tower Records! 12pm PT Elton John ft Me! Live on the streets of LA!” Lady Gaga tweeted at around 11 a.m.today.

UPDATE: It has been officially confirmed that Elton John’s free concert at the former Tower Records lot at 8801 Sunset Blvd. will take place at noon today.

The whispers have been unending. But now it’s official, Elton John will be performing tomorrow in a free concert on the Sunset Strip.

Elton John, Elton John AIDS Foundation

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That’s per an announcement by Jimmy Maymann, executive vice president and president for content and consumer brands at AOL. AOL will live stream the performance through its AOL Build and BBVA Compass.

What won’t be announced until tomorrow morning is the location of the free outdoor performance. (Don’t tell anyone you read it here on WEHOville, but Elton John will be singing in the parking lot of the old Tower Records building at 8801 Sunset Blvd., now home to a Gibson Guitar store.) What we don’t know yet is when the free performance will begin. But you can follow Elton John on Twitter (@eltonofficial) to find out.

Billboard.com reported today that Elton John would be performing, saying it was his way of saying thanks to West Hollywood for accommodating his annual Academy Awards viewing party, which raises funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. That party takes place at the Pacific Design Center and West Hollywood Park on Sunday. John launched the party at the Maple restaurant in Beverly Hills in 1993. After several years of moving around in 2005 it settled in the PDC.

“We can’t think of a better partner than Elton John – his iconic stature spans generations and we’re excited for the opportunity to bring this incredible experience to his fans and our millions of viewers worldwide,” said AOL’s Maymann in a press release.

Tune in to AOL.com at 3 p.m. PDT on Saturday to stream the concert live.

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18 Comments

  1. luca dSun, Feb 28, 2016 at 10:26 am

    aol ? …jeez, anyone look at a calendar?

  2. robertSun, Feb 28, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Coming from the generation that bought and listened to Elton John’s albums, I much prefer him over Janet Jackson. Elton John has done more for the fight against AIDS and gay discrimination. Janet has done virtually nothing for us except continue Michael Jacksons legacy. If Michael hadn’t died, his spotlight would not be there for Jacket to jump into. I agree she can dance well, but it has always been known that she pre-records her concerts. I give her credit for taking over his dance moves when Michael left us (on my birthday June 25) but I give here a sub zero rating for cheating on signing

    Thank you Elton for all you do for us and for giving a free concert. Not too many performers would do that.

  3. Chris SangerSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Sir Elton of course was a long time WeHo resident (lived at the Sierra Towers until 2012)

  4. InsiderSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    The fact the city kept this concert secret for two months and it didn’t get leaked to the press before is amazing.

  5. MartinSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Janet Jackson can do her live shows with Milly Vanilly.

  6. melrosevillageSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    And, when Channel 7 news reported on this last evening, they said “as reported in WEHOville. Congrats to Hank Scott.
    And also Congratulations to the City of West Hollywood. Where else would Elton John give a free concert to thank a City. Only in West Hollywood.

  7. HollywoodGuySat, Feb 27, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    No… most professional pop stars do NOT lip sync live performances, only hacks do.

  8. Tom SmartSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I tried to post a link to a video where Elton was interviewed by Sharon Osbourne and thanked West Hollywood but it wasn’t approved. Google it.

  9. melrosevillageSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 11:23 am

    According to aol.com, live streaming starts at 12 noon PST (3 pm EST).

  10. PattiSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

    i AM A MUSIC FAN FIRST AND FOREMOST. I AM ALSO A BIG EJ AND JJ FAN. NOT TO SUGAR COAT ANYTHING, AND JANET IS A PHENOMENAL PERFORMER, I GO TO HEAR MY FAVORITE SONGS, NOT TO WATCH DANCING. IF ELTON’S PIANO FINGERS WERE HIS LEGS, HE WOULD OUT DANCE ANYONE!

  11. JohnSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:38 am

    bitter dear?

  12. Chris SangerSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

    I stand with Elton John. If you lip sync, don’t bother.

  13. stvrsnbrgrSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 7:53 am

    🔼Try decaf.

  14. Jonathan SimmonsSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 4:19 am

    I know we all love the Icon that is Elton John. HOWEVER …. for no rational reason …. BLASTED JANET JACKSON …. because she lip syncs at her live shows and Elton IS ALWAYS live singing (sitting at the piano – after dissing our Janet, I;d like to see him sing live while putting on a DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA and be able to breath, let alone Sing.
    (SOURCE: WENDY WILLIAMS ON FRI – a log story she made of it).

    I say “Poo-Poo{” to ELTON JOHN – for a day or two for attacking our BELOVED JANET JACKSON.

    Join in the less than 24 hr anger and boycott I will have for Elton. What skin of his rich, god gifted musical talent musical gifts is damaged if Janet Jackson (and most big pop artists lip sync in live shows).

    BUT to publicly say a single bad word about JANET is a sin against the entire Rhythm Nation she created.

    I won’t get over this and my boycott until I wake up tomorrow morning.

  15. Walter DelmarSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Rumored appearance by lady Gaga 😄

  16. JohnSat, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:10 am

    How do you not know what time he will perform when it’s streaming live at 6pm?

  17. Dominic FriesenFri, Feb 26, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Then AOL is not streaming it live at 6pm….

  18. SocalgeckoFri, Feb 26, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    It starts at 12pm and goes until 1. Sunset will be closed to traffic starting around 9am.

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