Photo: Heinrich Klaffs

Elton John Documentary On Tap From Disney+

Following the success of his blockbuster biopic, the official Elton John documentary, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend is slated for official release.

Focused on John’s farewell tour along with the monumental 1970 to 1975 period when the artist released 10 albums and scored some of his biggest hits, the film will be co-directed by R.J. Cutler and filmmaker/John’s husband, David Furnish.

While the exact release date for Goodbye Yellow Brick Road has yet to be announced, the film is expected to get a limited theatrical release, followed by exclusive availability on Disney+ and will include previously unseen concert footage from the past 50 years, as well as John’s handwritten journals and present-day footage of the musician and his family. 

According to Cutler “What a thrill and an honor it is that David Furnish and I get to create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists.” “As it has for so many others, Elton John’s music has had deep meaning for me for decades, and this opportunity is nothing short of a career highlight and privilege.”

Furnish added, “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. 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.”

Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour travels throughout Europe and the U.K. during most of the summer, before his final North American leg starts in July, wrapping up with three nights at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Nov. 17 through 20. John has additional dates around the world scheduled through 2023. 

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Heinrich Klaffs