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- 19 May 22
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: the Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made his Legend will give us new interviews and previously unseen concert footage documenting Elton John's incredible life.
A new documentary focusing on Elton John's early years and current ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour is reportedly in the works by Disney. Disney Original Documentary and Disney+ hope that Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: the Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made his Legend will be the definitive feature on the pop icon.
It will be directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler along with Elton's husband/filmmaker David Furnish.
A premiere date for the film has not yet been announced. We do know that it will be available exclusively on Disney+ following a festival run and limited theatrical release.
Focusing on the ongoing “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” the feature will capture Elton's last months on the road. This will culminate in what promises to be a historic send-off this November when the Rocket Man performs his final show at Dodger Stadium.
In addition, the film will cover the monumental first five years of his career. From 1970 to 1975, he released 10 iconic albums - seven of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
We'll also get to see previously unreleased concert footage from the last 50 years with exclusive new interviews and performance clips from Madison Square Garden, London and other performance venues. Plus - we'll get a more personal glimpse into the icon's life with access to hand-written journals and present-day footage of him and his family.
The film's co-director R.J. Cutler is an award-winning filmmaker with a prolific resume of documentaries including Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, BELUSHI, and The War Room.
Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company says, “There are no superlatives left to describe Elton John and his impact on music and culture — he’s simply unrivalled.
Like a good Disney story, Elton’s music has both universal appeal and the ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level. He has been part of the Disney family since 1994 when he helped make ‘The Lion King’ an instant classic, and we could not be more excited to collaborate with him on this new documentary.”
Read our 2021 interview with the Rocket Man here.
One of the greatest send-offs in rock-and-roll history. 🎵✨
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