Sir Elton John to release free virtual concerts via Youtube

music news 03/07/2020

Sir Elton John is launching a fundraiser with the help of old footage of his concerts.

A set of shows between 1976 and 2001 will play on his online channel, with funds going towards the COVID-19 Fund for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Sir Elton said: "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 marginalised 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."

"So, I’m really happy to connect this YouTube Concert series to benefit our Foundation’s urgent COVID response."