Next Up in the Elton John ‘Classic Concert Series’: A Sydney 1986 Gig with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Premiering on YouTube 7/11)

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Last week, Sir Elton John launched his new Classic Concert Series on YouTube with the first installment in his planned six-part series.

The Classic Concert Series will find the legendary singer/cultural icon diving into the vaults for vintage performances from throughout his career. Next up in the series is a flashback to 1986, and Elton’s 26-date Tour de Force tour of Australia, accompanied by the 88-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Here’s a preview of the show in the form of “Benny and the Jets”:

And a formal preview of the Sydney show:

The video replay of this performance will go up on Elton’s official YouTube channel Saturday, July 11 at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT.

Per a statement, the Classic Concert Series is also a fundraising opportunity supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund:

The Elton John: Classic Concert Series is running in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund to continue HIV prevention and care for the most vulnerable people around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 37 million people living with HIV around the world and we cannot lose the gains we’ve made to end the AIDS epidemic during this time. Please consider donating via the blue Donate button if you can. Thank you. To find out more, visit

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