iHeartRadio announces Elton John radio special

iHeartRadio will take America live to Dodger Stadium

iHeartMedia is inviting listeners nationwide to celebrate Elton John’s iconic career with iHeartRadio Presents Elton John’s Thank You to America: The Final Song, an hour-long special that will broadcast across more than 320 stations nationwide on Sunday, November 20th at 1 am ET/10 pm PT. The broadcast special will feature legendary moments from John’s remarkable career and include a live simulcast of Elton John’s final song and closing remarks during his last performance in North America at the Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, presented by Alliance for Lifetime Income at Dodger Stadium. Additionally, iHeartRadio AC, hot AC, CHR, classic rock and classic hits stations have exclusively announced that special guests Dua Lipa, Brandi Carlile and Kiki Dee will be joining Elton John at his final performance in America at Dodger Stadium.

To kick off the celebration, select iHeartRadio stations will air vignettes highlighting John’s iconic career leading up to the broadcast special. The broadcast special will take listeners through the timeline of Elton John’s legendary career featuring exclusive interviews throughout the years and recorded versions of his classics and historic live performances, showcasing his greatest achievements. The special will be culminated with a live simulcast of Elton John’s final song and closing remarks during his last performance in North America the Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, presented by Alliance for Lifetime Income at Dodger Stadium.

John will close out the final US dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour at Dodger Stadium on November 17, 19, and 20, 2022. Disney+ will broadcast an exclusive livestream of the November 20th show Elton John Live: Farewell From Dodger Stadium. Disney is also capturing the footage for the upcoming original documentary, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend.

Over the weekend, the Rocket Man is inviting fans to take part in a scavenger hunt at landmarks across the Los Angeles in an effort to participate in Elton’s historic love affair with Los Angeles. At each stop, fans can unlock access to a giveaway, offering them the chance to win an exclusive prize pack, including Elton John merchandise, copies of John’s best-selling Diamonds album, vinyl packages, and additional surprises. The Grand Prize winner will receive two tickets to see Elton John in concert at Dodger Stadium on November 19th.

The Webster, in partnership with Bravado, will be celebrating Elton’s final US shows with a pop-up in its newest location at the Beverly Center through November 25th. Housed in a sensorial installation by visual artist Sarah Coleman, the unique experience will offer a range of limited edition Elton John products commissioned by The Webster brands, including Marine Serre, Christopher Kane, 032C, and Bravado, plus prints from Iconic Prints and limited edition vinyl LPs.

Additionally, through January 15th, Elton John presents Elton John Eyewear at The Grove. Fifty years in the making, this very special shop will showcase the life and legacy of Sir Elton John as told through iconic eyewear. The shop will also feature special commemorative merchandise, vinyl, and a digital experience, including a newly announced Roblox activation.

 

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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