Elton John’s The Million Dollar Piano Las Vegas concert coming to cinema screens

PUBLISHED: 13:23 23 February 2014 | UPDATED: 13:24 23 February 2014

Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]

Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]

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Elton John’s spectacular The Million Dollar Piano concert will be screened in Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City next month.

"I don’t think there could be a better looking show than this in Vegas or in any venue anywhere."

Elton John

The legendary performer’s Las Vegas show can be seen on the big screen at the Odeon Hatfield on Saturday, March 22.

For one night only, CinemaLive, in association with Rocket Music Entertainment Group, Yamaha Entertainment Group of America and Universal Music, will release one of the world’s most sensational concerts from the world-renowned singer, songwriter and performer.

The concert will be shown in more than 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland, including the Odeon at the Galleria, and Cineworld Stevenage, on March 22.

It can also be seen at the digital screen at the Garden City Cinema, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, the following weekend, on Sunday, March 30.

Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]

Elton famously played live at Hatfield House in the summer of 2011 and his critically-acclaimed new concert was recorded at The Colosseum, in Las Vegas.

He said: “I’ve had the best time [in Las Vegas] because I always thought of it as a challenge and wanted to put on the best show.

“I don’t think there could be a better looking show than this in Vegas or in any venue anywhere.”

Elton’s residency at Caesars Palace was never going to be a restrained, low-key affair.

Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]

The Million Dollar Piano is being performed to standing ovations and features all of Elton’s greatest hits from throughout his career, including Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, I’m Still Standing, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Crocodile Rock and Your Song.

At the centrepiece of the performance is the show’s namesake piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha.

Nearly four years in the making, the state-of-the-art piano is the perfect accompaniment to Elton’s greatest hits, displaying fantastical imagery to complement the entertainer’s fan favourites.

Creating a whimsical, one-of-a-kind entertainment experience, the piano weighs in at nearly 3,200lbs.

Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano concert [Picture: Carl Studna]

Completing the incredible spectacle is the show’s impressive and elaborate baroque style stage set, masterminded by the show’s design team, the late Mark Fisher and Patrick Woodroffe.

Fisher is best known for his design of Pink Floyd’s The Wall and his work designing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Woodroffe conceived and designed the impressive lights display that perfectly augments the set and piano.

Elton John is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time. He has sold more than 250 million records worldwide and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle in the Wind ’97, which sold 37 million copies.

Since his career began in 1969, he has played more than 3,000 concerts worldwide.

And two days after the first screening of The Million Dollar Piano, on March 24, seminal album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will be reissued on CD, vinyl, limited-edition yellow vinyl, and in a box set featuring a recording of Live At Hammersmith 1973.

* For a full list of cinemas where The Million Dollar Piano screenings will take place on Saturday, March 22, with links to buy tickets, visit www.cinemalive.com

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