Sir Elton John brought a very special guest on stage during the Hove, UK stop on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. Elton John invited Rocketman star Taron Egerton to join him in singing “Your Song,” marking the first time Elton’s brought a special surprise guest on stage for a duet during the farewell tour.
The Hove concert was the 95th show of the music icon’s goodbye tour which kicked off in September 2018.
Egerton stars in the musical epic Rocketman based on the incredible life and career of Sir Elton John. The critically acclaimed film was released by Paramount Pictures and opened on May 31, 2019. It currently sits at 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, including an ‘A’ from Showbiz Junkies.
In addition to Taron Egerton (the Kingsman films), the cast includes Jamie Bell is Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin; Richard Madden plays Elton’s first manager, John Reid; and Bryce Dallas Howard is Elton’s mother, Sheila Farebrother. Matthew Vaughn, David Furnish, Adam Bohling, and David Reid served as producers, and Sir Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw, Michael Gracey, Claudia Schiffer, and Brian Oliver executive produced.
The behind the scenes team includes director of photography George Richmond, editor Chris Dickens, production designers Peter Francis and Marcus Rowland, set decorators Kimberley Fahey and Judy Farr, and costume designer Julian Day.
“Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.”