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Elton John to perform at White House this week

As the British superstar continues his marathon global farewell tour, Elton John will perform at the White House this week to commemorate his record-breaking career.

The White House announced that President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host the “Rocket Man” singer on the South Lawn on Friday for “A Night When Hope and History Rhyme.”

The evening, according to the administration, will honour the “unifying and healing power of music, commend the life and work of Sir Elton John, and honour the everyday history-makers in the audience.”

According to the White House, both Bidens will speak at the event.
The gig — which follows a performance last week by James Taylor — is part of a return of public events at the White House following the easing of Covid-19 curbs.

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It comes after Biden sparked outrage last week when he declared the pandemic to be over. Guests will be required to get tested before attending, according to US media.

In Billboard’s 2019 list of the “Greatest Artists of All Time,” John, 75, was ranked as the top solo artist in US chart history, and third overall behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

His “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in September 2018 and will include over 300 shows around the world before concluding in Sweden in July 2019.

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