By Ryan Berenz
Music network Fuse will air another installment of its excellent Fuse Presents concert series, this time with Fuse Presents: Elton John and Leon Russell Live From the Beacon Theatre on Oct. 19 at 8pm ET. The concert takes place on the same day as Elton John and Leon Russell release their joint album project, The Union. Full press release from Fuse below. For more info and features about the concert, visit fuse.tv.
ELTON JOHN AND LEON RUSSELL LIVE FROM THE BEACON THEATRE
Presented By Coca-Cola
Tuesday, October 19 at 8PM ET
Fuse To Broadcast Live Elton John and Leon Russell Concert Featuring Songs from Their Latest Collaborative Album, The Union
Elton John and Leon Russell will appear in concert together at the legendary Beacon Theatre in New York City to showcase their new studio album, The Union, on October 19th at 8pm ET. The much-anticipated performance will air live on Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network. The two legends will take the stage for Fuse Presents: Elton John and Leon Russell Live From the Beacon Theatre, which will be available to fans across the U.S. with limited commercial interruptions.
The show will feature songs from The Union, which hits stores the same day, as well as a selection of classics and hits from their individual careers. For this concert, Elton and Leon will be accompanied by musicians from The Union studio sessions, including Jay Bellerose on drums, Russ Paul on the pedal steel guitar, Marc Ribot on guitar, Jackson Smith on guitar, Keefus Ciancia on keyboards, Mike Compton on mandolin and Dennis Crouch on bass.
Recorded live in the studio, The Union was produced by T Bone Burnett and features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock. Icons Neil Young and Brian Wilson provide guest vocals on the 14-track record along with legendary R&B organist Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph and a 10-piece gospel choir. The Union will be released October 19th on Decca.
“Fuse feels privileged to be part of this legendary performance by Elton John and Leon Russell, celebrating the duo’s new album release,” said Mike Bair, president, MSG Media. “We are pleased that we can continue to bring once-in-a-lifetime experiences to music fans nationwide through our ‘Fuse Presents’ series. This is just another example of how we can provide our viewers with magical performances from our iconic venues showcasing a variety of influential artists.”