Rocketman - Live in Concert is coming to the big screen, with news that Sir elton john’s hugely successful biopic will be accompanied by a live orchestra as it travels around several leading UK locations this year. Music and Film fans in Birmingham, Brighton, London and Glasgow – before the grand finale in Edinburgh – will have the opportunity to attend what is expected to be an amazing sensory experience.

The film’s popular soundtrack – comprised of many of the legendary performer’s major hits such as “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer” – will be performed in sync with the film action by a full orchestra, with the movie itself being projected on to a large ultra-HD screen at the special screenings.

Tickets for the events have gone on sale earlier this week, as the concerts kick off at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on 5th June and conclude thirteen days later at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

Golden Globe Award winner stars

Featuring Golden Globe Award winner Taron Egerton (who also starred in “Eddie the Eagle”) and Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot”), “Rocketman” has already proven to be a massive commercial success at the box office. Under the able direction of Dexter Fletcher, the film has allowed followers to take a peek into the life and times of Reg Dwight who ultimately became the performer Elton John.

Oscar for Sir Elton

Critical acclaim has followed, with not only Egerton being rewarded at the Golden Globes for his well-observed portrayal of the flamboyant entertainer, but Elton himself in harness with his long-term musical collaborator Bernie Taupin picked up an Oscar recently. After previously winning an Oscar back in 1995 with the unforgettable “Circle Of Life” (from “The Lion King”), he repeated the feat this year thanks to the original song from “Rocketman” entitled “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”.

Furnish took to Instagram after Oscar success

Sir Elton shares his life these days with his husband, the Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, who was also the producer for the film. He recently expressed their joint delight at the Oscar achievement through his Instagram account, as the news began to sink in, stating that he was “just starting to come back down to earth after @eltonjohn and @bernietaupinofficial won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Further honours to come

There will be further reason for delight in Sir Elton’s household soon, after news that the double Oscar winner and Furnish are expected to be honoured at the upcoming LGBT Awards for their ongoing support for HIV / AIDS causes. Elton himself has worked tirelessly in support of the causes since the late 1980s, launching the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992, which is believed to have raised around £300 million since its inception.

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