Elton John was the cause of a little traffic congestion in Hollywood yesterday afternoon with a short pop up show on Sunset Boulevard.
Held outside the old Tower Records building, Elton played an hour long twelve song set that included four songs from his brand new album Wonderful Crazy Night and a duet with guest Lady Gaga on Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me.
According to Elton, the show was a thank you to the City of West Hollywood for their support over the years of his annual Academy Awards Viewing Party which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation. "The City of West Hollywood has welcomed the Elton John AIDS Foundation and our annual Academy Awards Viewing Party with open arms for many years, providing us with the perfect environment to host a really fun and special evening. We are profoundly grateful for their generous support, so I wanted to do something special just for them by giving our West Hollywood fans and supporters a surprise concert. Thank you, West Hollywood!"
The set list:
- The Bitch Is Back (from Caribou, 1974)
- Bennie and the Jets (from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)
- Looking Up (from Wonderful Crazy Night, 2015)
- Blue Wonderful (from Wonderful Crazy Night, 2015)
- Levon (from Madman Across the Water, 1971)
- Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time) (from Honky Chateau, 1972)
- Your Song (from Elton John, 1970)
- Tiny Dancer (from Madman Across the Water, 1971)
- A Good Heart (from Wonderful Crazy Night, 2015)
- Wonderful Crazy Night (from Wonderful Crazy Night, 2015)
- Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (with Lady Gaga) (from Caribou, 1974)
- Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1973)