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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
New York, NY–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.”
The Coca-Cola Company, a signature partner of Madison Square Garden, is the presenting sponsor of the “Fuse Presents” concert series. The unique relationship between Fuse and Coca-Cola offers fans distinct multi-platform access to Elton John and Leon Russell in anticipation of their collaborative album. Fuse offers a unique experience to artists – with access to legendary venues, national television exposure, and marketing power to garner attention from an expansive network of music lovers. Elton and Leon will join artists including Maroon 5, Drake, JAY-Z, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West and Fall Out Boy who have all taken the stage for the “Fuse Presents” series.
For more information on programming surrounding the show, go to http://www.fuse.tv/theunion.
Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives. MSG Media is a division of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Additional information about Fuse can be found at http://www.fuse.tv.
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For Elton John
Fran Curtis, 212-445-8423
For Leon Russell
Maureen O’Connor, 310-854-8116
Lauren Melone, 212-324-3401