On a truly a special evening with The Rocketman himself, Sir Elton John reveled in his new autobiography, “Me". The event took place at the intimate iHeart Theater in Burbank, CA, holding no more than 450 people. In fact, the entire week of Oct. 14 was Elton week in Los Angeles. Starting by taking over Jimmy Kimmel, Elton then stopping at Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Me for a few lucky fans. Elton's next stop was the iHeart Theater for the iHeart Radio Icons on Oct. 23. He finished his week in Los Angeles on Oct. 24 at The Greek Theatre for Rocketman Live in Concert.
Elton, dressed head to toe in Gucci, as always, took the stage at the iHeart Theater with Jim Kerr and a piano on stage. He played snippets from his vast amount of hits including “Bennie and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” and “Take Me to the Pilot.” Having seen him over 10 times this past tour, he continues to sound better and better with each show. Hearing him play solo with no band brought tears to my eyes, and his charisma put me in awe.
Sir Elton exclaimed to fans that his autobiography is nothing but the truth. He told the audience that luck and fate played a huge part in his success. He continued with stories of being on the SS France, where he wrote his album Captain Fantastic. He had to memorize the music while on the boat. There were no tape recorders back then. The record became imprinted in his mind. He then went on to tell tales about him and John Lennon. Elton laughed as he told the audience that Lennon was one of the naughtiest people he had ever met.
Elton concluded his show by telling the audience we are all human and we all make mistakes big and small. That’s how we learn in life. It was a once in a lifetime event with The Rocketman at the iHeart Theatre.