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Saluting Captain Fantastic

Elton John concert special set to air on CBS


The bitch is back on TV next month.

"Elton John: I'm Still Standing—A Grammy Salute" will air April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. The two-hour concert special was recorded in January at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, two nights after the annual Grammy Awards ceremony at MSG.

John, who turns 71 on March 25, will play "Bennie and the Jets" and "Philadelphia Freedom." He will also be accompanied onstage by a parade of special guests performing some of his greatest hits, including Lady Gaga ("Your Song"), John Legend ("Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"), Ed Sheeran ("Candle in the Wind") and Sam Smith ("Daniel").

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been nominated for nearly three dozen Grammys—including Best New Artist in 1971—in a career that dates back almost 50 years. The five-time winner also received the 1999 Grammy Legend Award.

In January, John announced he plans to retire from performing—after one last lap around the world. "Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour" kicks off September 8 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the first of 85 shows in the U.S. and Canada through March 2019. He will then head to Europe, Asia and South America, performing more than 300 shows in all before taking his final bow in 2021.