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Elton John’s Jan. 25 California concert to air simultaneously globally


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Malin Akerman, David Furnish, Caroline Scheufele, Sir Elton John and Christina Hendricks at the grand opening of Chopard in Wynn Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

Chopard Grand Opening With Sir Elton John

David Furnish, Caroline Scheufele and Sir Elton John at the grand opening of Chopard in Wynn Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Launch slideshow »

It will be one of the most unique and exciting concerts of Sir Elton John’s career when the Caesars Palace headliner literally plays an almost in-person concert in numerous countries Jan. 25.

The “Rocket Man” will celebrate Yamaha’s 125th anniversary in the Disneyland Theater in Anaheim, Calif., but his music with a 70-piece orchestra will play simultaneously in concert venues around the globe as if he was actually there.

His performance on the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano will be streamed over the Internet to remote Disklaviers in various countries. Elton’s keystrokes will be re-created note for note in real time on each of the “remote” instruments. The California orchestra will be seen and heard on adjacent monitors in sync with the remote piano performances

“It’s history-making to reach a global audience all at once,” Sir Elton said. “I’m amazed by the inventive skills and versatility of the Yamaha team who have not only built all my touring pianos for the past 20 years, but also my wonderful Million Dollar Piano at Caesars in Las Vegas.

“Now they’ve perfected this Remote Live technology. I can perform live in Anaheim and live in many venues worldwide at the same time.”

2013 also marks the 40th anniversary of his album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and his new studio album. He returns to Caesars in April for additional shows, with a DVD being filmed for release this year.

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