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Elton John World News: A Chance to Catch Elton and Elvis For Free

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Tuesday 8 April 2008 @ 15:33 - GMT

Eltonjohnworld.com has just learned that today Elton and Elvis Costello are filming at the Studio 8-H Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

The event takes place at 11:30 a.m., and 50 tickets are being distributed.

Up to four tickets can be nabbed by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include what show you want tickets for, how many tickets you want, as well as name, age, guest names, and phone number.

Below are rules for attendees to follow:

  • Use the 49th St. entrance to 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 5th and 6th Avenues. No tickets, you will be on a security list. Check in with the guest list on the mezzanine level. Photo ID is required.

  • NO cameras, camera-phones or other recording devices.

  • Please dress in business casual attire, and refrain from wearing the color white, red, or any noticeable logos.

  • Please do not bring excessive electronic devices or over-sized bags or shopping bags. Small purses are permitted.

  • Audience members must abide by all NBC and Rockefeller Center security policies and procedures.

  • All audience members must be sixteen (16) years of age or older. Photo ID is required if age is questionable. Drivers license, ID card, birth certificate or any other official declaration of age is permissible.

 As announced a short time ago, Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... will be hosted by its namesake and produced in conjunction with Elton's Rocket Pictures. The Rocket Man will be one of the programme's Executive Producers.

The series will air beginning later this year, on CTV in Canada, Channel 4 in the UK and Sundance Channel in America. FremantleMedia Enterprises will handle sales of the show to the rest of the world.

Conceived to provide a forum for in-depth discussion and performance with interesting and influential artists and personalities, the show fuses the best of talk and music television.

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... is being billed as an unpredictable and unprecedented television experience. The series of 13 one-hour programmes will feature everything from intimate one-on-ones with legendary performers and notable newcomers to thematic panel discussions, with a variety of performance elements including unique collaborations, acoustic and impromptu "illustrative" demonstrations of the creative process, and some original interpretations of others' songs by Costello. 

Explaining his approach to the show, Elvis said, "I'm not interested in extracting some dark secret. I'd rather hear about a bright secret, a deep love or a curiosity that might be otherwise obscured by fame. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances." 

Elton added, "Elvis Costello is the foremost expert on popular music. I thought it would be sensational to use his knowledge and intelligence to explore the artistry of musicians and other fascinating people involved in making great music, as well as true music aficionados."