Elton John Will Give Free Performance at Tribeca Film Festival

Elton John will help kick off the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival with a free performance on April 20 following a screening of “The Union,” a documentary about his musical collaboration with Leon Russell.

The screening and concert will take place outdoors at the World Financial Center Plaza in Lower Manhattan, the festival announced today. The starting times have yet to be determined.

The film festival runs from April 20 through May 1 in New York.

“The Union,” directed by Cameron Crowe, chronicles how John and Russell made their highly praised 2010 album of the same name. The rest of the festival lineup will be announced on March 7 and March 14.

Bloomberg LP, which owns Bloomberg News, is a sponsor of the Tribeca festival.

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