Posted in movies | music | tour dates on April 20, 2011

Elton John

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival opening night announcement has been the buzz of the city for the past few weeks, with lots of questions circling about how New Yorkers can get a seat at the free outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe's documentary, The Union.

Set to premiere at 8:15 pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, The Union chronicles the making of the 2010 album of the same name, a collaboration between pop icon Elton John and legendary rock 'n' roll keyboardist Leon Russell. Crowe is, of course, known for making classic music narratives, including Singles (1992) and Almost Famous (2000), and fans can't wait to see what he does in the documentary format with Elton and Leon.

We've been working hard on a plan for the opening night event, which will be co-sponsored by AOL, supported by Goldman Sachs, and hosted by Brookfield Properties, the owner of the World Financial Center, the location of the outdoor festivities. And special thanks to ESPN.

Here's the scoop:

• A TFF wristband is required to be seated at the event.

• Wristbands will be distributed to the public on a first-come, first-served basis on April 20 at 4:00 pm.

• The distribution site is the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center--at the West Side Highway entrance, just north of Chambers. (See #4 on our Maps page.)

• There will be a limit of two wristbands per person.

• When you get your wristband, you will also get a list of details about how, when, and where to find your seat.

• The screening will begin at 8:15 pm on April 20.

• Details are still being firmed up, but programming at the Plaza may begin at approximately 7:30.

• Note: Venue access and capacity are at the discretion of the NYPD.

Elton John announced today that he'll be playing at Ceasars in Vegas for at last another three years. Tickets for the first 16 shows go on sale April 25th.

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Comments (30)

Fraggle-dile Rock
Leon is traveling tonight on a plane
And I would have walked head on into the deep Hudson river
Oh, Elton, rock the joint again

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:15 AM

i hope everyones busy getting stoned so i can get a wristband on my lunch break

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:19 AM

Reginald is a short, stout, grumpy, little English man.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:25 AM

WHAT THE- oh wait I don't care at all about this...

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:30 AM

@1019 if your lunch break is at 4pm then you're probably stoned too

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:33 AM

Ha Ha 10:33 what I was thinking too!

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:35 AM

My whole day is a lunch break

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:37 AM

The title of the article says Elton will be playing a free show, but the info that was cut and pasted into the article merely says it's a screening of the film...clarification?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:40 AM

He's doing a performance after the screening.

Posted by M | April 20, 2011 10:46 AM

^ it is both..

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:47 AM

eltons playing after the screening

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:55 AM

aka you need a wristband

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 10:55 AM

@1033 i wish :(

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 11:05 AM

no thanks

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 11:32 AM

elton isn't gonna play live if it rains, according to the TFF twitter. if it rains, he's playing on a jumbotron broadcasted on the stage - weakkkkk

http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/news/Opening_Night_Rain_Plan.html

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 11:44 AM

and what exactly is the deciding rainfall? If it just drizzles a very little is Elton gonna run inside?

I bet he doesn't play outside even if there's one single drop of water from the sky.

how lame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:06 PM

this is just an advance way to set people up for the fact that there's no way Elton's gonna appear outside tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:07 PM

what a joke. This went from being a Free Elton John concert to Elton making a brief appearance to him possible not even playing live outside at all....

why bother?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:08 PM

are the Muppets gonna be there?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 12:09 PM

I hope it pours and he plays Victim of Love in its entirety

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:20 PM

Are the lawyers gonna be there?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:26 PM

i hope billy joel drunkenly stumbles on stage and starts shoving elton. t'would be amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 1:41 PM

one drop of rain and Elton melts

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:16 PM

Can you feel the love tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 2:16 PM

Elton John and Frohawk in a wet t-shirt pussy fight
get your wristband quick

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 3:02 PM

Hope I can get in. Should be getting in line in a little bit here.

Posted by Steve | April 20, 2011 4:11 PM

What time do the Muppets go on?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 4:25 PM

Are the muppets gonna play dance yourself clean with elton?

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 6:24 PM

Any word on if wristbands are still available? contemplating last minute scramble

Posted by Anonymous | April 20, 2011 6:37 PM

Any word on if wristbands are still available? contemplating last minute scramble

Posted by ขายคอนโด | October 5, 2011 10:46 AM

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