Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano

Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano

Caesars Palace

By Andrew Potter www.andrewpotterphoto.com

By Andrew Potter www.andrewpotterphoto.com

When the lights come up, a gap-toothed, grinning Elton John appears in blue-lensed glasses, holding up the most glittery cape in existence before jumping into 1974’s “The Bitch Is Back” in front of a surreal backdrop of swirling golden balconies and flowing red curtains. The elaborate entrance gives the audience a sample of what’s in store for the evening. The show hits many moods that change with lyricist Bernie Taupin’s storytelling and John’s pop-rock piano: John’s pricey LED-covered Yamaha and stage screen display a galaxyscape during “Rocket Man,” while a psychedelic cartoon of John’s history rolls as he sings “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” John and Taupin have created vivid, melodic songs that stand the test of time. The imagery of their music doesn’t need the extravagant stage and chameleon piano, but subtlety just isn’t Elton John’s style

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