Elton John will be appearing in conversation with David Walliams at an exclusive event in celebration of the singer songwriter’s newly released autobiography, Pan Macmillan has announced.
Taking place in partnership with Waterstones at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on 19th November, the event follows from the release of Me which published globally today (15th October).
Billed as an "intimate", "once-in-a-lifetime" event, fans will have the chance to hear the musician speak about his life in person with Walliams, who is both a fellow author and life-long fan. Pan Macmillan made it clear Elton John won’t be performing his music at the filmed event but said it promised to be "an evening filled with his trademark humour, candour and warmth, as he reminisces about some of his most treasured and unforgettable moments".
Tickets go on sale on 18th October at 10am on the Eventim Apollo website, after an exclusive period for RocketClub fans. Tickets prices range between £54.50 and £60.50 (+ booking fee and levy) and every ticket sold includes a copy of the book, Me (rrp £25). Doors open from 7pm and the event is scheduled to run 8–9.15pm. The venue capacity is over 3,300.
Me, which has been co-written with writer and music critic Alexis Petridis, was won by Pan Mac in an eight-publisher auction. As part of the mammoth PR and marketing campaign currently underway for it, a dedicated Elton emoji has been launched by Twitter (it can be activated using the hashtag for the book's campaign #EltonJohnBook, as well as #EltonBook, #EltonJohn, and #EltonJohnMe).