Elton John is planning to honor his late friend David Bowie in a special way.
Radar Online is reporting that John will reveal his tribute at an upcoming concert. On Jan. 13, John is performing at The Wiltern theater in Los Angeles and was planning to introduce several new songs off his upcoming album, Wonderful Crazy Night.
A source told Radar Online that, “Elton has decided to dedicate one of these new songs to David. He is even working on writing a new song for the world to remember him by. Think ‘Candle in the Wind.'”
This one-off show is ultra exclusive. “There are no hard tickets and it is a very intimate venue. It is so hard to get into, that guests who are invited have to show their ID and credit card at the box office in order to be admitted.”
Before the show, John posted an emotional tribute on his Instagram. “I am still in shock. Never saw it coming. My deepest condolences to [his wife] Iman and the family. An amazing life. An amazing career,” he wrote.
John and Bowie were ’70s superstars who were able to span decades. One of John’s most famous songs is “Candle in the Wind,” which he wrote for Marilyn Monroe. After the passing of Princess Diana, he modified the song to honor the English rose. If a ballad dedicated to Bowie could even come close to the sentiment of that song, I think it would mean volumes to Bowie fans, as well as his friends and family.
Somehow, I think that Wiltern show just got so much harder to get into. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there will be YouTube videos!