Facebook Watch has boarded An Evening with Elton John as exclusive distributor following the release of the pop icon’s autobiography.
The special is an intimate conversation with John (pictured right) moderated by English actor, comedian, writer and television personality David Walliams (left).
It was produced in conjunction with the release of John’s autobiography, Me, published by Pan Macmillan last month.
An Evening with Elton John is presented as a partnership between Pan Macmillan, Rocket Entertainment, Waterstones and Facebook Watch.
“It has been great sitting down with my dear friend David and reflecting on my book and career,” said John in a statement. “It was a really enjoyable conversation, and I’m delighted that my fans around the world who couldn’t get to the event will be able to watch it on Facebook Watch.”
Added Sibyl Goldman, VP of global entertainment partnerships at Facebook: “Elton has over six million followers globally on Facebook, and through our platform he offers a unique glimpse into his life and uses it to celebrate his musical milestones with fans. Facebook is a place where the relationship between fan and artists can grow — this was a special and exclusive evening and through Facebook Watch we’re able to open it up to his millions of fans around the world.”
The event was filmed at The Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on Nov. 19 and will stream on Facebook Watch Nov. 25.