Elton John sent the students tickets to his show after they performed a cover of one of his songs during quarantine.
Back in June 2020, John said he was “shocked” after watching a cover of the song “I’m Still Standing” recorded by students from Telford Priory School in Shropshire during the lockdown.
In a personal message, the musician said that their cover of the 1983 classic “really lifted my spirits,” and shared that he had watched it three times in a row.
“You did something brilliant and did a brilliant version of ‘I’m still standing,'” John said in the message.
“I hope that all of you will have a great career and music will play a big role in it, because you definitely have talent.”
He also promised that students will be guests at a future show in the UK when live music starts playing again.
Now the former students will be watching Rocketman in Birmingham on June 10 as part of his last performances on the British arena as part of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Teacher Ben Millington said the singer contacted them and told them to “pick” any dates they would like to see him on tour (via the BBC).
Millington also told the BBC that he was not surprised that the singer kept his word, as “both Elton and David Furnish were so nice and supported my work with these young talented musicians.”
The teacher added that all the students from the video are now studying music at the university.
“I just knew he could handle it,” he added.
In December, Elton John was confirmed as the first headliner of Glastonbury Festival 2023, which will be the last performance in the UK on his latest tour.
You can find the final dates of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour in the UK and Ireland below and purchase the remaining tickets here.
Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ UK and Ireland tour dates 2023:
Sunday 02 – The O2, London
Tuesday 04 – The O2, London
Wednesday 05 – The O2, London
Saturday 08 – The O2, London
Sunday 09 – The O2, London
Wednesday 12 – The O2, London
Thursday 13 – The O2, London
Sunday 16 – The O2, London
Monday 17 – The O2, London
Wednesday 19 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 22 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sunday 23 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Tuesday 30 – The O2, London – NEW SHOW
Wednesday 31 – AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 02 – AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 03 – AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 06 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Thursday 08 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 10 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Sunday 11 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Tuesday 13 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Thursday 15 – P&J Live, Aberdeen
Saturday 17 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sunday 18 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow