Elton John fans who missed his performance Nov. 13 on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” can check out some newly streaming video footage. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer made a promo appearance on the popular CBS late night talk show to plug his newly released 50th anniversary compilation Diamonds, which hit shelves Nov. 10 via Universal.
Rolling Stone reports on Nov.14 that the five-time Grammy winner enthralled the home audience with two classic hits – his 1983 single “I'm Still Standing,” as well as his 1972 chart-topper “Crocodile Rock.” The appearance comes on the heels of the “Rocket Man” hitmaker's recent announcement of his final “Million Dollar Piano" residency dates, which will take place in 2018 between April 28 – May 19 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace.
In the 3:37 minute video footage, the iconic British rocker triumphantly leads his band through his ode to defying the odds from his 1983 comeback album Too Low for Zero. As the beloved entertainer wails through the chorus on piano, he raises his arm to gesture “No. 1” with his finger as he sings, “Don't you know I'm still standing/Better than I ever did/Looking like a true survivor/Feeling like a little kid.”
Fans can check out he multi-platinum seller slamming through “I'm Still Standing” above. The “Crocodile Rock” performance can be viewed here.
Diamonds is available as 17-song standard edition, as well as 50-track deluxe edition, which features 34 hits plus 16 bonus tracks. The set is available here in various bundles in CD, digital and vinyl formats.
John wrapped up his 2017 fall residency at Caesars Palace on Nov. 4, but fans in North America can still catch him on his last remaining tour dates. His next stop will be Nov. 15 in St. Catharines, Ont., at Meridian Centre and in the U.S. on Nov. 17 in Portland, Maine, at Crossroads Insurance Center.