Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga and more will contribute to the upcoming Elton John tribute albums “Revamp” and “Restoration”.
High-powered stars from pop (Miley Cyrus), R&B (Mary J Blige), country (Miranda Lambert) and rock (the Killers) will take part in twin tribute albums for Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The albums' track lists also include Q-Tip, Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson.
“Revamp” and “Restoration” are due out on April 6th.
“It's always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” Elton John said in a statement. “As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on 'Revamp' and 'Restoration' choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences.”
In January, John announced that he planned to retire from the road. Before he does so, he will embark on one massive final tour, with the first dates at arenas set around North America in September.
Source: Rolling Stone