US President Joe Biden has welcomed Sir Elton John to the White House, where the 75-year-old singer played a concert as part of his farewell tour.
Sir Elton John plays White House lawn
Elton John says he’s played in some beautiful venues, but the stage in front of the White House, beneath a massive tent on a perfect autumn night, was “probably the icing on the cake.”
US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Friday welcomed the 75-year-old singer, talking about his activism, the power of his music and his all-around goodness.
“Seamus Heaney once wrote, and I quote, ‘Once in a lifetime, the longed-for tidal wave of justice can rise up, and hope and history rhyme,” Biden said.
“Throughout his incredible career, Sir Elton John has been that tidal wave, a tidal wave to help people rise up and make hope and history rhyme.”