Elton John is to perform at the White House this week in a celebration of his record-breaking career as the British superstar continues his marathon global farewell tour.
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host the Rocket Man singer for A Night When Hope and History Rhyme on the South Lawn on Friday, the White House has announced.
The administration said the evening would celebrate the "unifying and healing power of music, commend the life and work of Sir Elton John, and honor the everyday history-makers in the audience".
Both Bidens will offer remarks at the event, the White House said.
The performance - which follows a performance last week by James Taylor - is part of a return of public events at the White House following the easing of Covid-19 curbs.
It comes after President Biden stirred controversy last week in an interview in which he declared the pandemic over. Guests will nevertheless be required to be tested before attending, US media reported.
John, 75, was ranked the top solo artist in US chart history in Billboard's 2019 list of the Greatest Artists of All Time and third overall behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
His Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour began in Allentown, Pennsylvania in September 2018 and will have featured more than 300 shows across the world before it wraps in Sweden in July next year.