U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Grammys

FILE - In this March 25, 2017 file photo, Elton John arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin celebration in Los Angeles. Elton John is headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday, Jan., 17, 2018 that John and Irish rock band U2 will perform at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) –The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — U2 and Elton John are headed to the Grammys to help the organization celebrate its 60th awards show.

The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that U2 and John, who will sing one of his classics with Miley Cyrus, will perform at the Jan. 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Sam Smith and Kendrick Lamar, who is up for seven Grammys, were also added to the lineup. Previously announced performers include Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Pink, SZA, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Alessia Cara, Khalid, Logic, Patti LuPone and Ben Platt.

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Two days after the Grammys, the academy will hold “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute,” where Smith, Cyrus and others will pay tribute to the Rocket Man.

The week leading up to the Grammys will also feature some high profile performers: Eminem, Dave Matthews and Childish Gambino are part of the “Citi Sound Vault” from Jan. 24-28 at Irving Plaza in New York City.

Thirty Seconds to Mars will kick it off on Jan. 24, followed by The National, Eminem, Gambino and Matthews with bandmate Tim Reynolds.

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