On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., today, announced additional performance dates and venues for the new theatrical concert experience Elvis Lives, The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event. The previous tour received rave reviews in its premiere run in 2010, and this year, the touring production has been enhanced to appeal to fans of all styles of live entertainment including Broadway and live concert productions. The nationwide tour will begin in Morganton, N.C., on January 14 and continue to more than 27 additional cities.
Elvis Lives, The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event is an unforgettable multi- media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. His iconic style embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to entertain audiences of all generations.
Featuring finalists from The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, held by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., these performers deliver a moving musical presentation of the greatest entertainer that ever lived.
Casting for the tour is currently underway and performers will be announced soon.
The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, held in Memphis during Elvis Week each year, gives tribute artists around the world the opportunity to compete for cash, merchandise and a contract offer to appear in ELVIS LIVES, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event.
During the last five years, more than 500,000 fans have attended preliminary rounds around the world and the contest finals in Memphis.
In August 2011, 26 talented semifinalists competed for the title of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist. The winner of the 2011 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest was Cody Slaughter of Harrison, Ark. Ben Klein of Spokane, Wash., came in second and Pete Storm of London, England, took home third.
The Elvis tribute artists who will tour in ELVIS LIVES, The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event will be joined by a live band, back-up singers, dancers, and an Ann- Margret performer, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives.
“The partnership between On Stage Touring and Elvis Presley Enterprises provides the only authentic touring showcase of Elvis tribute artists for fans who want to experience the music and live performance charisma of one of the most popular recording artists in history,” said Brian Brigner, Chief Operating Officer of On Stage. “The production showcases each performer portraying Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, 1960s, his movie career and his concert years, so it is the complete musical package.”
Following is the initial itinerary for ELVIS LIVES, more dates and tour information will be announced soon at http://www.elvislivestour.com/ :
|January 14||Morganton, NC|
|January 15||Atlanta, GA|
|January 16||Chattanooga, TN|
|January 17||Greensboro, NC|
|January 19||Lafayette, LA|
|January 21||Texarkana, TX|
|January 23||West Palm Beach, FL|
|January 25||Ft. Pierce, FL|
|January 26||Lakeland, FL|
|January 28||Jacksonville, FL|
|January 30||Little Rock, AR|
|January 29||Pensacola, FL|
|January 31||Broken Arrow, OK|
|February 1||Columbia, MO|
|February 2||Lawrence, KS|
|February 4||Rosemont, IL|
|February 6||Sioux City, IL|
|February 7||Cedar Falls, IA|
|February 9||Lexington, KY|
|February 10||Clinton Township, MI|
|February 11||Lima, OH|
|February 12||Champaign, IL|
|February 15||Great Falls, MT|
|February 16||Idaho Falls, ID|
|February 17||Billings, MT|
|February 18||Bozeman, MT|
|February 19||Casper, WY|
About On Stage Touring, LLC
On Stage Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates On Stage Touring, LLC, ELVIS LIVES and Legends in Concert. Celebrating its 28th year, Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert has been performed throughout the United States, and has traveled to 18 countries on five continents, including Japan, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Australia, China, Brazil, Spain, and England, entertaining more than 20 million fans. On Stage Entertainment operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements of Legends in Concert throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, Legends is presented year-round in numerous cities including Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Branson, Mo., on the high seas aboard Norwegian EPIC; and seasonally at such locations as Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket), Conn and Harrah’s and Bally’s Atlantic City. The show has also been featured on the most popular television networks in the world.
For more information on Legends in Concert or On Stage Entertainment, visit www.legendsinconcert.com.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com. EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc. (www.ckx.com.)