On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., announced today the performance dates and venues for the new theatrical concert experience ELVIS LIVES "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event." Capitalizing on the rave reviews of its initial debut as "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Tour" in 2010, the touring production has been enhanced to capture the imaginations and interests of all types of fans including Broadway, concert and Elvis aficionados. The nationwide tour will kick off in Morganton, N.C., on January 14 and continue to more than 20 additional cities. Subscription tickets in select markets are currently on sale. Single ticket on sale dates for multiple markets will be announced soon.
ELVIS LIVES 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 Elvis Presley Enterprises' annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, these performers deliver a moving musical presentation of the greatest entertainer that ever lived. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers, dancers, and an Ann-Margret tribute artist, 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."
"It's been exciting to see The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest spotlight some of the most talented Elvis tribute artists in the world," said Scott Williams, Vice President of Marketing for Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. "This tour will give even more Elvis fans
around the nation an opportunity to see these talented entertainers and to experience what it was like to see Elvis on stage."
Following is the initial itinerary for ELVIS LIVES, more dates will be announced soon:
January 14 Morganton, NC February 2 Lawrence, KS
January 15 Atlanta, GA February 4 Rosemont, IL
January 17 Greensboro, NC February 6 Sioux City, IA
January 19 Lafayette, LA February 7 Cedar Falls, IA
January 21 Texarkana, TX February 9 Lexington, KY
January 23 West Palm Beach, FL February 11 Lima, OH
January 26 Lakeland, FL February 15 Great Falls, MT
January 28 Jacksonville, FL February 17 Billings, MT
January 29 Pensacola, FL February 18 Bozeman, MT
January 31 Broken Arrow, OK February 19 Casper, WY
February 1, Columbia, MO
About The Booking Group
Since its inception in 1996, The Booking Group has been considered the most prominent Broadway booking agency in the industry. Their current roster includes: The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia!, The Addams Family, Memphis, Shrek The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story, In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof, and Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Past shows have included Rent, The Producers, Annie, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Contact, Cabaret, Evita, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 12 Angry Men, August Osage County and Fosse, among many others. www.TheBookingGroup.com
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 Bally's Atlantic City. The show has also been featured on the most popular television networks in the world.