ELVIS 2007 – The European Fanclub Tour

The 30th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death cannot remain unnoticed by the European fan clubs. In September and October 2007, the official European fan clubs, fully supported by The Original Elvis Cast, take an amazing show on the road: “ELVIS 2007 – The Original Cast”. This unprecedented show features the original band mates that worked with Elvis: The TCB Band, The Sweet Inspirations, The Imperials, Joe Guercio & Orchestra, featuring original Joe Guercio Orchestra Members. A similar show sold out the big ‘Frits Philips Concert Hall’ in May last year (picture), and will now be exported to Norway, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland. Lead singer on the entire tour is Terry Mike Jeffrey. The promoters have contracted a very special guest for The Netherlands – although we can’t tell his name yet, due to contractual obligations. For Belgium, the immensely popular Will Tura will do a special guest performance with his musical heroes, the Full Elvis Cast. Tickets for this amazing live show go on sale on Monday, April 2nd. All details to follow soon on this website and Elvis Matters' brand new own website. Line Up: TCB Band The Imperials The Sweet Inspirations Joe Guercio + Orchestra, feat. The original Orchestra members Terry Mike Jeffrey Special guests in Holland and Belgium Touring schedule: Thursday September 20: Frits Philips Music Hall – EINDHOVEN (NL) Saturday September 22: Stadthalle Soest, Germany Sunday September 23: Stadthalle, Germany Wednesday September 26: Jonkoping, Sweden Friday September 28: Oslo, Norway Sunday September 30: Koningin Elizabethzaal – ANTWERPEN (B) Tuesday October 2: Marseilles, France Thursday October 4: Geneva, Switzerland Saturday October 6: Paris, France
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Feb 26, 2007 
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Hubert (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 2, 2007
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Hubert (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 1, 2007report abuse
Thank you Vital, it's a nice way to explain. It is not the point of ElvisNews.com to figure out. what is good and what not. it is their task to inform the fans. By not doing so, their credibility goes down the drain.

Last reaction on this matter by ElvisNews:
We wonder why these fanclubs don't practice what they preach. Why don't mention the Belgian and Dutch fan club in question all the fan club events in their countries. Don't they have the same "obligation" they say we have? We haven't seen this tour mentioned on their sites, isn't this interesting for their members?

As for not mentioning two certain events, this is only due to the personal behaviour of the two presidents in question. They know this and they should not play the innocent role here.

This is the last thing we say about this matter, we go back to what really matters, and that's Elvis. Perhaps we will all meet at this ELVIS tour.
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2007report abuse
Hi Benny I live in the uk and i have seen the tcb ect live with the elvis video behind aka elvis in concert. i am sory to say you dont get my point i am an elvis fan not a tcb band or who ever fan these people only backed him up yes very well indeed but only backed him up or 8 years . I dont care about them its got nothing to do with there age ronnie tutt i thinks backs up neil diamond ,i went to see his concert to listen to him sing not ronnie play the drums ,i cant see what all the fuss is about they even sell yes sell there autographs at there concert ,if they want to go on the road as themselves let them use there name with out involving elvis you dont see scotty and dj using his name all that much personally i think they all should go to bed with anice cup of coco. ps i am not all that young my self its not agest but has i said before i am an elvis fan and too much is made over these people, sorry benny nothing personal,its the same thing with the memphis mafia and the stax muscians who cares not me sorry. ALWAYS ELVIS YES ! thats the main word ELVIS.
Vital Pluymers (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2007report abuse
I'm an Elvis fan for many years now. Living in Belgium, I joined firstly the EPVK fanclub, later I became a member of Elvis Memories, I joined the UEPS and about five years ago Elvis Matters. Nowadays I'm still a member of both the UEPS and Elvis Matters. As an Elvis fan, I'll go to most of the nice events these fanclubs organize. In that respect, I'm not really interested which fanclub has organized the event, I just go to the events that attract me. When I'm buying Elvis stuff, I'll buy it where I can get it the cheapest or with the most attractive bonus. After all, I'm a fan of Elvis, not of the fanclubs. From an informational site as Elvisnews, one would expect this kind of objectivity as well. This website is consulted by Elvis fans that want to know about ALL the events that can be interesting for them. I think the programme which the UEPS has arranged for June is a very nice one and deserves publicity on a news site like Elvisnews. The Elvis fans don't need these fights between the fanclubs, for sure I don't. But I have to admit that the competition between them made Belgium probably the most interesting country for an Elvis fan to live in. I would like to thank both Elvis Matters and the UEPS for all the fun and joy they have brought to me during the years.
Hubert (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2007
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June (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2007report abuse
I sometimes think that the singers and musicians who performed with Elvis......and who are, therefore, very important and special to us all....are put in the background when they should be the main event. Case in point....the Elvis Birthday Pops at the Cannon Center here in Memphis in January. Headliner....Terry Mike Jeffrey.....with the Imperials and Boots Randolph. I have nothing against TMJ but, I truly felt that the Imperials should have been the healiners...with him as a guest. I would rather sit down and watch two hours with them, than sit through a show and wait for them to sing only two or three songs. They knew Elvis, toured with him....let them sing and talk and let us all be in awe........
GirlHappy (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2007report abuse
Do not really know where this is all coming from, but I do believe that each and everyone involved love Elvis and that is what it is all about! To Benny Scott; I completely agree with you about the 'older' generation of musicians. Even if these guys live to be a hundred years old & even if they come a hundred times to Belgium... I will always be in the front row shouting for them! Never forget they made history together with our beloved Elvis. And people, please, please let's not spoil this magical year 2007 by fighting. Elvis wouldn't have wanted this to be! We all love him so much, but sometimes I just don't see that in the reactions here and there. Now I ask you, what has this to do with loving Elvis? We all live but once and as Elvis said... you don't come back for an encore!
ElvisNews (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2007report abuse
The chairmen of the specific Belgian and Dutch fanclubs gave in clear words their opinion about this site. Therefore we decided to leave it up to themselves to inform the public about their events.

We have a special section for events in the fan world section of this site in which we mention most events as we receive the information. Events with impersonators are not listed. Events with a guest that worked with Elvis in one way or another get an additional listing on the portal.
Turbo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2007report abuse
So this website prints only what the publishers think it's right, it is surely not a right website for all the fans. News which is imporant should not be hidden, at least not concerts with the TCB guy, exhibitions and stuff like that.
Emiel Maier (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2007report abuse
Dries, your first sentence just said it all. I hope EN takes notice. For years I am sending info to EN about the annual ElvisDisco in Amsterdam but after the first year EN stopped publishing this event. (Now after 10 years it has become the longest running and most infamous Elvis party of The Netherlands, but not a mention on this site). I hope the editors will take notice and change their policy. After all: maintaining websites or organising Elvis-events is only done for the sake of the Elvis fans.
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2007report abuse
Hi MR61, I don't know in which country you live or how old you are. Let me tell you this my friend: I went to see and hear the TCB band last year here in my country Belgium. Well buddy: they still sound GREAT and they still perform as a bunch of youngsters. Is it because a musician is more than 60 years old that he should retire? Give me break, you make me laugh! And what to say, for example, of Tony Bennet? How old is he? He still has an incredible voice! And Toots Tielemans who played and still plays with the biggest names in Jazz. The man is in his 80-ies, and he's a living legend. I hope you live long enough yourself, so one day you'll have to admit that a man in his 60-ies is still alive and kicking. No hard feelings! Always El
Anton (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2007report abuse
Good news for all who can attend in Europe. In all I believe the European, Jap & Australian fans are much more aggressive and loyal elvis fans. What EPfan club presidents "worldwide" should start doing from now on, is "alarm" their general public media (newspapers, mags, publications, radio, TV etc) so that from Easter 2007 onwards their media begins to built up a pro-active positive campaign to bring our King back in the limelight for months to come and share "positive" stories on radio on TV and in Mags...talk as little as possible of his defaults or his being overweight...let the general public remember him as a true "world music icon" who merits as much great admiration as others (Frank, Tom, Englebert, Bing, Julio, Paul, Brown, Louis, etc etc) EP fans do not do "enough" to keep their King's image in the limelight and they rarely recommend or suggest actions to be taken by EPE Mgmt or BMG-DK. They'd rather complain about budget releases or bad marketing decisions by EPE/BMG.
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2007report abuse
Sorry doesnt do much for me. because i like elvis it doesnt mean i have to like this lot sorry folks its time to retire. the fan clubs are going to be like dinosaurs extinct we have the web now and a lot of non fan club mags on the market. hope they have the oxygen and wheel chairs ready these people are getting on in years retire gracefully and remember ELVIS dont try and bring the good times back it all end up a laughing stock if this keeps up what are we going to end up with a 100 year old piano player and 100 year old backing group with 150 year old special guest as i said before sorry not for me . His music and films will keep his name alive not this type of thing. Yes Elvis Does Matter but not this.
dries (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2007report abuse
I think this site should mention ALL events and not only the events of friends. I always read this newssite with much intrests but now I think there is a strange thing going on. You can't just wipe out the two most important clubs of Holland and Belgium. Sure this event as menitioned is great I won't critisize that, but the events on9th an 10th of JUne in de Elisabethzaal Antwerpen and de Kunstmin in Dordrecht are great as well. Why is this hidden, I agree with Turbo on this one...Is somebody afraid of competition or something. We are talking about the TCB band here. Not some guys, no those guys who we all respect, now don't we? I thought we did....but it seems the people on this site don't give the TCB band credit for ALL their shows! It's really sad.
Sylvain (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2007report abuse
I just saw it on their website the Dutch fanclub It's Elvis time meeting with "The TCB band" and Terry Mike Jeffrey and other guests, exhibition, shops ..... I will be there june 10th.
Turbo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2007report abuse
Indeed, why is EN mentioning one special concert an not the others? All fanclubs do honour Elvis, some do this for almost 50 years. Don't they deserve any respect? Why is EN partial these days? shame...
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2007report abuse
I hope the singer from The Netherlands will not be the same as last time. That was a real minor to my opinion. To Turbo: I just found out there seems to be some unwholesome interaction between the main Dutch and Belgium fanclub. Most likely this is the reason why some news is not mentioned. The above stated news is based on one fanclub only. Hopefully Elvis News will maintain an impartial stand and honors the name of the man it is all about: Elvis.
Shakingruud (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2007report abuse
Also the Sweet Inspirations will be in Holland on May 27th in Tilburg.
Turbo (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2007report abuse
You forgot to mention that Terry Mike Jeffrey and the TCB band will hit Belgium and Holland already in June (9th and 10th). Rock-a-Billy will be performed by Phil Friendly and a beautiful Elvis exhibition can be seen at both venues. Why keep this information hidden for the fans???

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