EPE updated their site with news on "Elvis Presley In Concert" a.k.a. Elvis-The Concert. The tour goes to Australia and New Zealand in October 2006. For this same October 2006 tour, efforts are being made to secure some show dates in the Far East. If this works out, information will be shared as soon as it is confirmed. Contrary to rumors on the Internet, there is not a sixth tour of Europe in the works.
Elvis Presley In Concert, formerly known as Elvis-The Concert, will tour in Australia and New Zealand in October 2006. The name change is for marketing purposes - to distinguish it better from impersonator shows and to clarify that it stars (via video) the real Elvis Presley. It was decided that using both Elvis's first and last names would give the show a stronger identity. The new name often will be accompanied by the tag line The New Concert Tour.
The show will have a dynamic song program similar to that of previous tours, although adjustments in repertoire do occur from tour to tour and production values of the presentation will get a real boost, including the use of Elvis footage camera loads not used on previous tours. Also, for the first time, the show will be accompanied by an exhibit of Elvis costumes and other concert-related items from the Graceland archives. The exhibit will be in the lobby area of each venue and will not have an admission fee.
Original Elvis bandmates scheduled for this tour are: The TCB Band - James Burton (lead guitar), Glen D. Hardin (piano), Jerry Scheff (bass), and Ronnie Tutt (drums); Myrna Smith (vocals) of The Sweet Inspirations, Ed Enoch (vocals) of The Stamps and Joe Guercio (musical director & conductor). Joining Ms. Smith on female backing vocals will new cast members. Joining Mr. Enoch on male backing vocals will be members of his modern-day configuration of The Stamps.
Tickets are expected to go on sale in late June. In advance of the regular on-sale date, will be an advance sale of "golden circle" seats that offer the purchaser special considerations, including premium seating, a backstage reception to meet the cast and more. Details will be posted soon in News on Elvis.com and on the official site for the show www.ElvisConcertTour.com, and EPE will spread the word via their free e-newsletters service. Confirmed show dates and venues will be announced sometime in the weeks ahead.
For this same October 2006 tour, efforts are being made to secure some show dates in the Far East. If this works out, information will be shared as soon as it is confirmed. Contrary to rumors on the Internet, there is not a sixth tour of Europe in the works.