That's The Way It Is: Live In Memphis

The highlight of Elvis Week 2011 is "Elvis Presley LIVE - The King in Concert" at 8:00 p.m. at The Orpheum, 203 South Main Street, Memphis. "Elvis Presley Live: The King in Concert" is a multi-media music event that puts a hot studio session band and back up vocalists on stage in Memphis as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is projected, larger than life, on state-of-the-art LED screens. Hosted by Joe Guercio, Elvis' musical conductor and close friend for many years, this is a rare opportunity to experience an Elvis concert in Memphis, the city known around the world as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. This is a virtual Elvis Presley concert - with Elvis singing lead vocals - presented exactly like one of his classic live performances at the Las Vegas Hilton showroom. All the sound, other than Elvis' signature vocals, have been pulled out of his best concert performances in the epic film "Elvis: That's the Way It Is.” All musical accompaniments in this concert are performed live except for Elvis' voice. The contemporary staging and overall production help create the illusion that Elvis is on stage. Also making a special appearance during this evening will be Elvis’ Imperials, singing a few of Elvis' favorite gospel numbers. Saturday, August 13th is truly a night with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll that you’ll want to experience in Memphis with your friends, family and fans from around the world during Elvis Week 2011.

Tickets to the event are $89.00 and $45.00. The $89.00 VIP ticket includes VIP seating plus access to an Elvis Presley LIVE Post-Party and collectible event lanyard/badge. Tickets for this event will be available through Ticketmaster after the on-sale dates listed above. Please note: If you purchase the $89.00 VIP ticket for this event, you MUST show your ticket at the door of the Elvis Presley Post-Party for access to the event and your collectible event badge/lanyard. The post-party will be from 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Location for post-party to be announced soon. 

Source: Elvis.com / Updated: Feb 25, 2011 
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Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 28, 2011report abuse
Is This "the Concert" that will be touring Europe in a year? It's nice to see a "new show" but TTWII concerts are only one hour long a regular time for 60's 70's standards, but "The concert" is near 2 hours, a minimum time for today’s standards, so this must be a single presentation like “Midnight In Vegas” as Mark pointed out. About the new musicians, for me it doesn’t hurt me nothing. I'm 100% with Brian. In fact, for instance, Bridge Over Troubled Water as so brilliant performed by Nathan Jones in that last tour that I found it better than Jerry’s performance (Or at least as good as).
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 27, 2011report abuse
Hi Tony C. thanks for the kind words
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2011report abuse
My advice to those who think the concept is played out or cannot see the point in going to see footage of Elvis they can watch at home, or think the tickets are too expensive, I have one piece of advice, don't go. Attending the shows is voluntary, nobody will punish you if you stay at home watching your DVDs. As Dan said, it is a social occasion, a time to share the experience with fellow Elvis fans, something one cannot get from watching a DVD at home.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2011report abuse
If this production is on the level of "Elvis-The Concert / "Elvis Presley in Concert" (new name for the show) and we get to see Elvis perform songs not curently in that production, then this should be a new fun experience !
Steve B. (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2011report abuse
I can't wait to see this production. For me, "Thats The Way It Is" is the ULTIMATE Elvis. I am thrilled that I will be able to take my six year old daughter so she can experience Elvis.
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2011report abuse
I see the reviews from the regulars are in & mostly extremely critical, which is no surprise. According to what I just read this show is SAD, TOO COSTLY, and WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO SEE IT? First of all, if you enjoy seeing or doing something, it isn't sad; second, it's no one's business how someone else spends his/her money. I have seen the show 3 times (recently in NY) and enjoy seeing the TCB guys whenever I can. They won't be with us that much longer. And last, but not least, I can't understand why anyone would pay or bother with going to see any professional sports. But I would never say that to someone who might enjoy it. I recognize & respect the fact that none of us are going to see a show or an event the same way. Viva la difference (and please don't bother to correct my errors, I am well aware of them)!
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
I still think it's a great concept, and with new skilled musicians it might move further up the road. I've seen it five times and there's moments with goosebumbs everytime. The thing is beeing in a crowd with fellow Elvis freinds, maybe a few beers, and its just something you cant experience in your own room on a tv screen.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
This whole concept is so played out now. I saw Elvis The Concert many times and enjoyed it immensely to start with. But it's showing its age now and with new musicians replacing the originals...well, there really is no reason to go and see it. Why pay good money to watch footage you already have (in better quality) on DVD, with musicians who have no connection to Elvis? Then again, that's what EPE are hoping for. Some 'fans' seem willing to part with their loot for anything with EP's name on it. Very sad.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
Personally I look forward to new musicians/singers providing they are of the calibre of Paul Leim (Drums) and Nathan East (Bass). The originals were great and have reserved their place in history. However, we all have to eventually move on and the concert deserves more 'oomph' to be put into the backings to do it justice. The concept of a virtual Elvis is too good for it not to continue. As far as I am concerned 'Elvis In Concert' is THE Jewel in the crown for EPE and Elvis fans in general. It doesn't get much better than that.
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
Hey. After 10 years original ones will be retired and for the virtual tour to continue, we will need young musicians already. And I think it's a good thing also, to hear fresh sound with more energy.
Mark S. (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
Hi Dan, I realise that. It’s not really new though. They (the TCB Band) did “Midnight In Vegas” back in 2007, so I doubt there’ll be a lot of surprises here. But I still don’t understand why anyone would want to see this. I always went to see The Band. Because…well…they are ON STAGE and have a direct link to the Elvis footage shown. So that is quite obvious. But I know the footage. I know Elvis’ performance. And YEAH he’s awesome…BUT still not there on stage. Without his band actually being there…what’s the point?
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
It will be interesting to see how this differs from 'Elvis In Concert' apart from new musicians/singers and all songs being from TTWII.
Sylvain (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
Why oh why do they use a "Elvis on tour" photo for a TTWII announcment ?
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
Hi Mark. This time they're doing the "Thats The Way It Is", that's new. Would be cool if they did the entire Aloha someday. The original band members are getting old, some left, IMO, eventually there will be new musicians.
Mark S. (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
"Tickets to the event are $89.00 and $45.00." HOLY CR*P!!! Why would anyone want to see this? With his original band (all legends in their own field) backing him up it made sense (went to see that show about 15 times I guess), but now?
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 25, 2011report abuse
Very cool. Time to change the original concept.

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