A press release from EPE on a new event for Elvis Week 2007:
By popular demand! This exciting new concert event was added to the Elvis Week calendar just after Elvis: The 30th Anniversary Concert sold out in early May. Knowing that many Elvis fans attending that August 16th show would be beyond ready to keep rockin' out with Elvis and his band with another concert, and wanting to do much more than just console those fans who will have missed out on tickets, we asked members of the cast to stay up late for you and re-create the wild excitement of Elvis's midnight shows in Las Vegas. His dinner shows and matinee shows were outstanding, of course, but there was just something about Elvis at midnight ...
11:59 PM - August 16. FedExForum in downtown Memphis. ELVIS: MIDNIGHT IN VEGAS stars the real Elvis Presley, exclusively using performance footage shot for production of the MGM concert film Elvis, That's the Way It Is, which focused on his Summer 1970 engagement at International Hotel in Las Vegas. Elvis will be on the giant screen and live on stage will be a cast of singers and musicians – many of whom worked the 1970 Vegas engagement with him. Event runtime approximately 90 minutes.
Cast: Joe Guercio (musical director & conductor); TCB Band members James Burton (lead guitar), Glen D. Hardin (piano), Jerry Scheff (bass guitar), and Ronnie Tutt (drums); Sweet Inspirations members Myrna Smith, Estelle Brown and Portia Griffin; Imperials members Sherman Andrus, Terry Blackwood Joe Moscheo and Gus Gaches; and members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
All tickets are $55.00 and go on sale 10:00 AM CDT, May 14, 2007. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmster.com. The venue will be cleared after the 30th Anniversary Concert. Details on how ticket holders for that concert will be given re-entry with their Midnight in Vegas tickets will be posted as soon as possible. Elvis Insiders get the first chance to buy tickets.
Elvis Midnight In Vegas Concert - That's The Way It IsMay 04, 2007 | Other Source:EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises
Joe Carr wrote on May 04, 2007
August 12 1970 midnight show was spectacular!
Steve B. wrote on May 04, 2007
This is just amazing! The man has been dead for nearly 30 years and he is selling out the Fed Ex Forum and they are adding another show! We we will be there for the first show and we can't wait. I know that place, as well as the city, will be jumpin'.
gbalaban wrote on May 06, 2007
It would be so cool if they could do this concert with clips of Elvis at that time and do it like the one on American idol that took place. That was just outstanding, and really looked like he was walking out on stage and everything.
hillbillycatlover wrote on May 06, 2007
Obviously an easy way to make more money...this concert night is probably the last big one now that Elvis' generation is getting on... Thought it was just the movie TTWII at first and the $% price outrageous, but with the band staying onstage after the 30th tribute, that certainly is better. They will have been onstage already for the 30th concert and at their age probably tired...makes for a long, long evening... Well, it's up to you whether it's worth 55 bucks more to stay for another hour and a half....
Ruthie wrote on May 08, 2007
hillbillycatlover needs either a change of attitude or a dose of reality - elvis fans aren't aging that fast or dying out any too soon. 60% of the fans today are under 50. More than half of the visitors to Graceland are under 35. The format will certainly change since the original musicians themselves are aging, but I don't think we've seen the end of the concerts for quite a while. And that's a good thing! No cause for gloom or doom on the horizon anytime soon.
king al wrote on May 15, 2007
The midnight shows from August 1970 were probably the best shows Elvis did in his whole carreer!