ELVIS LIVES Tribute Event Kicks Off Tour in Wilmington, DE, 10/2
On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., announced today that it will kick off their 2012/2013 touring season of Elvis Lives "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event" in Wilmington, DE, on October 2, 2012. Due to incredible demand from audiences coast to coast, this season’s tour will travel to sixty cities, presenting 100 performances, more than triple the number of last season’s tour.
ELVIS LIVES, which keeps on capturing the imaginations and interests of fans of all types including Broadway, concert and Elvis aficionados, is a multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, each representing Elvis during different stages in his career. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives; which includes a never-before-seen exhibit of life-size images of Elvis’ stage-wear that will be on display in the lobby of each theater hosting a performance.
The kick-off in Wilmington, DE, on October 2, 2012, will be part of an eight show performance week in celebration of the 100th Season Anniversary of the DuPont Theatre. The nationwide tour is scheduled to begin in January 2013 with performances in over 60 markets. On Stage has retained Columbia Artists Theatricals to further develop and expand the markets for the tour.
Performance dates and markets for the 2013 tour of ELVIS LIVES include:
12 –Jan-13 GAINESVILLE, FL Phillips Center
17-Jan-13 KEY WEST, FL Tennessee Williams Performing Arts Center
20-Jan-13 DAYTONA BEACH, FL Peabody Auditorium
23-Jan-13 COLUMBIA, SC Koger Center for the Arts
24-Jan-13 COLUMBIA, SC Koger Center for the Arts
25-Jan-13 BOWLING GREEN, KY Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center Theatre
7-Feb-13 ROCKFORD, IL Coronado Theater
8-Feb-13 MILWAUKEE, WI Milwaukee Theatre
9-Feb-13 CINCINNATI, OH Procter & Gamble Hall
21-Feb-13 HUNTSVILLE, AL Von Braun Center
23-Feb-13 GALVESTON, TX The Grand 1894 Opera House
24-Feb-13 GALVESTON, TX The Grand 1894 Opera House
1-Mar-13 MODESTO, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
2-Mar-13 MODESTO, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
3-Mar-13 PALM DESERT, CA McCallum Theater for Performing Arts
7-Mar-13 LINCOLN, NE Lied Center for Performing Arts Main Stage
8-Mar-13 LINCOLN, NE Lied Center for Performing Arts Main Stage
12-Mar-13 UTICA, NY Stanley Theater
13-Mar-13 SALISBURY, MD Wicomico Civic Center
14-Mar-13 NEWPORT NEWS, VA Ferguson Center for the Arts
15-Mar-13 ROANOKE, VA Roanoke Civic Center Theatre
18-Mar-13 BISMARCK, ND Bismarck Civic Center Arena
20-Mar-13 WAUSAU, WI Grand Theater on Artsblock
19-Mar-13 FARGO, ND Fargodome
21-Mar-13 GREEN BAY, WI Cofrin Family Hall
22-Mar-13 DAVENPORT, IA Adler Theater
23-Mar-13 ROSEMONT, IL Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
25-Mar-13 OWENSBORO, KY Riverpark Center Auditorium
26-Mar-13 ASHLAND, KY Paramount Arts Center
28-Mar-13 AUGUSTA, GA William B Bell Auditorium
29-Mar-13 PITTSBURGH, PA Heinz Hall for Performing Arts
30-Mar-13 PITTSBURGH, PA Heinz Hall for Performing Arts
1-Apr-13 MORGANTOWN, WV Creative Arts Center
4-Apr-13 SAGINAW, MI Heritage Theater
6-Apr-13 SCHENECTADY, NY Proctors Theater
7-Apr-13 NEW LONDON, CT Garde Arts Center
9-Apr-13 WHEELING, WV Capitol Music Hall
11-Apr-13 PADUCAH, KY Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center Main Hall
12-Apr-13 PADUCAH, KY Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center Main Hall
14-Apr-13 BATON ROUGE, LA Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for Performing Arts
16-Apr-13 ABILENE, TX Abilene Civic Center
17-Apr-13 AMARILLO, TX Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
18-Apr-13 AMARILLO, TX Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
19-Apr-13 LUBBOCK, TX Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
20-Apr-13 LUBBOCK, TX Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
23-Apr-13 JACKSON, MS Thalia Mara Hall
24-Apr-13 JACKSON, MS Thalia Mara Hall
27-Apr-13 EL PASO, TX The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
28-Apr-13 ALTO, NM The Spencer Theater
1-May-13 BAKERSFIELD, CA Bakersfield Convention Center Rabobank Theater
3-May-13 RENO, NV Pioneer Center for Performing Arts
4-May-13 RENO, NV Pioneer Center for Performing Arts
5-May-13 RENO, NV Pioneer Center for Performing Arts
For links to purchase tickets directly from individual theaters, please visit http://www.elvislivestour.com or contact your local authorized box office or official ticketing agency. Elvis Lives fans are also invited to enter the “Elvis Lives” sweepstakes for a chance to win a seven-day cruise for two in an oceanview stateroom on board Norwegian Epic. For more information, visit http://www.elvislivestour.com.
On Stage Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates On Stage Touring, producers of ELVIS LIVES and Legends in Concert. Celebrating its 29th 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 25 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, SC; Branson, MO; Atlantic City, NJ; Waikiki Beach, HI; on the high seas aboard Norwegian EPIC; and seasonally at such locations as Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket), CT. The show has been featured on the most popular television networks in the world.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a division of CORE Media Group, Inc., is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com.
Columbia Artists Theatricals (CAT) specializes in the booking and tour management of live performances on a worldwide basis. Founded in 1956, as a subsidiary of Columbia Artists Management (CAMI), the company developed and expanded The Broadway Theatre League, which presented Broadway subscription series in over 125 cities in the United States. Today, working in conjunction with artists, producers, production companies and management agencies, CAT brings performances to over 450 cities around the world.
Currently, CAT’s roster includes: A CHORUS LINE, BLUE MAN GROUP, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, CATS, CHICAGO, Twyla Tharp’s and Frank Sinatra’s COME FLY AWAY, ELLA: The Ella Fitzgerald Musical, The World Tour of FELA, HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD, the pre Broadway tour of Frank Wildhorn’s JEKYLL and HYDE, STOMP, TAP DOGS and VOCA PEOPLE.