On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), announced today the tribute artists who will be performing in ELVIS LIVES this January through May and that the 2013 tour has expanded to include more markets.  

The high energy show features Ultimate winner Bill Cherry, along with Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest top five finalists Kevin Mills, Leo Days and Ben Klein, as the principle cast for the winter/spring production of ELVIS LIVES, joined by the professional talent of Lorri Russo as Ann-Margret. 

ELVIS LIVES, which keeps on capturing the imaginations and interests of fans of all types including Broadway, concert and Elvis aficionados, is an unforgettable 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 new exhibit of life-size images of Elvis’ stage-wear that will be on display in the lobby of each theater hosting a performance.

“We are very pleased that ELVIS LIVES continues to delight audiences all over the nation and that even more Elvis fans will be given the opportunity to see these talented entertainers in these expanded markets.  We hope to see finalists from the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest starring in ELVIS LIVES for years to come,” said Kevin Kern, Director of Public Relations for EPE.

“We are excited to be working with some of the most exceptional tribute artists in the world.  These talented performers really capture the spirit of the King of Rock N’ Roll while evoking the sensation of being there with Elvis as he journeys through his musical career,” stated Barbara Cooley, Executive Producer for On Stage Touring.  “Elvis Lives is truly a dynamic and family friendly production.”

Performance dates and markets for the 2013 tour of ELVIS LIVES include:

12- Jan-13            GAINESVILLE, FL               Phillips Center

13-Jan-13             ST. PETERSBURG, FL        Mahaffey Theatre

16-Jan-13             KEY WEST, FL                      Tennessee Williams Performing Arts Center

17-Jan-13             SARASOTA, FL                   Van Wezel Performing Arts Center

19-Jan-13             JACKSONVILLE, FL            Moran Theatre

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

31-Jan-13             BUFFALO, NY                     Shea’s Performing Arts Center

1-Feb-13              ORILLA, ON                         Casino Rama

2-Feb-13              ORILLA, ON                         Casino Rama

7-Feb-13              ROCKFORD, IL                    Coronado Theater

8-Feb-13              ELIZABETH, IN                    Horseshoe Casino

9-Feb-13              CINCINNATI, OH               Procter & Gamble Hall

15-Feb-13            TUNICA, MS                       Harrah’s Casino

17-Feb-13            Corpus Christi, TX             Selena Auditorium

18-Feb-13            HIDALGO, TX                      State Farm Arena

20-Feb-13            PANAMA CITY, FL            Marina Civic Center of Panama City

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

3-Mar-13             PALM DESERT, CA            McCallum Theater for Performing Arts

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

19-Mar-13           FARGO, ND                         FargoDome

20-Mar-13           WAUSAU, WI                     Grand Theater on Artsblock

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

3-Apr-13              RICHMOND, KY                 EKU Center

4-Apr-13              SAGINAW, MI                   Heritage Theater

6-Apr-13              SCHENECTADY, NY           Proctors Theater

7-Apr-13              NEW LONDON, CT           Garde Arts Center         

8-Apr-13              YORK, PA                             Pullo 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

7-May-13             KENNEWICK, WA             Toyota Center Arena

10-May-13          RIVERSIDE, CA                   The Historic Fox

12-May-13          REDDING, CA                     Redding Convention Center


For links to purchase tickets directly from individual theaters and to check for additional added performance markets and updates  please visit http://www.elvislivestour.com or contact your local authorized box office or official ticketing agency.  ELVIS LIVES fans can also try their luck with the Elvis Lives - Norwegian Cruise Lines sweepstakes for a chance to win one of Norwegian’s seven-day cruises for two in an oceanview stateroom.  More information on the contest can be found at http://www.elvislivestour.com

About On Stage Touring, LLC

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), CN. The show has been featured on the most popular television networks in the world.

For more information on Legends in Concert or On Stage Entertainment, visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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.

About Columbia Artists Theatricals

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.

Domestically, CAT has represented numerous productions from a distinguished list of producers and production companies including: NAMCO, Nederlander Productions, NETworks, The Really Useful Company, The Shubert Organization, Columbia Artists Management, and Troika Entertainment.  CAT has also toured the productions of The Abbey Theatre, The Market Theatre of Johannesburg, The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.  For more information visit: www.columbiaartiststheatricals.com