Memories of Elvis in Concert, with Tribute Artist Chris MacDonald & guest star Elvis' Original Drummer D.J Fontana, is Coming to The Patchogue Theatre 10/20
35 years ago (August 16, 1977) the world lost one of the greatest entertainers and pop culture icons of the 20th century. Many are still lonesome for the energy, charisma and incredible voice of one of the most enduring icons of music history. A celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley, is scheduled October 20th at the Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue (Long Island) New York. when tribute artist Chris MacDonald presents his Memories of Elvis in Concert. Elvis Presley, recognized by TIME magazine as the "Artist of the Century," has sold more records than any other artist or group in the history of modern music. Even after death, his image and music continue to be loved and celebrated throughout the world. July 5, 2004 was established as the official 50th Birthday of Rock-n-roll commemorating Sun Records release of Elvis Presley’s song “That’s All Right Mama.” With recent number ones on Billboard and Great Britain’s charts, his songs being used on film sound tracks and television commercials and a rumored hologram in the works, Elvis once again proves he is gone, but not forgotten.Keeping the memory alive at countless venues throughout the country Chris MacDonald lovingly brings back the memories of the “King of Rock-n-Roll” with his tribute Memories of Elvis in Concert. Chris’s show is not an overdone impersonation. It is a natural heartfelt tribute. Adding to the authenticity of his tribute, Chris has the honor of being the only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel. An energetic and experienced entertainer, MacDonald has performed in Las Vegas, New York, Miami and also starred in the famous LEGENDS IN CONCERT stage productions in Branson and at the Hardrock Hotel and Casino. He has also performed in Concert with Elvis Presley’s original back up group The Jordanaires and D.J. Fontana at the Hard Rock Live. Chris also had the honor of working with The Jordanaires on his original country music CD entitled No Misconception. The legendary Jordanaires arranged and provided the harmony vocals giving it an authentic traditional country sound. The songs are available for digital downloads on Amazon and iTunes or his website chriselvis.com. Also just released this year is a full live double CD recording of Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis Live in Concert is also available on iTunes and Amazon. With this national touring production, the show will include costume changes and performances representing some of the favorite Elvis hits of the 1950's, the Movies, the 1968 Comeback and the 1970's White Fringe Vegas Concerts.Adding to the historical perspective of the show, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame member D.J. Fontana, "The Beat Behind The King" will be performing with Chris and his dynamic production band. D.J. played drums for Elvis on all of his early hits and television performances including the Steve Allen Show and Milton Berle Show including the infamous performance of Hound Dog. The performance was labeled as too suggestive by the sensors. Ed Sullivan suggested Elvis's next television performance be filmed only from the waist up forever establishing Elvis' place in pop culture and music history.
For one night only October 20h at the Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue (Long Island), New York, MacDonald will bring back the memories of an All-American Legend in a truly dynamic multi-media performance complete with costumes, a high-energy concert band and special guest star Rock-n-Roll hall of Famer D.J Fontana Elvis’s original drummer. October 20,2012 8pm
The Patchogue Theatre
71 East Main Street
For tickets call the box office 631-207-1313 or 1-877-77CLICK
or get them online at Patchoguetheatre.com