On Stage Touring, LLC in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. recently announced that the kick off of the 2013/2014 season of Elvis Lives: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event will take place in Folsom, California on October 7, 2013. This will mark the fourth annual Elvis Lives coast to coast U.S. theatrical tour.
This tour follows a highly successful 2012/2013 tour across 65 North American cities for more than 100,000 fans. There will be a week of shows in October (7-12) followed by the show’s resume shortly after the New Year (January 4, 2014) for continued tour performances.
Director of Public Relations for EPE shared in a statement, “We are very pleased that Elvis Lives continues to delight audiences from coast to coast and that even more Elvis fans will be given the opportunity to see these talented entertainers in these expanded markets.”
Elvis Lives is a combined multimedia and live musical journey which carries the audience through four different stages in Elvis’ career and life. Finalists from EPE’s annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest are featured in the show to represent Elvis in each of these stages. The October show’s will feature 2009 winner Bill Cherry and 2009 finalist Leo Days, as well as 2010’s and 2011’s second place winners Kevin Mills and Ben Klein, respectively. Also incorporated within the show are a live band, back-up singers, dancers, and media/imagery made available from the Graceland archives. Audiences will be able to see never-before-seen exhibits of life-size images of Elvis’s stage-wear that will be on display for viewing in the lobbies of each theatre.
The Chief Operating Officer of On Stage Touring, Brian Bringer, was quoted as saying, “The partnership between On Stage Touring and EPE provides the only authentic touring showcase of Elvis tribute artists for fans who want to experience the music and live performance charisma of one of the most popular recording artists in history. Our thriving production showcases each performer portraying Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, 1960s, his movie career and his concert years, so it is the complete musical package.”