FIFTH ANNUAL ELVIS LIVES COAST TO COAST THEATRICAL TOUR BEGINS NEW YEARS EVE IN NEW YORK
2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest Winner Jay Dupuis Joins 2009 and 2013 Winners for First-Time Touring Cast Featuring All Contest Winners.
Las Vegas, Nev. – December 11, 2014 – On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley’s Graceland®, announced today that it will kick off the 2014-2015 touring season of the acclaimed theatrical attraction ELVIS LIVES® “THE ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST EVENT” on New Years Eve with seven performances over five days at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts on Long Island, NY. Jay Dupuis, the newly crowned 2014 winner of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ (EPE) Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will join the touring cast of ELVIS LIVES during its winter/ spring 2015 engagements. American Express® will be providing marketing support and giving fans priority access to tickets for the tour. As of today, 37 performances in 28 different markets are booked for the tour, with several more markets to be added soon.
After a successful 2013/2014 touring season the demand is greater than ever from communities requesting that the ELVIS LIVES tour be presented in their markets. To date, the tour has been to over 120 markets throughout North America performing for over 200,000 people during the past four tour cycles. This past year the tour won Best Touring or Stationary Award category for the best live entertainment attraction featuring an Elvis tribute. The tour will continue into April and be presented in many new cities across the United States while also returning to several fan favorite markets for the second, third and fourth time.
ELVIS LIVES, which continues to capture the imagination 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 EPE’s annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, each representing Elvis during different stages in his career. The high energy show features, Bill Cherry, Dean Z and Jay Dupuis, Ultimate winners of 2009, 2013 and 2014 respectively, as the principle cast for the winter/spring production of Elvis Lives. This year marks the first time in the touring production’s five-year history that all three Elvis tribute artists are winners of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest. They will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist. Iconic media and imagery, including content made available from the Graceland archives is integrated into the stage production, as well as the popular exhibit of life-size images of Elvis’ stage-wear will be on display in the lobby of each theater hosting a performance.
“The partnership between On Stage Touring and Graceland 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,” said Elliot Ordower, Producer of Elvis Lives for On Stage. “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.”
Visit http://www.elvislivestour.com/ to see updated performance dates and markets for the 2014/2015 tour of ELVIS LIVES and to purchase tickets directly from individual theaters, or contact your local authorized box office or official ticketing agency. American Express Cardmembers receive access to American Express Seating. Preferred Seating is also available to eligible Cardmembers.
ELVIS LIVES fans are also invited to enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a seven-day cruise for two in an ocean view stateroom on board the Norwegian Epic. For more information, visit http://www.elvislivestour.com/.
2014-2015 ELVIS LIVES SCHEDULE
December 31-January 4 Patchogue, NY Patchogue Theater
January 6-8 Myrtle Beach, SC Legends in Concert Theater
January 9 Fort Lauderdale, FL Hard Rock Hotel (Private)
January 10 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
January 11 Erie, PA Warner Theater
January 20 Punta Gorda, FL Charlotte Harbor Event Center
January 22 Dothan, AL Dothan Civic Center
January 23 St Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
January 24 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts
January 29 Lexington, KY Opera House
January 30 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theater
January 31 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theater
February 4 San Antonio, TX The Majestic Theatre
February 6 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
February 7 Longview, TX Belcher Center
February 8 Austin, TX Long Center
February 10 Beaumont, TX J. Rodgers Theatre
February 11 Ft Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
February 12 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
February 13-14 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
February 15 Eau Claire, WI Eau Claire Arts Center
February 17 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Theater
February 18 Columbus, OH Palace Theater
February 19 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Rocksino
February 20 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
February 21 Joliet, IL Rialto Square Theater
February 22 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theater
March 20-21 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort
On Stage Touring, producers of Elvis Lives, continues to be represented by Columbia Artists Theatricals to further develop and expand the markets for the tour. Contact info: [email protected] and 917.206.4600. For more information visit: http://www.columbiaartiststheatricals.com/.
About On Stage Touring, LLC
Elvis Lives is produced by On Stage Touring, LLC, subsidiary of the company that produces Legends in Concert, which began in 1983 with a limited six-week engagement in Las Vegas, and now celebrates 31 years of success. Featuring live re-creations of superstars of yesterday and today, with performers singing with their own natural voices and backed by a live rockin’ band and the Legends singers and dancers, Legends in Concert is a one-of-a-kind concert experience. The success of the show has afforded On Stage the ability to bring the live celebrity tribute spectacular to many tourist markets. In addition to Las Vegas, On Stage produces Legends shows in such markets as Myrtle Beach, Branson, in Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Theater, in Foxwoods Resort Casino, and on the high seas aboard the Norwegian EPIC. For more information on Legends and On Stage, visit http://www.legendsinconcert.com/
About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including the recently-announced Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. In 2013, Graceland was voted the #1 Iconic American Attraction by USA Today and 10Best.com readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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