2013 Graceland Media Tour
Visitors to Elvis Presley’s Graceland
in Memphis will have two new exhibits to enjoy in 2013 that explore various sides of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll - from his iconic status as the King of Las Vegas to his love of Hawaii.
To help promote these exciting new exhibits, a team of representatives from Graceland will be taking “Elvis on Tour” as they appear on local radio and television shows and meet with travel writers in key media markets across the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest and other key domestic media markets. A majority of these markets are within driving distance of Memphis, one of America’s most affordable vacation destinations that offers more than just an authentic Elvis experience with a tour of Graceland, but the blues of Beale Street and the best BBQ on both sides of the Mississippi River.
Elvis is known as the “King of Bling” and coming along for the ride on this Elvis Presley’s Graceland media tour are several shiny artifacts from the three new exhibits.
Photos and video of these artifacts and the exhibit spaces are available for download below for use in on-air, online and print coverage of these appearances and any advance promotion. Due to the priceless nature of
these artifacts, they will not be on display at any location in your
market and can be seen on display at Graceland in Memphis, less than a
day’s drive from your city and an affordable vacation destination for
the entire family.
- Aloha from Hawaii Cape
Elvis Presley makes television and entertainment history with his Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Via Satellite special on January 14, 1973. Elvis wears this cape on stage during his Honolulu concert that is beamed live around the world as the first satellite televised global concert where more people saw Elvis’s performance than man landing on the moon.
- Elvis Pendant
The Elvis Pendant is a gold and onyx pendant given to Elvis by the Kui Lee Cancer Fund as a 'Thank You' for bringing awareness and raising funds for their organization by performing for the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert in 1973. He wore this pendant during those legendary performances.
- Gretsch Country Gentleman Guitar
Elvis used this guitar in a series of concerts at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in 1969, kicking off a new era in entertainment where big name artists took up residence at Vegas venues.
- International Belt
Cast in silver, gold plated and studded with diamonds, sapphires and rubies, this belt worn by Elvis was awarded to him for breaking all pre-existing attendance records in Las Vegas, helping usher in a new era of destination entertainment.
In the event you wish to provide viewers/listeners with tickets to tour Graceland, we can provide up to 5 vouchers for two free tickets and can mail these to you in advance or deliver in person during the day of the on-air appearance.
A special coupon has been set up for your viewers and listeners and you can either link from your own website or send them directly to Elvis.com/coupon
Feel free to 'tweet' in advance to the appearance of these rare artifacts on your show, follow the king on Twitter or on Facebook where Elvis has over 7 million plus followers – and growing! The Graceland social media team typically re-tweets media outlets during the tour, @ElvisPresley
is the verified official Twitter account and you’ll find the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on Facebook at Facebook.com/Elvis
. Plus, check out Elvis items featured on Pinterest
or +1 Elvis on Google+
Download the 2013 Graceland Exhibits Press Release
Download the Graceland Exhibit Info Sheet
Below are photos of the artifacts the Graceland media team will be bringing on their tour in addition to photos of Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion in Memphis. To download and save a photo below, simply right click on the photo and 'save picture as.'
Below are photos of the Graceland mansion and the three new exhibits. To download and save a photo below, simply right click on the photo and 'save picture as.'
Below is information for downloading Graceland b-roll:
User IP address: 22.214.171.124
20 (data transfer) to download