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ELVIS LIVES: "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event" Announces More Than 100 Performances Nationwide

June 20, 2012

On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., announced today that it will kick off their 2012/2013 touring season of ELVIS LIVES: "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event" in Wilmington, DE on October 2, 2012. Due to incredible demand from audiences coast to coast, this season’s tour will travel to sixty cities, presenting 100 performances, more than triple the number of last season’s tour.

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 never-before-seen 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 Scott Williams, Vice President of Marketing for Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

“The partnership between On Stage Touring and Elvis Presley Enterprises 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 Brian Brigner, Chief Operating Officer of 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.”

The kick-off in Wilmington, DE, on October 2, 2012, will be part of an eight show performance week in celebration of the 100th Season Anniversary of the DuPont Theatre. The nationwide tour is scheduled to begin in January 2013 with performances in over 60 markets. On Stage has retained Columbia Artists Theatricals to further develop and expand the markets for the tour.

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

January 20, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Peabody Auditorium
January 23, 2013
COLUMBIA, SC
Koger Center for the Arts
January 24, 2013
COLUMBIA, SC
Koger Center for the Arts
January 25, 2013
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center Theatre
February 7, 2013
ROCKFORD, IL
Coronado Theater
February 8, 2013
MILWAUKEE, WI
Milwaukee Theatre
February 9, 2013
CINCINNATI, OH
Procter & Gamble Hall
February 21, 2013
HUNTSVILLE, AL
Von Braun Center
February 23, 2013
GALVESTON, TX
The Grand 1894 Opera House
February 24, 2013
GALVESTON, TX
The Grand 1894 Opera House
March 1, 2013
MODESTO, CA
Gallo Center for the Arts
March 2, 2013
MODESTO, CA
Gallo Center for the Arts
March 3, 2013
PALM DESERT, CA
McCallum Theater for Performing Arts
March 7, 2013
LINCOLN, NE
Lied Center for Performing Arts Main Stage
March 8, 2013
LINCOLN, NE
Lied Center for Performing Arts Main Stage
March 12, 2013
UTICA, NY
Stanley Theater
March 13, 2013
SALISBURY, MD
Wicomico Civic Center
March 14, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
Ferguson Center for the Arts
March 15, 2013
ROANOKE, VA
Roanoke Civic Center Theatre
March 18, 2013
BISMARCK, ND
Bismarck Civic Center Arena
March 19, 2013
FARGO, ND
Fargodome
March 20, 2013
WAUSAU, WI
Grand Theater on Artsblock
March 21, 2013
GREEN BAY, WI
Cofrin Family Hall
March 22, 2013
DAVENPORT, IA
Adler Theater
March 23, 2013
ROSEMONT, IL
Akoo Theatre at Rosemont
March 25, 2013
OWENSBORO, KY
Riverpark Center Auditorium
March 26, 2013
ASHLAND, KY
Paramount Arts Center
March 28, 2013
AUGUSTA, GA
William B Bell Auditorium
March 29, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA
Heinz Hall for Performing Arts
March 30, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA
Heinz Hall for Performing Arts
April 1, 2013
MORGANTOWN, WV
Creative Arts Center
April 4, 2013
SAGINAW, MI
Heritage Theater
April 6, 2013
SCHENECTADY, NY
Proctors Theater
April 7, 2013
NEW LONDON, CT
Garde Arts Center
April 9, 2013
WHEELING, WV
Capitol Music Hall
April 11, 2013
PADUCAH, KY
Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center Main Hall
April 12, 2013
PADUCAH, KY
Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center Main Hall
April 14, 2013
BATON ROUGE, LA
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for Performing Arts
April 16, 2013
ABILENE, TX
Abilene Civic Center
April 17, 2013
AMARILLO, TX
Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
April 18, 2013
AMARILLO, TX
Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
April 19, 2013
LUBBOCK, TX
Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
April 20, 2013
LUBBOCK, TX
Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
April 23, 2013
JACKSON, MS
Thalia Mara Hall
April 24, 2013
JACKSON, MS
Thalia Mara Hall
April 27, 2013
EL PASO, TX
The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center
April 28, 2013
ALTO, NM
The Spencer Theater
May 1, 2013
BAKERSFIELD, CA
Bakersfield Convention Center Rabobank Theater
May 3, 2013
RENO, NV
Pioneer Center for Performing Arts
May 4, 2013
RENO, NV
Pioneer Center for Performing Arts
May 5, 2013
RENO, NV
Pioneer Center for Performing Arts


See the complete schedule by clicking here and to purchase tickets directly from individual theaters, please visit ELVISLIVEStour.com or contact your local authorized box office or official ticketing agency. ELVIS LIVES fans are also invited to enter the “ELVIS LIVES” sweepstakes for a chance to win a seven-day cruise for two in an ocean view stateroom on board Norwegian Epic. For more information, visit www.elvislivestour.com.