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Lisa Marie Presley Hits The Road This Fall with Free Concert at Memphis' Levitt Shell

August 26, 2013



Lisa Marie Presley will kick off the third leg of her “Storm & Grace” tour on August 27, including a free concert at the Levitt Shell in Memphis, where Elvis performed on July 30, 1954. For a list of Presley's upcoming tour dates visit LisaMariePresley.com/Tour.

Tickets are on sale now for the tour. VIP packages are available at select venues and include admission to the concert, a meet & greet and preshow Q&A/sound check, limited-edition items and more. Additional dates will be announced. Presley also plans to hit the road in early 2014 and is gearing up to record new material in the year ahead.

The extensive North American run will include a night at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (September 1), a free show at Levitt Shell in Memphis (September 21) and an evening at City Winery in New York City (October 13). She will also perform at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville on September 20 as part of the 14th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, curated by the Americana Music Association and presented by Nissan.

On her upcoming tour, Presley will be introducing fans to her new charity partner, World Vision.  Working in approximately 100 countries for over 60 years, World Vision addresses the root causes of poverty through, community development, disaster preparedness and response, and advocacy.  By asking her fans to join her in making the world a better place for children, Lisa is adding her voice to other World Vision artists, whose fans have already sponsored over one million children. Presley and her family sponsor children in Zambia, Myanmar, Ghana and Kenya.
 
“I am very excited to align myself and this tour with World Vision,” said Lisa Marie Presley, a longtime children’s advocate. “There will be a display table set up at each show with picture folders of children from all over the world who desperately need to be sponsored, which can be done simply by donating $35 a month. And sponsors can personally correspond with their sponsored children. I will consider it my personal duty to get as many of these children sponsored at each show as possible.”
 
"We are thrilled to partner with Lisa as she embarks on the Storm & Grace tour," said Michael Bianchi, Director of World Vision Artists.  "Her passion to ensure the well being of children around the world is a perfect fit with our mission. We look forward to doing great things together!"
 
You can check out Presley performing “Over Me,” the latest single from "Storm & Grace," in her new video, which can be seen here. Directed by Peter Zavadil (Lady Antebellum, The Black Keys, Eric Church), the clip was shot last fall during her show at Nashville’s Exit/In and recently premiered on CMT. Details on Presley’s upcoming live in-concert television special will be announced shortly.
 
During her first-ever visit to Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, Lisa shot a live video for “Weary,” another track from "Storm & Grace." The historic studio, considered by many to be the birthplace of rock & roll, was where her father, Elvis Presley, made his first recordings six decades ago.
 
Produced by 12-time GRAMMY winner T Bone Burnett, "Storm & Grace" marks Presley’s Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut and follows 2005's "Now What" and her Gold-certified debut album, "To Whom It May Concern" (2003).
 
Reviews of "Storm & Grace"

Rolling Stone
“Storm & Grace is the album she was born to make – a raw, powerful country, folk and blues collection that finds her embracing her Southern roots and family name.”

Spinner.com
“Presley has made the strongest album of her career … It's a moody masterpiece, exploring the demons and angels of her life to the tune of country-spiced downbeat pop.”


Memphis’ Commercial Appeal
“A homecoming: a sumptuous album of country-soul, blues, and roots oriented songs that confirm her Southern lineage.”