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Elvis in Concert, Rare Exhibition of Memorabilia

Elvis Presley in Concert & Rare Exhibition of Priceless Memorabilia

Elvis Presley In Concert, the stunning theatrical production that reunites former band mates live on stage alongside Elvis, as he performs a full concert on a giant video screen in Christchurch on Wednesday 18 October at the Westpac Arena

The Elvis Presley In Concert concept is to present an authentic as possible Elvis Presley concert. The producers edited together a collection of Elvis' finest concert performances that exist on film and video and removed virtually all sound from the footage except for Elvis' vocal. The Elvis footage is projected on a large video screen. On stage a 16-piece orchestra and a group of Elvis' original band mates from the concert era of his career and other cast members perform live with the Elvis video.

All music heard in the concert production is performed live except for Elvis' voice. On either side of the Elvis performance screen are screens that carry live action from the stage. From the first song it's magic. You're at a real Elvis concert.

Part of this very special concert experience includes a rare exhibition of Elvis Presley memorabilia, which will be on show for ticket-holders from 6.30pm inside each venue. The exhibit includes original Elvis costumes and other concert-related items from the Graceland archives.

The Elvis exhibit items are priceless and as such are being escorted to Christchurch by Graceland curators and security. While in Christchurch the items will be kept in a climate controlled environment and guarded around the clock by a team of security guards.

Expect to see some of Elvis’ most recognisable costumes:

White Tunic (1969)
Tunic top from a white two-piece concert outfit Elvis wore in 1969. His two-piece outfits – tunic top and pants with long cloth belt – were inspired by the style of karate uniforms. (Karate was one of Elvis's longtime key interests.) These stage outfits were introduced in 1969 and were the predecessor to the famous and (and ever more elaborate through the years) jumpsuits that were introduced in 1970.

Shirt/Pants/Belt Ensemble (1970)
Red puffed-sleeve shirt, black pinstriped pants, red/black leather studded belt with chains. An ensemble featured in the on-stage rehearsal segment of the concert film Elvis, That's The Way It Is (MGM, 1970). A photo of Elvis in this outfit is featured on the original movie poster, which is also part of the exhibit.

That's The Way It Is Concert Jumpsuit – White with Beaded Fringe (1970)
One of many concert jumpsuits from 1970. One of several featured in the concert film Elvis, That's The Way It Is (MGM, 1970). Performances from this film, some of which feature Elvis wearing this outfit, are an extensive part of the Elvis performance footage presented in the current Elvis Presley In Concert touring production.

Elvis on Tour Purple Concert Jumpsuit & "Owl" Belt (1972)
One of several jumpsuits Elvis wore in the concert film Elvis on Tour (MGM, 1972). Purple with silver studding. Matching belt with "owl" design on the buckle. Also part of the exhibit are a casual shirt Elvis wore in the film and an original Elvis On Tour movie poster. Some footage from Elvis On Tour is featured in the current Elvis Presley In Concert touring production.

"Madison Square Garden" Concert Jumpsuit & Cape (1972)
White with brass studs and gold satin accents (1972). One of the jumpsuits Elvis wore during his triumphant multi-show, sell-out engagement at Madison Square Garden in New York, June 1972. This outfit is featured on the cover of the soundtrack album.

Aloha from Hawaii "Arrival" Suit (1973)
Off-white corduroy jacket and print shirt Elvis wore during the "helicopter arrival" sequence of his 1973 television special Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii. In its live and tape-delay original broadcasts in 1973, the TV special was seen by 1.5 billion people in 40 countries. The soundtrack album and an original audience ticket from this performance are exhibited along with the arrival outfit. Performance footage of Elvis in his famous American Eagle jumpsuit from this special is featured extensively in the current Elvis Presley In Concert touring production.

IF YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ELVIS PRESLEY PERFORM IN CONCERT THIS IS THE CLOSEST YOU’LL EVER GET - YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOUR EYES!

CHRISTCHURCH WESTPAC ARENA
WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER

Tickets available from Ticketek phone (03) 377 88 99 or www.ticketek.com
For more information go to www.dcegroup.com or www.elvis.com

‘Elvis Presley In Concert’ Australasian tour is presented by
Dainty Consolidated Entertainment

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Elvis Presley In Concert is a presentation of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.(EPE) and is produced for EPE by Stig Edgren and SEG Events.

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.Elvis.com . EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ National Market System (NMS) under the ticker symbol CKXE.

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