In May 2017 - 50 years since the year Elvis & Priscilla Presley were married – music fans will have an opportunity that many have never had before – to experience the man who changed the course of popular music – the biggest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records worldwide), in a live concert experience – "The Wonder of You," featuring the most recognizable voice of all time with a full symphony orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll’s most well-known rock 'n' roll songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads – with a very special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley.
Following on from the 2015 release of the chart-topping Sony Music Legacy Recordings album "If I Can Dream," which sold in excess of a million units in the United Kingdom and Europe and a scheduled follow-up album titled "The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra," comes the announcement of the world exclusive live concert experience featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen and backed by a full symphony orchestra for a ten date arena tour in Europe in May 2017. The European dates will follow hot on the heels of six arena concerts in the United Kingdom in November 2016, which are all set to be sold out.
The critically-acclaimed "If I Can Dream" release, as well as its successor album, feature archive recordings of the king’s voice, and new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits along with several surprises, in a variety of styles that Elvis embraced - from rock to gospel to country and ballads - to create an overwhelmingly encapsulating and enthralling experience.
"If I Can Dream" and "The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" were both produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman and executive produced by Priscilla Presley, Don Reedman and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Priscilla Presley, who will also appear on stage in person at the arena shows commented, "What an honor for me to be able to produce and present a live concert experience that evolved out of what has become a very prestigious and beloved album backed by a full and rich symphony orchestra.” Actress, producer, author and entrepreneur Priscilla Presley was instrumental in turning Graceland into a world-renowned attraction and Elvis Presley Enterprises into a highly successful entertainment, licensing and merchandising organization. As an actress, Priscilla Presley is known for her memorable roles in "Dallas" and "The Naked Gun" movies.
These European performances will be a musical celebration of the legend for whom superlatives weren’t enough and who continues to break records.
"The Wonder of You," live in concert, is produced by Elvis Presley Enterprises. The European concert tour is produced by GEA Live.
The new album "The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" is set for release on October 21, 2016.
Tour Dates Europe 2017
May 10th – Rotterdam, Ahoy
May 12th – Sweden, Malmo Arena
May 13th – Denmark, Herning – Jyske Bank Boxen
May 15th – Germany, Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 16th – Germany, Oberhausen – Koenig-Pilsener Arena
May 18th – Switzerland, Zurich – Hallenstadion
May 19th – Belgium, Brussels – Palais 12
May 20th – Germany, Frankfurt, Festhalle
May 21st – Germany, Munich, Olympiahalle
May 22nd – Austria, Vienna, Wiener Stadthalle
Tickets go on sale September 16. Click here to buy tickets.