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:: Spotlight :: Elvis Presley - “The Wonder Of You" Australian Arena Tour 2017

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Australian audiences should prepare themselves to experience what will be a triumphant celebration of Elvis Presley and his music, in a way that many have never before. Music fans will be totally immersed in the world of Elvis and once again, be captivated by the man who changed the course of popular music, in this world-class concert event. Elvis Presley is the highest selling solo artist in history (having sold an astonishing one billion records worldwide) and this concert spectacular, The Wonder Of You will feature 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 hit songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads.

Following the 2015 release of the worldwide #1 Sony Music Legacy Recordings album, If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, comes this thrilling announcement. It will feature Elvis Presley on state of the art screens, specially designed for this arena tour and backed by a full 40 piece symphony orchestra for a national arena tour of Australia in 2017. Chong Lim, one of Australia’s foremost musical directors, will lead the orchestra into a stunning live performance. These multiple concert dates will follow hot on the heels of a sold out arena tour in the United Kingdom in November 2016 and recently announced European arena shows in 2017, which are selling fast.

Priscilla Presley commented, "What an honour for us to be able to produce 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.

To coincide with the tour announcement, Sony Music Entertainment Australia will release of The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, on October 21st, 2016. This remarkable new album is the follow up to last year’s huge global phenomenon If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which topped charts worldwide and sold over 1.5 million copies. The Wonder Of You focuses on the iconic artist’s unmistakable voice with lush new orchestral accompaniment. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with acclaimed producers Don Reedman and Nick Patrick, the album features Elvis’ most dramatic original performances augmented with lush new arrangements by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Standout tracks include ‘Suspicious Minds’, a sultry new version of the ‘A Big Hunk O’ Love,’ the glorious ‘Amazing Grace,’ the heartfelt emotion on ‘Kentucky Rain,’ a stunning new take on the classic ‘Always On My Mind,’ and the fun, upbeat ‘I’ve Got A Think About You Baby.’

These Australian shows 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 & RCM Touring Productions.

AUSTRALIAN ARENA TOUR DATES

Friday 26th May
Perth Arena, Perth
Tickets available from 10.00am, Wednesday 19th October
www.ticketek.com.au

Sunday 28th May
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tickets available from 10.00am, Wednesday 19th October
www.ticketek.com.au

Thursday, 1st June
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Tickets available from 10.00am, Wednesday 19th October
www.ticketek.com.au

Friday 2nd June
ICC Theatre, Sydney
Tickets available from 10.00am, Wednesday 19th October
www.ticketek.com.au

Friday 9th June
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets available from 10.00am, Wednesday 19th October
www.ticketek.com.au

Sunday 11th June
Derwent Entertainment Centre, Tasmania
Tickets available from 10.00am, Wednesday 19th October
www.ticketmaster.com.au

For more information, visit

www.elvislive.com.au