Elvis Presley Australia News
She was married to the late Elvis Presley for six years, prior to his death in 1977. And in an interview with the Today show's Richard Wilkins, aired Wednesday, Priscilla Presley candidly spoke on life with the iconic singer.
Admitting that she never viewed her husband as a worldwide phenomenon, the 72-year-old revealed a vulnerable and softer side to his persona: 'He poured his heart out to me'. 'I still remember, vividly, picking up the phone, the reaction of not believing it, there was no way I could comprehend…' she said. 'Going back to Graceland and hearing his father wailing, crying, crying out his name, it was probably the most heartbreaking sound I'd ever heard. Priscilla appeared on the Channel Nine breakfast program to promote her upcoming Australian tour in November, that will see her share stories from her fascinating life.
Following the tremendous success of the 'The Wonder Of You' Tour, RCM touring are very excited to announce they will be bringing Priscilla Presley to Australia in November of this year for an intimate 'An Evening With' conversation event.
The nights will be titled Elvis and Me
and will provide fans with rare insight into Priscilla's life with Elvis
. Sign up now for first access at tickets
Jerry Schilling: The tour is going fantastically. We've done Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane, and I gotta tell you, I said it to the audience last night; I feel like I'm back on tour with Elvis! People are dancing in the aisles, having fun and we have this great orchestra conducted by the renowned Chong Lim who is awesome. This 40-piece orchestra has a rhythm section and three singers; it's first class. You look up at the big screen and you see Elvis, and I know it may sound weird, but you feel his presence.
Just some of the reasons why you MUST see the Elvis: The Wonder Of You Australian Tour!
The Wonder Of You Tour of Australia has begun with the first concert in Perth last night with 10,400 Elvis fans in attendance. With Elvis Presley on state of the art screens, specially designed for this arena tour and backed by a full 40 piece symphony orchestra, Elvis is once again back in Australia! Next up is Adelaide Sunday night, followed by, Brisbane, consecutive nights in Sydney and ending with 3 nights in Melbourne through to June 10. These multiple concert dates follow hot on the heels of a sold-out arena tour in the United Kingdom and Europe.
If you have yet to decide, it is easy, do you like the CDs, If I Can Dream
and The Wonder of You
with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra? And/or did you enjoy the 'Elvis The Concert' (1999) and 'Elvis Presley In Concert
' (2006) tours? If you answered yes to either, or especially both, it should be an easy decision!! Tickets are still available in all states. Do you want to spoil yourself a little?
Check out the exciting VIP packages
and be treated like a star by being one of the fortunate few to access the official pre-show party!
WIN a pair of tickets to the 'Elvis, The Wonder Of You' Tour of Australia 2017. View the tour dates below
, then simply complete the entry form and tell us - which Australian capital cities the tour visits. View page
for tour dates. Enter competition here. (Competition closed).
Due to overwhelming demand, two new shows have been added to 'Elvis, The Wonder Of You' Tour of Australia 2017, as the first shows continue to sell out. Tickets are on sale now for the 3rd Melbourne Show and 2nd Sydney show.
Hot off the back of the No 1 UK debut for The Wonder Of You
album, Elvis Presley has broken the all-time Official Albums Chart record with the 13th Number 1 after almost 40 years of his passing. This all-time new record marks the most No. 1 albums achieved by any solo artist in the UK ever and sees The King continue to make history for his second collection of orchestral re-workings of hits.
Due to overwhelming demand, a second Melbourne show will be added to Elvis, The Wonder Of You Australian tour - the additional show will take place on Saturday 10th June, 2017.
Elvis Live Australia and New Zealand in Priscilla's own words.
Australian and New Zealand 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. View concert dates and venues.
Elvis fans, be sure to sign up to the Official Elvis Live mailing list
to gain access to the Exclusive
Pre Sale, and VIP packages
. This is a tour not to be missed! Friday May 26
: Perth Arena Sunday May 28
: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Thursday June 1
: Brisbane Entertainment Centre Friday June 2
: ICC Theatre, Sydney Friday June 9
: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Sunday June 11
: Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart Friday July 7
: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch Sunday July 9
: Vector Arena, Auckland
The Elvis Presley Australian & New Zealand 'The Wonder Of You' tour will be officially announced on Channel Nine's 'Today' show by Richard Wilkins at 7:40am tomorrow morning, October 11th!
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This week, 'Way Down in the Jungle Room' has dropped from No. 38 to No. 62 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart (If I Can Dream is No. 69). On the Official UK Charts, the album has exited the chart, in another part of the UK, Scotland, the album climbed from No. 38 to No. 98 (If I Can Dream is a re-entry at No. 93) . The album also exited the charts in the Netherlands and Switzerland. it dropped from No. 71 to no. 44 in Austria, from and from No. 26 to No. 35 in Belgium.
Australia is the only country so far to take the album into the Top 10.
This week, 'Way Down in the Jungle Room
' has dropped from No. 16 to No. 38 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart
, from No. 22 to No. 26 in Belgium, from No. 86 to No. 96 in the Netherlands, No. 32 to No. 71 in Austria and No. 26 No. 47 in Switzerland. On the Official UK Charts
, the album only dropped one place from No. 67 to No. 68, still in the UK, Scotland, the album climbed from No. 54 to No. 38.
Following our redevelopment of elvis.com.au we are delighted to announce the launch of our new online shop. This new shop is designed to be ultra user friendly, and importantly easy to checkout. But there is so much more!!! Here are the highlights of what the store offers you in functionality.
Unless this is your first visit today, you will have already noticed we have a totally new website design. While we think you will agree it looks great, we can tell you that it is not just a pretty face. For sometime we have wanted to present to you some very important improvements, and in this we have something for everybody. First up we took the advice of those that have told us to 'de-clutter'. We hope you will agree that we have achieved this, however we have designed this change while still giving you easy and quick access to all the popular sections on our website(s) via the intelligent menu systems in the left column and/or at the top of the page, keeping everything just a click away.
Yesterday, [August 25] Sony Music Australia's Elvis By Request: The Australian Fan Edition arrived here - so I thought I'd take a few moments to present a brief review. Worldwide, but with a special emphasis on Australia, fans were able to select from over 800 Elvis performances in online voting earlier this year. The ranked results of that voting determined the contents of 'Elvis By Request', 40 songs spread over two CDs.
Checking on chart statistics we can tell you that Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD is only the second Elvis Presley album since records were reasonably kept [From 1965] to debut at No. 4 in Australia. The other album being Elvis : 2nd To None in 2003, however that album had the benefit of the Rubberneckin' remix single [A No. 3 chart hit] as promotion and also being the follow up to the previous year's ultra-smash hit album, ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits. And it is ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits that holds the record with a No. 1 debut and then four weeks in total at No. 1, and with 60 weeks on the charts. Elvis : 2nd To None was on the chart for 16 weeks and has Gold award sales status. But again, not to be out done, ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits is 2 x Platinum. While it is very hard to achieve Gold status today, we do hope that Elvis By Request can achieve this.
The Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD has debuted at No. 4 on the Australian ARIA Album Charts. This is the equal highest chart position of any release since ELV1S : 30 #1 Hits  10 years ago. Three albums, Elvis : 2nd To None , Elvis : The King  and The Romantic  reached No. 4 however not on debut. From The Heart peaked at No. 5 in 1992 and 'Presley : All Time Greatest Hits' No. 7 the previous year. Elvis Presley : 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 debuted at No. 9 in January 2010. The 'Elvis By Request' album contains the 40 favourite Elvis songs as voted for by his Australian fans. To debut at No. 4 is a most remarkable achievement particularly at this time of year. While the album has benefited from some very clever marketing from Sony Music, all the promotion in the world won't sell a turkey, so clearly the concept has appealed as we expected it would. So with a great concept, title, cover art, fan picked track listing and the massive media coverage of the release we have Elvis riding high on the charts once more.
As we told you last week there would be a huge unprecedented promotion for the 'Elvis By Request' CD. With the release of the album containing the 40 favourite Elvis songs as voted for by 5000 of his Australian fans, Sony Music Australia came up with a very clever and unique way to attract attention and to the release and at the same time to promote Elvis Presley in general. When every song has been remastered, remixed and reissued to mark each Elvis Presley anniversary over the past three decades, it requires a hefty flex of marketing muscle to move more records. So 35 years after the death of the King of rock 'n' roll, it seemed a good idea to introduce one icon to another, a Sydney Harbour Bridge top Elvis tribute as covered by the Channel Seven 'Sunrise' program from 7:30am to 9am with live crosses to the reporter and assembled fans on the bridge every half hour where the album was mentioned, and promoted, then this was followed by more via the 'Morning Show'. Read the full details and
View Sony Music Australia's television commercial for the Elvis : By Request CD.
In June 2012 and over 3 weeks over 5000 Australian fans logged onto www.elvisbyrequest.com.au and voted for their favourite Elvis Presley songs. The votes have been tallied, the CDs manufactured and fans will be able to pick up their copy of Elvis By Request from Thursday, 16th August.
We are now one week away from the August 16 release of the Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD and Sony Music Australia has organized a huge promotion for the release. Be watching the channel 7 'Sunrise' program next Thursday morning, August 16, from 7:30am for what will be the biggest promotion for an Elvis CD release ever and which should make headlines around the world. If you miss it, check this website later in the day for video coverage, and/or the evening TV news. 'Elvis By Request' is as the title suggests a compilation of Elvis' most popular songs as voted for by his Australian fans online between June 4 and July 13, 2012. Fans were able to select their choice from a list containing over 800 Elvis Presley recordings.
Elvis By Request : The Australian Edition CD + Exclusive Fan Edition Poster :
This is a very special 40 track double CD release where Australian Fans vote for their favourite Elvis track from a listing of every master track. This will then turn into a release to mark the 35th Anniversary since Elvis' passing. The voting promotion is from Monday June 4 until Friday July 13 and then from this Sony will get the album track listing for the album. Pre-order the CD online before July 13 for your name to be included with other Australian fans on an exclusive fan edition poster. [To be sent with your CD.] Fans outside Australia may order the CD however only residents of Australia can have their name on, and receive this exclusive poster.
The Mercury newspapers Sunday Edition
- The Sunday Tasmanian
, has run a CD review of the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
on Sunday February 7, 2010. The review by Jarrad Bevan, titled, 'When Elvis Ruled Our Charts' takes up half a page and is in the eGuide Music section on page 22. The CD is rated 4 stars out of 5. 'Listening to these CDs, it's obvious why he was such a huge success and is still adored. Elvis' sound was a blueprint for what would come later, built on a base of Delta blues and hip-shaking gospel. Elvis changed everything: sex, politics and especially music'. Jarrad Bevan
- Read the Review
Review of Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
double CD set by Bruce McMahon of The Courier Mail Newspaper Brisbane, January 30, 2010. The album receives a four star rating (out of five).
Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
has this week debuted within the Top Ten on the Australian albums chart
- at No.9
. Thus making the Top Ten Hits album a Top Ten Hit! Elvis' last Top 10 debut
album was '2nd to None
' which debuted and peaked at No.4 on October 13, 2003, although his last Top Ten album was 'The King
' which peaked at No.4 on August 20, 2007 after a debut at No.22 the previous week.
109,608 Elvis fans visited Australia, online, on January 8, 9, 10, 2010 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the birth of the King Of Rock 'N' Roll. With the huge increase in visitor traffic Elvis Australia has recorded an all time high number of 'unique' visitors for the a month with over 380,000 people visiting our website. Normal monthly traffic is between 240,000 to 300,000 unique visitors per month, over 3 Million Elvis Fans per year.
Kathy McCabe of Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper has reviewed the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD set naming it the album of the week. Read the review.
Sony Music Entertainment have released the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD set in Australia today to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The King's birthday. This double CD set is the first ever Elvis Presley Australian hits compilation. Together with the 50 hit songs, an 18 page booklet containing specially written liner notes and images of original RCA releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release, the set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles chart. While disc one includes many of the familiar hits, disc two features not only the well known hit songs, but also many that are unique to Australia. Below you can view the TV ad that will run from Wednesday January 6 on channels 7, 9, 10. Video: TV Ad for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 (00:30)
Australia's No.1 selling newspaper, Melbourne's Herald Sun has an article today about the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
double CD in it's 'Hit' secton, page 50. The article which takes up most of the page is based on an interview with Elvis Australia's David Troedson. You can read this here
Video: TV Ad for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 (00:30) Above you can view Sony Music's TV ad for the Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 double CD set to be released on January 8, 2010. The ad will run from Wednesday January 6 on channels 7, 9, 10.
I have just been listening to two CDR copies (Disc 1 and 2), made directly from the Sony master for Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
, and they sound fantastic. Not just the songs themselves, not just the quality, but to hear each track in the order that they charted, and then getting into the 60s all of a sudden a 50s recording comes on and it's just magic!!! Read more about this historic release
Sony Music Entertainment will celebrate the 75th anniversary of The King's birthday in style with the release of Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977
in Australia on January 8, 2010. This double CD set is the first ever Elvis Presley Australian hits compilation. Together with the 50 hit
songs, an 18 page booklet containing specially written liner notes and images of original RCA releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release, the set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles charts.
View a photo of Elvis from Memphis Sept 20, 1957 WKNO-TV 'Safety Hit Parade' with a world globe behind showing Australia. Then isten to Elvis greet his Australian fans.
Welcome to a brand new look for www.elvis.com.au
. This is the first change of design in many years. We believe you will find it simpler, quicker and easier to use. For this occasion we have searched and located the earliest known back up snap shot of the front page
of the site from December 6, 1998