Elvis Presley In Concert - Australian Tour Dates

By: Elvis Australia
Source: DCE
June 13, 2006 - 1:15:00 PM
Elvis News


Elvis Presley In Concert will tour Australia in October 2006 performing to legions of Elvis fans in Perth (6th), Adelaide (8th), Melbourne (10th), Brisbane (12th) and Sydney (14th). Although originally considered, at this time there are no plans for the concert to visit New Zealand.

The 2006 production has a dynamic set list similar to the sold out 1999 Australian tour, with additional songs and an even bigger stage production. Another addition to the 2006 tour is for the first time ever, the show will be accompanied by a select exhibit of original Elvis costumes and other concert-related items from the Graceland archives.

There will be official pre-sale ticketing and exclusive ticket packages that include premium seats, a meet and greet with TCB Band and more ... available to purchase online now at ElvisWorldTour.com

- Pre-Sale - Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney
- Elvis Presley In Concert Pre-Sale For Perth
- Pricing For Presale and Exclusive Ticket Packages

Standard tickets for the Perth concert go on sale on Monday 26th June from Ticketek. The Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney concerts will all go on sale Thursday 6th July from Ticketek.

2006 Tour Dates

Date Location Status
October 6, 2006 Perth Burswood Dome Presale date June 22
Public on sale June 26th
October 8, 2006 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Presale date June 28
Public on sale July 6th
October 10, 2006 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena Presale date June 28
Public on sale July 6th
October 12, 2006 Brisbane Entertainment Centre Presale date June 28
Public on sale July 6th
October 14, 2006 Sydney Acer Arena Presale date June 28
Public on sale July 6th

National Tour Dates

Fri 6 Oct - Perth Burswood Dome
- On sale Monday 26th June

Sun 8 Oct - Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
Tue 10 Oct - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena.
Thu 12 Oct - Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
Sat 14 Oct - Sydney Acer Arena. (formally Sydney SuperDome)
- Tickets On sale Thursday 6th July

Tickets available from Ticketek phone 132 849 or www.ticketek.com

Elvis Presley In Concert - Australia
Paying Tribute To The Greatest Entertainer In Music History

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, continues its historic and critically acclaimed world tour with the announcement of Australian tour dates.

Elvis Presley In Concert will tour Australia in October 2006 performing to legions of Elvis fans in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

This is, in effect, Elvis' first-ever world concert tour, which began in America in 1998 and has since performed sold-out tours in Europe, Japan, Australia and the US. The 2006 production has a dynamic set list similar to the sold out 1999 Australian tour, with additional songs and an even bigger stage production. Another addition to the 2006 tour is for the first time ever, the show will be accompanied by a select exhibit of original Elvis costumes and other concert-related items from the Graceland archives.

In his lifetime Elvis' only concerts outside the United States were five shows Canada in 1957. A world tour was an unrequited dream for Elvis and his fans. Long after the superstar's death, the dream has come true with the production Elvis Presley In Concert which has had critics raving ...

'The concert was something more than a musical event...it was an encounter with a phenomenon who radiated charisma. New York Times

'Elvis - The Concert.....the Eighth Wonder of the World.' '... such was the power of the music, the voice, the legend, it was hard to resist being sucked into its vortex of high emotion'. London Daily Tellegraph

'The sights and sounds were dramatic, and maybe too real'. Newsweek

'You're in for something different - unlike anything you've ever seen'. Entertainment Weekly

'When Elvis finally left the building, he took plenty of satisfied customers with him'. Los Angeles Times 

'...the crowds ready to rush the stage...willing to succumb to the illusion!' London Times

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.

The original Elvis band mates in this production are: Joe Guercio (musical director/conductor), Myrna Smith (vocals) of The Sweet Inspirations, Ed Enoch (vocals) of J.D. Sumner & The Stamps, and the TCB Band : James Burton (lead guitar), Glen D. Hardin (piano), Jerry Scheff (bass guitar), and Ronnie Tutt (drums).

Today, people are accustomed to seeing giant video screens used in live concerts to bring the star closer to the audience. Elvis' recorded voice and his on-screen presence are so powerful, the interaction with the live musicians and singers so seamless, the audience reaction so intense that, a few songs into the show, one can almost forget that Elvis isn't really there in person. Everything in terms of staging, set design, lighting, sound, and overall production is as if Elvis were alive and back out on the road.

The audience response to this concept has been overwhelming. Long-time Elvis fans who attended actual Elvis concerts say they feel that same original excitement and electricity. The fans who never got to see him perform, many of whom were born after Elvis' death, say it is a dream-come-true experience they thought had been lost to them forever. The production is so authentic and so well done that there are moments in the show when even Elvis' own band mates and members of the production team almost think Elvis is really back in the building!

Elvis concert footage for the show comes primarily from material shot for the MGM concert films Elvis, That's The Way It Is (1970) and Elvis on Tour (1972) and from the historic 1973 global television special Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite. This footage contains some of Elvis' finest performances from the big concert era of his career, the era that is celebrated by the Elvis Presley In Concert production. The 1970-1973 footage shows Elvis at the pinnacle of his superstardom, at the height of his powers as a concert performer, and in top form physically.

If you've never seen Elvis Presley perfom in concert this is the closest you'll ever get - you wont believe your eyes.

The Songs

Act 1

Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey / Opening Vamp
See See Rider (Aloha)
Burning Love (Aloha)
Steamroller Blues (Aloha)
Love Me (Aloha)
I Can't Stop Loving You (Aloha)
Elvis introduces the band.
Johnny B. Goode (Aloha)
You Gave Me a Mountain (Aloha)
That's All Right (TTWII)
Hound Dog (TTWII)
Don't Be Cruel (TTWII)
Heartbreak Hotel (TTWII)
Are You Lonesome Tonight (TTWII)
All Shook Up (TTWII)
Blue Suede Shoes (TTWII)
Love Me Tender (TTWII)
In the Ghetto (TTWII)
Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Performed by The Stamps Quartet.
How Great Thou Art
If I Can Dream ('68 Special)

How Great Thou Art - Elvis' performance audio is his Grammy-winning Memphis 1974 concert recording of this song for which no footage exists. Performance footage from 'Elvis On Tour' is adapted for our show.

Act 2

Sweet Inspiration - Performed by Myrna Smith and the other female vocalists.
Trouble ('68 Special)
Polk Salad Annie (TTWII)
You've Lost That Loving Feeling (TTWII)
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (TTWII)
Mystery Train/Tiger Man (TTWII)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (TTWII)
The Wonder Of You (TTWII)
Suspicious Minds (TTWII)
I'll Remember You (Aloha)
What Now My Love (Aloha)
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Aloha)
A Big Hunk O' Love (Aloha)
My Way (Aloha)
An American Trilogy (Aloha)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Aloha)
Closing Vamp

The Cast

Starring: Elvis Presley (via video)

Musical Director & Conductor: Joe Guercio*

The TCB Band :  James Burton* (lead guitar), Glen D. Hardin* (piano), Jerry Scheff* (bass guitar), and Ronnie Tutt* (drums).

Vocalists: Myrna Smith* of The Sweet Inspirations, Ed Enoch* of J.D. Sumner & The Stamps.

Plus a full Orchestra!

*Indicates an original Elvis band mate

Elvis Presley In Concert Australian tour is presented by Dainty Consolidated Entertainment.

- Elvis Presley In Concert - The New World Tour


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