Elvis is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, and often referred to as "The King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King." ELVIS never performed live in Australia, and the Wonder Of You Australian Arena Tour is the closest thing you will get to seeing Elvis in concert.
It will be a triumphant celebration of Elvis Presley™ and his music, in a way that many have never before seen. 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 changed the course of popular music
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 recognisable 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.
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 for November 2016.
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 organisation. She says it's an honour 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.
Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, TN. Photo: jasonhbratton76.wordpress.com
Left: Elvis wearing the black leather suit during the '68 Comeback Special. Right: The suit on display in the Trophy Building at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, TN. Photo: jasonhbratton76.wordpress.com
The Wonder Of You focuses on the iconic artist's unmistakable voice with lush new orchestral accompaniment. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London 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.
ELVIS sold in excess of 1 billion records making him the largest selling solo artist of all time
ELVIS's recordings include 131 albums and singles which have reached gold, platinum or multi-platinum status
ELVIS recorded over 600 songs during his career
ELVIS was nominated 14 times for the Grammy Awards, won three and also won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
ELVIS starred in 31 feature films and musicals
ELVIS's Aloha from Hawaii TV-special was watched by 1.5 billion people across the world. A number higher than the viewership of the moon landing
ELVIS sold out 636 consecutive shows in Las Vegas
ELVIS never performed live in Australia
Jungle Room at Graceland. Photo: Robert Dye Photography