Due to the overwhelming success of the 2012 exhibition "The Elvis Experience" and the show "Elvis Presley In Concert" both are returning to Brazil in 2013
"The Elvis Experience" - the largest exhibition of personal items from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll ever displayed outside of the United States that debuted in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012 and became one of the most successful exhibitions ever held in Brazil is returning May 16 through July 2 to Porto Alegre, Brazil. Seen by over 100 thousand people in Sao Paulo, the exhibition is now being mounted in Barra Shopping South and will showcase hundreds of items from Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. The Brazilian company 2Share Entertainment will once again produce the exhibition.
"Elvis Presley in Concert," the worldwide popular production featuring various Elvis Presley band members onstage interacting with Elvis on screen is also returning to Brazil. In 2012 the show had six sold out presentations in Brasilia, Rio and Sao Paulo – and was seen by more than 50 thousand people. The new tour will include nine shows in seven cities beginning in October in Brasilia and continuing to Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Sao Paulo (which hosts two shows), Curitiba and Porto Alegre.
"There are currently many Elvis Presley fan clubs in South America and Graceland has received in recent years an ever increasing number of visitors from Brazil. This has motivated us to take that exhibition to a larger number of cities and reach a wider audience, who otherwise could not share that emotion,” stated Rafael Reisman, President of 2Share Entertainment.
"Based on the huge success of the Elvis Experience in 2012 in Sao Paulo, we are thrilled to be opening the exhibit again in Brazil. This unique and rare loan of artifacts from our collection at Graceland, in addition to the staging of the concert experience, is a fantastic continuation of Elvis in Brazil," said Jack Soden, CEO and President of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. "Currently, on Elvis' Facebook page, South America ranks third in the number of international fans, just behind the United Kingdom and Mexico, and this allows us to share Elvis' rich life and legacy with them."
The Elvis Presley Experience Among the items that will be displayed are Elvis’ red MG automobile as featured in his classic film “Blue Hawaii,” a gold plated rotary dial telephone from Elvis’ upstairs bedroom, and his signature white suit featured in the closing number of his 1968 television special now referred to as “The ’68 Special.” Also traveling from Memphis to Brazil are many of Elvis’ iconic jumpsuits.
Elvis Presley In Concert Elvis Presley In Concert is a first of its kind production that reunites former Elvis band mates live on stage with a state of the art video-projected Elvis. In his lifetime, Elvis' only concerts outside the United States were five shows in three Canadian cities in 1957. A world tour was an unrequited dream for Elvis and his fans. Elvis fans, new audiences and even the most cynical of critics have been thoroughly wowed since 1998. Tours have included many American dates, highlighted by a three-show smash at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Outside the US, there have been several tours of Europe with sell-outs at London's famed Wembley Arena, and tours to Australia and Japan. In 1998, Elvis-The Concert was designated a Guiness World Record as the first live tour headlined by a performer who is no longer living.
The show's 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 some 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.
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 other main criterion for selecting from these films is that they were originally recorded in multi-track. Thus, the producers are able to drop all sound from the footage, then return to the footage the isolated track that recorded only from Elvis' microphone in these exact concert performances. 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.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a division of CORE Media Group, Inc., is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com.
For ticket information, please visit www.elvis2013.com.br