Elvis Lives !
No the man himself, unfortunately, but a huge collection of artefacts that tell the story of his life as a touring artist.
Elvis on Tour: The Exhibition at The O2 arena is a follow-up to Elvis at The O2, a show seen by 200,000 visitors in 2014 and 2015. Elvis’ widow, Priscilla Presley, describes being overwhelmed by the huge numbers’ of fans who attented the first exhibition.
‘Elvis was beloved by his fans and they also meant the world to him,’ she says. ‘We are delighted that this carefully curated selection of over 200 artefacts will give them the opportunity to gain a greater insight into his life.’
After a phenomenally successful first few years, the 1960s were a trickier time for Presley, who shifted his focus to films and didn’t perform live for almost a decade.
A one-off Christmas TV broadcast turned things around for Presley, and his subsequent American tour was attended by record-breaking crowds. Elvis on Tour displays costumes, guitars and more from that tour, including many jumpsuits, a look that became a trademark of Presley’s live act during this period.
It’s been 40 years since Presley died at his home in Memphis, Tennesee, aged just 42, but the passing of time has done little to diminish the fervour of his legions of fans around the world.
Elvis On Tour, like Elvis at The O2, will keep that memory alive.
To book for this exhibition, please go here: Elvis on Tour