Rock ’n’ roll mega star Elvis Presley is to ‘perform’ at Leeds arena.
Nearly 40 years after his death, the singer, nicknamed ‘The King’, will appear on screen in a live concert featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, at the city’s First Direct Arena this November.
The tour follows the critical and commercial success of Presley’s album If I Can Dream, which uses archive recordings of The King’s voice featuring new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits. Released late last year, the album was Presley’s 12th UK number one album and his 50th to hit the UK top 10.
The shows will allow fans a chance that many have never had before – to experience the man who changed the course of popular music and the biggest selling solo artist in history, who has sold a billion records worldwide, performing his most well-known ‘rocking’ songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads ‘live’.
If I Can Dream was produced by executive producer, Don Reedman, Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises. Priscilla Presley will be also be making a very special appearance at the arena shows. She said: “What an honour for me to present for the live debut of what has become a very prestigious and beloved album along with other favourites backed by a full symphony orchestra.”
If I Can Dream comes to the First Direct Arena on November 18. For details visit www.firstdirectarena.com.