One of Elvis’ closest friends, Jerry Schilling, has been announced as Special Guest for the upcoming The Very Best of Elvis In Concert Live on Screen with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live on stage UK Arena tour, following on from his portrayal in last years Oscar-nominated biopic of the King.
The full-scale concert brings the King up close on screen alongside the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live on stage performing the King of Rock and Roll’s most well-known “rocking” songs and his tender, heart-wrenching ballads.
Jerry Schilling will host the tour, sharing personal stories and memories behind the historic moments in Elvis’ life. Jerry, friends with Elvis since he was 12 years old, became a business associate and member of Elvis’ inner circle, dubbed ‘the Memphis Mafia’ as well as becoming a music manager in his own right for the likes of the Beach Boys.
Jerry comments, “’It is truly an honour for me to be returning to the UK hosting Elvis in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
When I did it 4 years ago I felt as though I was back on tour with Elvis, especially from the enthusiastic response from all the Fans. Looking forward to seeing you there’.
The Very Best of Elvis, In Concert Live on Screen is the only chance to experience the man who changed the course of popular music, selling an unparalleled 1 billion records worldwide. A show like no other, expect an overwhelmingly encapsulating and enthralling evening!
The collaboration between the music of Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra has spearheaded an incredible phenomenon, with new orchestral arrangements of the music of the most legendary artists of all time being presented with the original recordings of the artists’ own voice which led to three huge-selling and critically acclaimed albums (If I Can Dream, The Wonder of You, andChristmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).
With Elvis never having toured the UK, or performing with a full sized orchestra as were two of his dreams, these shows are a chance to both honor the legacy of an icon who has defined popular culture for over half a century, and for fans to see ‘The King’ live, who never had the chance to before.
25 October Glasgow OVO Hydro
26 October Manchester AO Arena
27 October Birmingham Resorts World Arena
28 October Newcastle Utilita Arena
29 October Leeds First Direct Arena
31 October London The O2
01 November Cardiff International Arena
Tickets available from ticketline.co.uk, bookingsdirect.com, ticketmaster.co.uk and venue box office