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Brian Quinn
post Mar 14 2012, 12:59 PM
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'Trouble'/Guitar Man'/'Polk Salad Annie' from the Zurich leg of the 'Elvis In Concert' Tour on 5th March, 2012. The 'Guitar Man' segment is new to this concert I believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIw4qB0H1F4

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post Mar 16 2012, 01:32 PM
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As of today (16th March) 267 seats left at the 02 Arena and 312 at the Wembley Arena.

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post Mar 18 2012, 01:38 PM
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What a night at Wembley. Absolutely amazing and easily the best 'Elvis In Concert' I have ever attended. The sound has now been perfected after twelve years. The drums were fantastic. I spoke with the sound engineer during the Interval and congratulated him. The crowd reaction was also the BEST EVER - everybody standing, shouting, screaming, waving arms, dancing. Elvis dead. Don't you believe it. He will NEVER leave the building!!!!!!!!!

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post Mar 19 2012, 02:47 PM
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Press Review - 'Elvis In Concert' Birmingham

http://www.expressandstar.com/entertainmen...ena-birmingham/

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post Mar 19 2012, 11:06 PM
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Press Review 'Elvis In Concert' - Manchester 10th March, 2012

The Saturday show of Elvis In Concert is not perfect but then Elvis was always a mixture of the inspiring and irritating. Some of the songs are included because they are crowd pleasers, songs like The Wonder Of You, My Way and What Now My Love.

These numbers deter many but when they are played live through a modern PA with Elvis supported by a band that was once considered the best that money could buy, the listener soon suspends criticism. Elvis In Concert defines Elvis quite well.

On oldies like I Got A Woman and Heartbreak Hotel he rocks with real force while his performances of How Great Thou Art and Bridge Over Troubled Water stand apart from anything delivered by other performers. In his 1971 review of a Boston concert, Jon Landau wrote that "once you had seen Elvis sing Bridge Over Troubled Water you could die". He was right. Last night I saw Elvis sing Bridge and How Great Thou Art which is even better. But, I will not say anything to avoid tempting fate.

Finally, we have the performances that show Elvis can be hip. Again the memory of 'Suspicious Minds’ alone would be sufficient to face death but it is complimented with fabulous versions of ‘Polk Salad Annie’ and ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’. No other singer has ever attempted or mastered so much.

Elvis In Concert may flatter what Elvis often delivered on stage in the 70s but at his peak he was more than capable of delivering the show that so enthralled the quite young audience in Manchester. No wonder we stay loyal. My only criticism is the 50s melody in the first half which drags. This is taken from his Las Vegas shows. His black and white 50s performances or the hits medley from the 68 TV Special would be better.

Elvis In Concert has never had a bad review so the technology that supports the show works. Elvis also plays his part. His talent and a personality that is second to none.

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post Mar 21 2012, 11:29 AM
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QUOTE (Guitar Man '66 @ Mar 8 2012, 11:04 PM) *
Sorry about my multiple posts..I've no idea how that happened.



Just removed them Steve


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post Mar 21 2012, 11:37 AM
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post Apr 5 2012, 04:51 PM
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I could not believe my eyes when I saw the following 'Boxscore' attendance figures for 'Elvis In Concert' 2012 (UK Leg):

Boxscore results for Elvis In Concert:

#34 Elvis Presley In Concert O2 Arena
- Location: London, U.K.
- Date: March 16, 2012
- Gross: $445,150
- Attendance: 7,673 / 7,801

#60 Elvis Presley In Concert Manchester Arena
- Location: Manchester, U.K.
- Date: March 10, 2012
- Gross: $304,054
- Attendance: 5,598 / 6,020

#66 Elvis Presley In Concert LG Arena
- Location: Birmingham, U.K.
- Date: March 18, 2012
- Gross: $262,814
- Attendance: 4,768 / 6,000

#73 Elvis Presley In Concert Wembley Arena
- Location: London, U.K.
- Date: March 17, 2012
- Gross: $246,384
- Attendance: 4,323 / 5,500

#74 Elvis Presley In Concert Motorpoint Arena
- Location: Sheffield, U.K.
- Date: March 9, 2012
- Gross: $231,919
- Attendance: 4,316 / 5,500

#79 Elvis Presley In Concert Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
- Location: Glasgow, U.K.
- Date: March 11, 2012
- Gross: $190,434
- Attendance: 4,216 / 4,800

Needless to say I totally disagree with them. There were at least 14,000 at the 02 Arena and 10,000 at Wembley. Absolute madness.

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