Elvis Presley will return to the world of music and performances with the Elvis Evolution concerts, where the 60s superstar will perform all of his hits in front of a live audience using virtual reality.
Elvis Presley will be brought back to life as a hologram with the help of Layered Reality, the immersive entertainment company behind the show.
Elvis Evolution will be an immersive concert using artificial intelligence and holographic projection, showcasing the singer’s best work in recent years, premiering in London this November.
The event also includes performances in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin.
Everything we know about Elvis Presley’s upcoming concert
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will perform again in November 2024 in London City. The life-size digital Elvis will be brought to life using artificial intelligence, holographic projection, augmented reality, live theater and other multi-sensory effects.
Layered Reality, a UK-based immersive entertainment company, has secured global rights to Elvis from the owners of Elvis Presley’s estate, Authentic Brands Group. They created the Elvis Evolution Concert with thousands of the musician’s personal photographs and home videos as part of the deal.
Layered Reality was also responsible for creating large immersive virtual reality sets, including Gunpowder Plot And War of the Worlds.
Authentic Brands Group’s “President of Entertainment” Mark Rosen expressed his approval and excitement for the upcoming show in a statement in which he said:
“We are thrilled to partner with Layered Reality to give fans a new, exciting way to experience the life and legacy of Elvis Presley.”
The company released a statement describing the upcoming performance as a major new show celebrating the world’s greatest star on stage and screen. The finale of the show will include a stunning concert by Presley, and guests will also receive a personal invitation to the after-party.
The show will take viewers on a journey from Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1935, to Memphis, Tennessee and Las Vegas. Tailored for a new generation of fans, the show’s finale blurs the lines between reality and fantasy with a concert featuring a life-size digital Elvis performing all of his most iconic songs, recreating the same experience as watching the superstar live.
Founder and CEO of Layered Reality, Andrew McGuinness said in a statement that the upcoming Elvis Presley concert was created to pay tribute to the generational musical legend by giving audiences the opportunity to see the world through Elvis’s lens and walk in his shoes.
“Elvis maintains his superstar status around the world, and people around the world no longer want to sit back and be passively entertained. They want to be part of it. It will be a memorable experience that will be on the wish list of Elvis fans and fans around the world; “People can step into the world of Elvis, walk in his shoes and celebrate his extraordinary musical legacy.”
“This experience will give his fans a deeper insight into Elvis’ life, taking them back in time to experience his meteoric rise to fame, larger-than-life personality and the cultural movement he catalyzed in the 1950s and 1960s.”
The location for the Elvis Evolution show is yet to be confirmed by the organiser, but we do know that the show will take place in central London, with each show having an after party with an Elvis themed restaurant and bar, accompanied by live music and DJs. and other performances.
Virtual concerts such as the upcoming Elvis Evolution Concert have gained popularity following the launch of Abba’s Abba Voyage in London in 2022.
The concert digitally recreated the band’s 1970s performance in a 3,000-capacity arena in East London, with the help of over a thousand visual effects artists, and took an estimated one billion hours to compute and animate the band’s virtual avatars.
Since the show launched in 2022, it has contributed over £322 million to the London economy, with approximately £2 million per week.
Elvis Presley died in 1977.
Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Mississippi. He rose to fame as a singer in the mid-1950s and by 1960 had become rock music’s most dominant artist with hits such as Hound Dog, Suspicious Minds and Prison Rock.
In 2018, Elvis was posthumously awarded the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive from a sitting president.
A film about Presley’s life called Elvis, Directed by Baz Luhrmann, it will be released in 2022. Actor Austin Butler was cast as the late rock star and also won a Bafta for his role. One year later Elvis released another film called Priscillahighlighting the relationship problems faced by Elvis Presley and his ex-wife Priscilla, was released in 2023.
Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42.