Elvis Presley The Wonder of You Tour

Elvis Presley fans were given the chance to be immersed in the King of Rock and Roll’s world as thousands flocked to watch him in a live concert experience. Scores filled the Sydney Convention Centre over the weekend to watch the man who changed the course of popular music perform on the big screen.

Backed by a full 40 piece symphony orchestra for his The Wonder of You Tour, history’s biggest selling solo artist returned like never before to give music fans a virtual experience of his concert. Archived footage of his glory in Las Vegas and at the 1968 Comeback Special, studio recordings and isolated live vocals from old concert films were played on the screen as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played in conjunction. One of Elvis’s old buddies, Jerry Schilling, shared their memories together and recalled various fun times they had growing up.

The atmosphere was electric as 8,000 fans sang, danced, and even shed an emotional tear to his popular music. People travelled from all over the nation to be a part of the two-hour show, while others weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket to his sell-out shows. The show reaffirmed that Elvis will always be the King of Rock and Roll with no one coming close as an artist and singer.

The set list was a mixture of his greatest hits and lesser known songs. No matter what the song was, the audience’s response was electric. They came for the music and it sure did not disappoint. As the concert came to an end, the audience gave the orchestra a well deserved standing ovation.

Although he is no longer alive, it is clear Elvis’s music continues to live on.

– Rita
Rita Rizk is a Sydney-based journalist. She’s curious about the world, the biggest foodie alive, enjoys the outdoors, and loves music. She’s forever exploring the world. Find her on Instagram at@rritarizk and @SydneyTasteBuds.

Elvis The Wonder of You Tour continues throughout Australia, visiting Melbourne 8-10 June, 2017. Tell your mates and buy tickets.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones Sydney were invited guests by Kabuku PR.
Image credit: Chris Pavlich Photography.