See the King in Port Moody


Elvis 1968 Special Port Moody Inlet Theatre

Are you a die-hard Elvis fan? If so, we have good news for you.

In 1968, after seven years of making movies, Elvis Presley’s career was coughing in the dust of the British Invasion. The challenge of a comeback found him on a TV special in a black leather biker outfit, singing his heart out, performing like a panther and singing the songs that first made him the King of Rock and Roll.

Now, in 2015, award winning Elvis tribute artist Eli Williams and the all-star band the Memphis Sound will re-create the entire comeback special live on stage, featuring the music, costumes, dance and visuals. This is the rock that was the Elvis Comeback. This is 68: The Show.

“There are many tribute shows,” says Williams, “but none that cater to refreshing the market. Elvis, was and always will be the King of Rock and Roll, and unfortunately, his name, and some shows about him seem to garner a sense of satire. With this show, we celebrate what was the most fresh, dynamic show Elvis ever gave.

“After having been in the army and making mundane movies, Elvis proved he was still a rock star. That’s the type of show I envision: raw, real, rock and roll.

“As far as I know, this is also the first time a complete tribute show like this has been done, the way we are doing it: from start to finish.”

In addition to the live seven piece band The Memphis Sound the show features dance by Vancouver’s hottest go-go dance troupe, The Hot Pants, and of course Eli “Tigerman” Williams as Elvis.

Check it out on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00pm at the Inlet Theatre. Tickets are $25 each. To find out more visit www.68theshow.com, or go ahead and get your tickets here.

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