“ Elvis Evolution » will be a “ immersive concert » by Elvis Presley and will also be presented in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin.
Elvis Presley is preparing to return to the stage… in hologram form. Elvis Evolution, a “ immersive concert » using AI and holographic projection, will be presented for the first time in London in November. Other performances are planned in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin.
The show was created from thousands of the musician’s personal photos and videos, as part of a deal between Authentic Brands Group, owner of Elvis Presley’s estate, and Layered Reality, a British immersive entertainment company. Layered Reality will create a digital Elvis who will perform his iconic songs.
The company describes the concept as “ a major new show celebrating the world’s biggest star of stage and screen, Elvis Presley, with a stunning finale concert and a personal invitation to the after party. The show culminates with a concert experience that will recreate the seismic impact of seeing Elvis live for a whole new generation of fans, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. A life-size digital Elvis will share his most iconic songs and moves for the first time ever on a UK stage… Thanks to AI and groundbreaking technology, you’ll be able to experience iconic Elvis shows as if you were there truly, and celebrate defining moments in Elvis Presley’s extraordinary life and career. »
“ Elvis Evolution is a next-generation tribute to the musical legend Elvis Presleysaid Andrew McGuinness, managing director of Layered Reality, in a statement. Elvis remains a global superstar and people around the world no longer want to sit around and passively receive entertainment – they want to be a part of it. It will be a memorable bucket-list experience for Elvis fans and admirers around the world; people will be able to enter Elvis’ world, follow in his footsteps and celebrate his extraordinary musical legacy. »
Elvis Evolution will take place at a venue in central London, the name of which has not yet been revealed. Each show will be followed by a party in the Elvis-themed restaurant and bar, with live music, DJs and performances.
Presley, who died in 1977, remains a pop culture icon and was the subject of two recent films, Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, nominated for an Oscar in 2022, and Priscillathe recent Sofia Coppola biopic.
London is currently hosting ABBA Voyage, a popular concert experience featuring digital avatars of the Swedish band.