Thursday, March 08, 2012

March 08 - Preview Files

Erik Lorentzen and Pal Granlund shared a preview of volume 5 of their 'Elvis Files' series, with a focus on 1969 - 1970, which is due later this year. The release schedule: 
The Elvis Files Vol. 1,1953-1956, (December 2012)
The Elvis Files Vol. 2,1957-1959, (November 2010)
The Elvis Files Vol. 3,1960-1964, (April 2010)
The Elvis Files Vol. 4,1965-1968, (December 2011)
The Elvis Files Vol. 5,1969-1970, (April 2012)
The Elvis Files Vol. 6,1971-1973, (April 2013)
The Elvis Files Vol. 7,1974-1977, (December 2013)

Viva ELVIS Sings Farewell On August 18
The King is leaving the building, and instead of the blue suede shoes of “Viva Elvis” at Aria, Vegas DeLuxe bids a warm welcome to “Zarkana.” The new Cirque du Soleil show premieres at Aria on Nov. 8, and Elvis will sing his rock and roll farewell Aug. 18 for an audience of invited guests. “Zarkana” is a modern rock opera already seen by more than 1 million people.


Billboard have released this weeks stats and chart positions: 'An Afternoon In The Garden' drops out of the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts (w/e 17th March, 2012) selling some 3,135 copies. Total sales to date: 441,329 copies. The following titles also appeared on the Catalog Album Charts:
  • 'Elvis: Best Of Love' selling some 2,989 copies. Total sales to date: 243,709 copies.
  • 'Elvis: 30 No.1 Hits' (Digital Sales Only) selling some 2,040 copies. Total digital sales to date: 132,251 copies.
  • 'Elvis Country' (Compilation) selling some 1,935 copies. Total sales to date: 97,473 copies.
  • 'Elvis Rock' (Compilation) selling some 1,899 copies. Total sales to date: 153,629 copies.
  • 'Elvis Gospel/ An Evening Prayer' (Compilation) selling some 1,766 copies. Total sales to date: 142,531 copies.
  • 'Elvis Inspirational' (Compilation) selling some 1,500 copies. Total sales to date: 74,739 copies.
  • 'Elvis Christmas' selling some 15 copies. Total sales to date: 599,387 copies.
  • 'It's Christmas Time' selling some 10 copies. Total sales to date: 1,385,243.
New Statue

The Tupelo Elvis Fan Club announced that they partnered with the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) to help bring the dream of honoring Elvis with a life-size statue to fruition. CVB has committed $50,000 to the project. The Tupelo Elvis Fan Club has committed to raise the remaining $25,000 to bring the statue of this beautiful image of Elvis to the Fairpark District in August 2012. The statue is modeled after the iconic Roger Marshutz photograph lovingly referred to by fans the world over as, “The Hands”. The statue will be located in relation to other things in the Fairpark District. The statue will be life-size and mounted on a four foot platform so fans may walk up to the statue and outstretch their hands as in the Marshutz photograph.
There will be a bricked area circling the statue. Bricks may be purchased and the donor's name and message will be engraved into the brick. Together, we can all make this a reality. Bricks, plaques and benches range are all available to put your name on.
    (Source: Elvis Information network / ElvisMatters / Elvis Express)