Sunday, July 25, 2021

July 25 - Virtual Sale

EPE announced on the Elvis Insiders forum that - due international border restrictions and the CV19 pandemic - they will offer fans the chance to attend a "Virtual Elvis Week 2021", just as they did last year.

Plenty of Elvis fans from overseas have been asking EPE to provide a Virtual Elvis Week for those that cannot attend in person. EPE have agreed and they will soon reveal the details and prices for those who want to attend virtually. 

Last year the vast majority of the content was pre-recorded but this year 'Virtual Elvis Week 2021' will give fans a chance to view concerts LIVE from the Soundstage plus special events such as 'Conversations On Elvis' also live from Memphis.

Highlights include a 50th anniv concert celebrating Elvis’ Nashville recording sessions, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contests, Elvis in Concert on the big screen, intimate Panel Conversations on Elvis and more!

Unlike EPE's previous Virtual Elvis Week offering where all the content was pre-recorded or pulled from archival footage, this year "you’ll have the chance to experience Elvis Week as it’s happening and feel the electricity of the live shows, just as if you were on the front row here in Memphis!"

For your convenience, all shows included in each pass are available from the time they premiere and can be re-watched on demand for 72 hours following the final performance included in the pass purchased. There are three ticket options available for you to experience Virtual Elvis Week:

  • Elvis Super Fan Pass - US$199 - Exclusive Virtual Tour Of Graceland + All Nine Live Events And Shows
  • Elvis Tribute Artist Pass -  US$119 - The Elvis Impersonator Shows
  • Elvis Legacy Pass - US$119 - Access to the 5 Elvis Legacy Shows And Events, Elvis In Concert, Nashville Marathon Sessions Concert,  Conversations On Elvis, plus an afternoon with Glen Hardin.

Prophet For Sale

Elvis' personal copy of Khalil Gibran’s book 'The Prophet', is on sale for nearly US$27,000.

This is the first time this copy has been placed on sale in the U.K.. Presley had presented it to his friend Ed Parker, founder of American Kenpo Karate, in 1960, according to Fine Books Magazine.

Elvis was known to have a passion for reading, and The Prophet, which consists of 26 prose poetry fables, was one of his favorite books, so much so that he memorized it, according to Parker’s memoir.

“A singer can sing his songs but they must have an ear to receive the song. You have within yourself all possibilities to unlock all the answers that plague one’s inner heart. God will give you the knowledge if you only seek it,” Presley’s annotations on this particular copy say.

Another copy of Elvis' The Prophet that he gave to Billy Smith sold at Graceland Auction in 2018 for US$4,750. Another copy that Elvis gave to his friend Gary Pepper sold for US$5,320. 

(Source: Elvis Information Network / ElvisMatters)