Elvis Presley memories will be rekindled this Autumn, with the launch of an exciting new exhibition at the London O2 Arena. Elvis On Tour has been put together in response to continuing public demand for and interest in the man who typified the rock ‘n roll genre of music. Tickets are expected to sell out fast in the build-up to the November 3, 2017, launch.

Follow up to previous success

After the phenomenal success of their previous Elvis-inspired exhibition back in 2014 /15, the O2 Arena’s recipe seems to be a popular one with music fans. Elvis On Tour will showcase over 200 artefacts from the renowned Graceland archives, promising to provide a fresh insight into the high-profile life of The King for his UK followers.

Previously unseen artefacts

Included amongst the many artefacts going on display will be items that date back to Presley’s return to the stage following his time in Hollywood. The unique showcase is expected to feature stage wear from the period 1969 to 1977, with around 35 of his memorable jumpsuits incorporated into the display.

Guitars, microphones, concert posters, memorabilia and even tour trunks filled with clothes worn by Elvis during that period will also go on view.

Anniversary of his death

As admirers celebrate the 40th anniversary of his death back in 1977 at the age of just 42, the timing of the new exhibition seems apt. His music lives on through tribute artistes and karaoke impersonators alike, with his abiding memory allowing many fellow pop stars and musicians to enjoy chart success with the songs that he popularised.

Instantly recognisable refrains such as Always on My Mind and Can’t Help Falling in Love have provided global chart-toppers for the likes of the Pet Shop Boys and UB40 through the 80s and 90s. Their success has helped to keep the interest in Elvis’ music alive.

Massive hit for JXL

Fast-forward to 2001 and the box-office smash film of the year Ocean’s Eleven featured an ensemble cast of George Clooney, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt, but also included a remixed version of the track A Little Less Conversation.

Although only a minor hit for Elvis back in 1968 as it featured in another film Live a Little, Love a Little”, JXL’s (aka ‘Junkie XL’) remixed version shot to the top of the charts in the following year.

‘Elvis On Tour – The Exhibition’ is scheduled to run at The O2 in London from its November opening through to February 4, 2018, so catch it while you can to rekindle the nostalgia around the King of Rock 'n Roll.