Elvis trib­ute con­certs this week

New Straits Times - - Entertainment -

THE King of Rock and Roll may have left us 40 years ago this Aug 16, but his mu­sic, style and charisma live on in the hearts of fans around the world.

As part of world­wide trib­utes to the rock leg­end, a spe­cial con­cert com­mem­o­rat­ing Elvis Presley’s mu­si­cal magic is set to get fans rock­ing and rolling for two days at Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur and Me­laka.

Jointly or­gan­ised by Hard Rock Cafe and Melody United Mu­sic, the con­cert, to be held at 9pm on Wed­nes­day in Kuala Lumpur and Thurs­day in Me­laka, fea­tures Las Ve­gas-based Elvis trib­ute artiste Johnny Thomp­son.

Thomp­son is a win­ner of the Elvis Na­tional Award in the United States and has been named by MTV as the top trib­ute artiste of Presley.

He has per­formed in Las Ve­gas for 15 years and en­ter­tained fans around the world.

Hard Rock Cafe chair­man Tan Sri Syed Yu­sof Syed Nasir said the con­certs would prom­ise a “rock­ing good time” for fans of Presley.

“There prob­a­bly will never be an­other icon like Elvis, who cap­tured the hearts of au­di­ences world­wide. Even though an­other life­time has passed since — he was 42 — his brand is not only cul­tur­ally rel­e­vant, but also known and cel­e­brated around the world, which puts Elvis in a class by him­self.”

Tick­ets to the Elvis 40th An­niver­sary Trib­ute Con­cert by Johnny Thomp­son are priced at RM100. Call 03-2715 5555 (KL) or 06-292 5188 (Me­laka).

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Hard Rock Cafe chair­man Tan Sri Syed Yu­sof Syed Nasir says Elvis Presley fans can ex­pect a ‘rock­ing good time’ at the trib­ute con­certs fea­tur­ing Johnny Thomp­son (in­set).

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