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September 2015

  • You can't help falling in love with

    September 29, 2015

    You can't help falling in love with

    For over 10 years, world champion Elvis tribute artist, Thane Dunn has been selling out shows with "Elvis on Tour" all across Atlantic Canada. Now, for the first time, the Moncton native is bringing his popular production to the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario on Saturday, November 7th.

    Winner of the Collingwood Elvis Festival and the coveted Collingwood Elvis Gospel Competition, Dunn has the uncanny ability to make audiences feel as if they're watching The King himself.  With his amazing Elvis-like voice and natural physical resemblance, he has been referred to as “the full Elvis package”.  He has all the right moves, but what makes his show even more convincing is his charismatic personality and Presley-like sense of humour. His hair and sideburns are real, and so is his voice.

    Dunn's "Elvis on Tour" show includes timeless Presley hits from "Are you Lonesome Tonight" to Gospel classic, "How Great Thou Art". World renowned rock photographer, John Rowlands, who has photographed major stars from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Bowie, will open the show. In 1972, Rowlands was hired to photograph Elvis on tour, documenting 48 performances. He will speak of his adventures being on the road with The King, the infamous TCB band and Presley’s entourage. Rowlands is very charismatic and his stories of Rock ‘n’ Roll history leave audiences spellbound.  He will also take pictures Dunn's performance as well as the pre-show meet and greet.


    Dunn wears exact replicas of the costumes popularized by Presley in the early 70's. One suit even bears a stud that once adorned Presley's, worn in Detroit on April 6th, 1972, during the filming of the MGM documentary “Elvis on Tour”.  Coincidentally, Mr. Rowlands was there photographing the performance.

    This world-class production is anchored by award-winning, 8 piece band, The Cadillac Kings. These amazing musicians have Elvis TCB band’s sound down pat, and combined with Dunn’s voice, you would swear it was the real thing. There is even an onstage ‘right-hand-man’ who brings Dunn his water, catches his guitar, passes him teddy bears, and puts scarves around his neck for the ladies. He stays very busy during the show.
     
    Reserved seating, ask about special limited VIP pre-show meet and greet seating packages.

    **With the purchase of a ticket, you are automatically entered into a draw to win a pair of authentic Elvis Presley sunglasses, produced from the same mold and by the same man from Hollywood, California who made them for Elvis. These can be personalized with your own initials. Draw will be made on the night of the show.

    Tickets available at the Grand Theatre Box Office at 471 Richmond St., London, ON. Online at grandtheatre.com or by phone at 519-672-8800.

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