The King of Rock & Roll returns to the big screen as a Special 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s iconic 1968 Comeback Special Concert hits cinemas for one night only in August thanks to CinEvents...
Originally airing on December 3, 1968, the '68 Comeback Special concert was Elvis Presley’s first live television performance in seven years, which captured him playing with a full band in front of an intimate audience of diehard fans. As part of the special, Presley also pioneered the Unplugged performance style with an exclusive acoustic set. This was the gig that marked Presley’s return to live performance and re-launched his singing career as the soundtrack album went Top 10 following the special airing, shooting Presley back to the top of the singles charts months later with In the Ghetto and later in 1969, his first number one hit in seven years with Suspicious Minds.
“The ‘68 Comeback Special’ embodies the spirit and talent of one of the most legendary artists in music history,” said Steve Binder, director and producer of the special. “I hope that Elvis fans and music lovers everywhere will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of the King through a unique yet personal lens captured in this content.”
Screenings will include the legendary television special 90 min concert, plus an exclusive look at the making of the special, featuring a walkthrough of the NBC soundstage with insights from Binder and others influenced by Presley, his music and this iconic event.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this legendary special, there will also be a new book by Steve Binder titled COMEBACK: The Making of the 1968 Elvis Special delves into the dynamic (and often intimate) performances by The King of Rock & Roll during the landmark “Comeback” NBC broadcast. The book features a dedication by Priscilla Presley and stunning catalogue of iconic Elvis Presley imagery.
Elvis 68 Comeback Special available in over 250 UK Cinemas from 16th August
Tickets can be bought at fathomrocks.com
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