Jean Pilote et Martin Fontaine, qui étaient derrière le succès Elvis Story, récidivent avec Elvis Experience. Ce spectacle fera revivre au Capitole de Québec un concert du King présenté au Las Vegas Hilton au début des années 1970.

Martin Fontaine sera accompagné de 24 musiciens et 8 choristes. «Tous les témoignages que j’ai reçus au fil du temps ont rallumé en moi une flamme que je croyais éteinte pour toujours. Ils ont éveillé en moi les échos du bonheur, l’excitation, l’émotion et la magie qui émanent de l’idée de pouvoir créer l’illusion d’assister à un concert d’Elvis. Un Elvis bien vivant avec toute sa passion, sa fougue et son énergie exactement comme si on était à Vegas quelque part entre 1969 et 1976», a indiqué Martin Fontaine dans un communiqué.

Elvis a fait salle comble lors de son tout premier spectacle en 1969 à l’International Hotel devenu le Las Vegas Hilton en 1971. Par la suite, il a continué à s’y produire régulièrement pendant sept ans pour un total de 837 représentations consécutives à guichets fermés, devant pas moins de 2,5 millions de spectateurs. On estime que durant les mois où Elvis était en spectacle, un touriste sur deux qui voyageait à destination de Las Vegas assistait à sa prestation.

Elvis Experience sera présenté au Théâtre Capitole du 27 juin au 27 juillet. Les billets seront mis en vente à 9 h le lundi 22 avril. Une prévente pour les abonnés de l’infolettre Capitole Express débutera le mercredi 17 avril à 9 h.

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  • 1954

    1954: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley poses for a portrait in 1954. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • 1955

    Portrait of American singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) as he holds a twelve string guitar, mid 1950s . (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • 1955

    circa 1955: American rock 'n roll singer Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) with a twelve string guitar. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • 1956

    THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW -- Aired July 1, 1956 -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley sings 'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You' (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

  • 1956

    LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: Elvis Presley backstage on the Milton Berle Show in Burbank, California on June 4, 1956. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • 1957

    American singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977), circa 1957. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

  • 1957

    1957: American actor and singer Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) dancing in a stylized prison uniform in a promotional portrait for director Richard Thorpe's film, 'Jailhouse Rock.' (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • 1957

    Elvis Presley on stage entertaining in a scene from the film 'Jailhouse Rock', 1957. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)

  • 1960

    LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1960: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley poses for a portrait on the set of a movie in circa 1960 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • 1963

    UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) USA Photo of Elvis PRESLEY, posed, studio, with acoustic guitar (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

  • 1967

    UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Wedding Photos of Elvis Presley to Priscilla on May 01,1967 (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • 1968

    ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC -- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

  • 1968

    ELVIS: '68 COMEBACK SPECIAL -- Aired 12/3/68 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a performance of 'If I Can Dream' at NBC Studios in Burbank, CA (Photo by Gary Null & Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

  • 1968

    BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • 1969

    Rock 'n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) performs at the Las Vegas International Hotel, August 1969. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

  • 1972

    NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 9: Entertainer Elvis Presley gives a press conference for his three day concert at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 1972 at New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

  • 1972

    UNITED STATES - JULY 02: Elvis Presley on stage during his 1972 Madison Square Garden Concert in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Monaster/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

  • 1972

    NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 9: Entertainer Elvis Presley gives a press conference for his three day concert at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 1972 at New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

  • 1973

    ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII -- Aired 4/4/73 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a live performance at Honolulu International Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 14, 1973 for his NBC special (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

  • 1973

    ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII -- Aired 4/4/73 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a live performance at Honolulu International Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 14, 1973 for his NBC special (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

  • 1973

    ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII -- Pictured: Elvis Presley during a live performance at Honolulu International Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 14, 1973 for his NBC special -- (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

  • 1973

    HONOLULU - JANUARY 14: Elvis Presley performs onstage at the International Convention Center in Honolulu Hawaii on January 14 1973. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

  • 1973

    ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII -- 1973 -- Pictured: Elvis Presley arrives in Hawaii for his televised concert -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank

  • 1975

    Circa 1975, American singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) arrives at the wedding of his chief security officer Delbert B West Jr. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)

  • 1976

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: Entertainer Elvis Presley performs in concert on June 28, 1976 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)



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