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Two all-time classic acts come to East of England Arena 5-6 October!

The Elvis World Tour

Direct from the USA – the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artiste of all time, Shawn Klush, and the incredible Dean Z – also Grand Champion of The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest – are bringing this incredible show to East of England Arena.

The Elvis World Tour is the world’s largest and most successful touring Elvis tribute show and stars America’s finest Shawn and Dean backed by an incredible live band and orchestra. Shawn Klush first exploded onto the UK scene when millions of UK viewers tuned in to see him win BBC One Television’s search for ‘The World’s Greatest Elvis’, hosted by Vernon Kay.

Shortly after, Shawn was also crowned Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion after winning the first ever official contest held by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis, Tennessee.

Fellow American Elvis tribute, Dean Z, performs both the Early Years of Elvis and the 1968 Comeback Special. He is also a grand champion of the prestigious EPE Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and star of the famous Las Vegas show – Legends In Concert.

Now, both artists are starring in the ground-breaking production The Elvis World Tour which, in recent years, has been taking the UK by storm with appearances in arenas and major theatres across the UK.

But why have just two Elvises when you can have three? Shawn and Dean will be joined by the UK’s own Ben Thompson – crowned the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion by Elvis Presley Enterprises at the prestigious competition held in Las Vegas – making it the only opportunity to catch these three celebrated Elvis Tribute Artist’s in one phenomenal show!

The Elvis World Tour
5 Oct, 7.30pm
East of England Arena

Killer Queen

“Freddie Lives! A Pop Legend Is back” – The People

Killer Queen formed back in June 1993, performing their first public shows at London University, where the real Queen had played their first shows 21 years earlier.

‘We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it’s a very addictive thing performing these songs!’ says lead singer Patrick Myers. ‘It’s been an amazing journey. That first show back in June 1993 changed my life.’

By 1995 Killer Queen’s UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London’s Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage – the first tribute to have a show in the West End. Since then the band’s reputation has continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia to win ‘Worldwide Best Tribute Band’ at an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness.

In 2005 they played Ahoy Stadium, where the reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later, and the next year were selected to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They’ve since made a triumphant return to a sold out Ahoy stadium and in 2016 played the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Arena in Colorado.

‘The concerts grew and grew and we’ve ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak. It’s been quite a surreal ride. Becoming regular performers Red Rocks Arena in America is another highlight. The Beatles, U2, Springsteen, Dylan all played on that stage. It’s really got it’s own kind of magic going on there.’

2018 has seen the band’s third and biggest US tour, returning to Red Rocks and Austin City Limits as well headlining festivals across Europe and North Africa.

Killer Queen
6 Oct, 7.30pm
East of England Arena

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