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Elvis Presley fans will be able to see a life-sized digital version of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll performing on stage in the UK for the first time later this year.

The late US music superstar is being brought back to life – and it’s a British company behind the project.

Layered Reality says the event, which uses artificial intelligence and holographic projection, will be the “world’s first Elvis immersive experience”.

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Presley’s estate has granted access to thousands of the singer’s personal photos and hours of home video footage, and the firm says this is being used to create “never seen before” performances.

The show has been titled Elvis Evolution, and organisers say it will allow fans to be able to “feel up close and personal” to him through the concert experience – transporting them through his rise to fame and the cultural movement he catalysed in the 1950s and 1960s.

It will be based at an as-yet-unnamed location in central London – and shows are also planned in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin.

The project follows in the footsteps of ABBA Voyage, in which life-sized avatars of the Swedish pop stars perform as their human counterparts appeared in 1979, in a purpose-built arena in east London.

US rock band Kiss have also unveiled avatars of themselves, depicted as superhero versions of the musicians.

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Undated handout photo of Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, of the Swedish band Abba, who have announced their first album in nearly 40 years and unveiled a "revolutionary" digital concert show. Issue date: Thursday September 2, 2021.
(L-R) ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson who became virtual avatars in a digital show

Kiss have been 'immortalised' as avatars. Pic: Pophouse Entertainment
Kiss have been ‘immortalised’ as avatars. Pic: Pophouse Entertainment

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This notice was published: 2024-01-04 00:01:00

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