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PostSubject: World's greatest Elvis being joined by drummer   Fri May 16, 2008 9:20 pm

May 14, 2008

A SHOW featuring a tribute artist dubbed the world's greatest Elvis, is to get an extra element of authenticity - in the shape of The King's long-serving drummer, DJ Fontana.

Bolton Arena is set to rock to some of Elvis' greatest tracks when Amerca-based Shawn Klush hit the stage in August.

He will also be joined by The Sweet Inspirations, the original backing group of the 1950s star, known to fans as Memphis Flash.

Gwyn Hughes from Bolton Arena said: "We've been inundated with enquires for months from as far afield as The USA.

"This latest good news will delight Elvis fans everywhere. Many of the ticket categories have been sold out and we are urging the public to book quickly to secure their seats.

"Bolton Arena is proud to be hosts for this awe inspiring show which is arguably the biggest and most original Elvis tribute concert ever in the Europe - this is Rock and Roll history in the making."

DJ Fontana was Elvis' drummer for 14 years and was inducted into the 'Rockabilly Hall of Fame,' for playing on over 460 RCA record cuts with Elvis.

In October 1954 he was hired to play the drums for Presley, marking the beginning of an extraordinary relationship.

He also appeared on many radio broadcasts and performed with Elvis on NBC Television in his 1968 comeback special.

Since Elvis' death, Fontana has continued to work with original lead guitarist Scotty Moore and recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" with Sir Paul McCartney in 2002.

Tribute act, Klush's claims to be the best, were made official when he won Elvis Presley Enterprises' first-ever Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest last year.

The show is on August 9. Tickets can be bought from Bolton Arena on 08448 110999 or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Prices are 28, 38 and 48. A VIP package for 120 is also available.

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