Elvis tribute show recreates comeback

Performance on March 28 in Abbotsford

Elvis tribute artist Eli Williams and band the Memphis Sound perform in Abbotsford on March 28.

Elvis tribute artist Eli Williams and band the Memphis Sound perform in Abbotsford on March 28.

Elvis impersonator Eli Williams and his band The Memphis Sound present “68 the Show: A Complete Recreation of Elvis’ Comeback” on Saturday, March 28 in Abbotsford.

The show starts at 7 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, and is based on Elvis’ ‘68 Comeback Special that aired on TV and is widely credited with revitalizing his career.

After the special, he began his stint in Vegas and toured, achieving a string of record-breaking sell-out performances.

Chart successes returned, including a U.S. number one in 1969 (Suspicious Minds) and a UK number one in 1970 (The Wonder of You).

Williams’ tribute to Elvis highlights the ‘68 landmark performance, his ‘69 return to Vegas and the documentary “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is.”

Williams, of Vancouver, has been performing as Elvis for seven years.

He has won multiple awards over the years, including the grand champion crown in the 2012 Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival and placing in the top 15 in the Ultimate Elvis World Championships.

In 2013, Williams won the first Ultimate Elvis Contest in Hawaii and last year was first runner-up at the Las Vegas Elvis Festival.

Tickets for the Abbotsford show are $25 general and $40 VIP (plus service fees). They are available at 68theshow.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, visit 68theshow.com.