ELVIS TO THE MAX Starring Max Pellicano embarks on THE FAREWELL TOUR
In a career that has successfully spanned over thirty years MAX PELLICANO - ELVIS TO THE MAX is embarking on his farewell tour after 30 years and in excess of 30 Australian tours in September 2017.
It should be known that no artist can boast this remarkable record. MAX PELLICANO - ELVIS TO THE MAX first Australian tour was in 1988 where he played and sold out The Sydney Entertainment Centre and The Sports Centre in Melbourne,
MAX PELLICANO is the first Elvis International Tribute Artist to tour Australia and as today remains the most popular.
There are very few Tribute Artists that have reached the profile status of celebrity and MAX PELLICANO - ELVIS TO THE MAX is another first in this Exclusive Club. In his 30-year Australian career MAX PELLICANO - ELVIS TO THE MAX has performed and been interviewed by every major TV and Radio Network.
Critics have described him as Elvis "resurrected" and "reincarnated". His farewell tour in September 2017, proudly presented by Abstract Entertainment, will be a fitting farewell to a truly great international artist.
The Concert will feature multi-media footage of his early performances and images taken throughout the years.
The farewell Australian tour promises to pay homage to one of the most important figures of the 20th century pop culture.
A cultural icon, widely known by the single name Elvis, who is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "The King"......a truly heartfelt thank you to all his fans that have loyally followed and supported his career throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Thursday 14th September, 2017 - CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE - Bookings: (02) 4929 1977
Friday 15th September, 2017 - ROOTY HILL RSL CLUB - Bookings: (02) 9625 5500
Saturday 16th September, 2017 - WREST POINT, HOBART - Bookings: 1300 795 257
Wednesday 20th September, 2017 - SOUTHERN CROSS CLUB, CANBERRA - Bookings: (02) 6283 7200
Friday 22nd September, 2017 - TWIN TOWNS SERVICES CLUB, TWEED HEADS - Bookings: 1300 014 014
Saturday 23rd September, 2017 - ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE - Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au
Sunday 24th September, 2017 - STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY - Bookings: Ticketmaster 1300 139 588 www.ticketmaster.com.au
Wednesday 27th September. 2017 - CROWN PERTH - Bookings: 136 100 Ticketmaster or www.ticketmaster.com.au
Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September, 2017 - THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE - Bookings: 136 100 Ticketmaster or www.ticketmaster.com.au
MAX PELLICANO was born in Monte Carlo, of French and Italian parents. He spent most of his childhood in New York before moving to San Francisco at the age of 14. Today, he is based in Detroit. He has been a professional actor and entertainer since 1974 when he graduated from the California State University with a degree in Dramatic Arts. Max Pellicano first brought Elvis (as an actor) to life on stage in a production of Bye Bye Birdie. "I was doing musicals and theatre and had to study Jailhouse Rock for my role as the Elvis-type character, Conrad Birdie. I studied the way he walked, the way he talked and the way he moved for months. I guess you could say I got into impersonating Elvis in a kind of round-about way" he said. His performance led to an Elvis tribute show and the rest is history. "I learnt long ago that the fans don't want the legend to die. They want to keep the memory going". Max said. He still spends many hours in front of the television listening to records. "I watch a lot of old live concerts and it's actually kind of easy to study Elvis because I really enjoy watching his shows" says Max. Max stresses that he is an actor recreating a character and it is an illusion. Some see it differently though - one of Max's strangest requests was when a couple in Los Angeles asked him to bless their child. It should be noted there are more than 6,000 professional Elvis impersonators in the world and countless amateurs. "It's hard to copy the original, but what we try and do is recreate the Elvis concert and give people a chance to see what it might have been like to see Elvis perform live". Max Pellicano has appeared in feature films, notably "De Vinci's War", "The Gangster Chronicles" and "Sharon The Portrait Of A Mistress". He has performed with The Jordanaires, JD Sumner & The Stamps, the late George Burns, Dion , Helen Reddy, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Dolly Parton, The Coasters, Del Shannon, The Shirelles, Don Rickles and the late Davy Jones (The Monkees fame).
Triple M's Marls spoke to Max live from the USA about his show and calling it a day.