ELVANA is the embodiment of a ‘joke that got out of hand’. What started as a bunch of friends from the North East of England assembling an Elvis fronted Nirvana tribute for a friend’s fancy dress party has snowballed 4 years later into a tribute act that has taken the UK by storm.
To cap off an amazing 2019, which including sell out shows at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Nottingham Rock City and Manchester Albert Hall, as well as main stage appearances at Download Festival and 3 triumphant Glastonbury shows, the band everyone is talking about are embarking on a headline tour of the UK starting in October stretching through to March 2020.
Front man Elvis, who openly claims that he probably isn’t the best Elvis impersonator in the room, commands the audience with equal parts humour and swagger; jumpsuit clad. It’s a truly bizarre but excellent sight to behold. With his tongue planted firmly in the crevice of his lip-curled cheek, the ‘King of Grunge’ can mostly be found gyrating his hips on top of an amp, wholeheartedly crooning to his adoring crowd.
Holding this familiarly grunge, punk rock Vegas performance together, we have an incredibly authentic Nirvana backing band of screeching guitar, pumping bass line and powerful drums. The band, all dressed in 50s style tuxedos and spats footwear, plough confidently through the Nirvana back catalogue whilst meticulously splicing cuts of Elvis’ finest moments into the set.
Fan favourite ‘Breed’ glides elegantly into ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and iconic anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is introduced with a crowd-pleasing rendition of ‘A Little Less Conversation.’ It doesn’t end there; the whole set is tied together with twin cheerleader/backing vocalists, who sprinkle that essential, magical powdering of Vegas Casino onto the evenings entertainment.
The full list of dates is as follows:
18-Oct-19 Glasgow O2 Academy
19-Oct-19 Leeds O2 Academy
26-Oct-19 Newcastle Think Tank
8-Nov-19 Cardiff Tramshed
9-Nov-19 Bristol O2 Academy
29-Nov-19 Gateshead Sage
6-Dec-19 Birmingham O2 Institute
7-Dec-19 Nottingham Rock City
13-Dec-19 London O2 Forum Kentish Town
14-Dec-19 Liverpool Eventim Olympia
5-Mar-20 Norwich Waterfront
6-Mar-20 Hull The Welly
7-Mar-20 Middlesbrough Empire
12-Mar-20 Belfast Limelight
26-Mar-20 Aberdeen Unit 51
27-Mar-20 Dundee Church
Tickets are available from seetickets.com/tour/elvana