Priscilla Presley to Headline Secret Las Vegas Shows - Newstbt.com
No press release went out and no advertisements ran when three upcoming Las Vegas shows headlined by Priscilla Presley quietly went on sale on the South Point casino resort’s website back on June 20.
The reason, it can safely be assumed, is that the ex-wife of the late Elvis Presley was keeping a low media profile at the time. Immediately following the tragic death of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, in January, she locked horns with her own granddaughter, actress/singer Riley Keough, for control of Elvis’ former estate.
Though the dispute has since been resolved, Priscilla and the South Point seem to still prefer relying on word of mouth to sell tickets for her November 3-5 stint, though more than half still remain unsold.
The show is expected to repeat three shows Priscilla performed at the South Point in April 2022. They took the form of an interview conducted on stage by former “Hollywood Insider” and “PM Magazine” host Sandie Newton.
Presley’s Candid Answers
Though the questions were softballs, many of Priscilla’s answers proved surprisingly candid. For instance, as reported by entertainment columnist John Katsilometes of Las Vegas Review-Journal, Priscilla described one of the first signs of trouble in her marriage to Elvis as a maneuver she observed performed with military precision by his “Memphis Mafia” coterie during his opening night at the International Hotel on July 31, 1969.
One of the guys said, ‘Get all the pretty girls and put them in front,’ so there would be blondes, redheads, beautiful, beautiful girls in the front, maybe about 30,” Presley told the audience. “So, you know, I noticed that, and I thought, ‘OK, I guess that’s the normal thing.’ But then I started seeing them in the dressing room, and the guys bringing them in, and, you know, introducing them to Elvis.”
Priscilla left Elvis in 1972 and they divorced a year later, but remained committed to raising Lisa Marie on friendly terms.
A few weeks after Lisa Marie, the sole heir to her father’s fortune, died suddenly on January 12 at age 54 — from what was later determined to be a small bowel obstruction caused by bariatric surgery — Priscilla filed a petition disputing a 2016 amendment to her daughter’s will.
That amendment removed Priscilla and a former business manager as trustees of the estate and replaced them with Lisa Marie’s four children: Riley; her 14-year-old twin half-sisters Harper and Finely Lockwood; and Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide at age 27 in 2020.
That petition was settled earlier this month, leaving Keough as the sole trustee but Priscilla, reportedly, with millions.
Seats for Priscilla Presley’s shows at the South Point Showroom at 7:30 p.m. from November 3-5, are still available for $55 via southpointcasino.com/entertainment. Meet-and-greets with Priscilla following the shows at 9 p.m. are also available for $100.
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