Jones to headline Elvis tribute gig

Updated: Sep 07, 2010, 20:53 PM IST

London: Veteran singer Sir Tom Jones will headline Elvis Presley tribute concert to be held in London, to mark what would have been The King`s 75th birth anniversary.

Tom, Presley’s close friend from 70s, will share the stage with the likes of KT Tunstall, Mica Paris, Tony Hadley and Travis` Fran Healy for Radio 2`s ‘Elvis Forever’ show in London`s Hyde Park.

Presley`s ex-wife, Priscilla, will co-host the event and it will be concluded with fireworks display paying tribute to the music legend’s back catalogue.

The TCB Band, who played with the ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ hitmaker until his death in 1977, will provide backing music at the event.

"I am delighted that Sir Tom can join us to celebrate the music of Elvis Presley, for a night that promises to be very special,” the Daily Express quoted Radio 2 and 6 Music head of programmes, Lewis Carnie, as saying.