A tour to Israel is appealing to Elvis fans, and it reportedly will not feature Elvis look-alikes.
The Elvis Presley Holy Land tour in May 2013 will take 100 Elvis fans on a traditional tour of Israel, which will also stop at the Elvis Inn in Abu Gosh near Jerusalem, a diner-cum-shrine to The King.
The connection between Elvis and Israel appears to be his love of gospel music. Though gospel music does not come from Israel, “Elvis fans, a good majority of them, are church people, so it’s a good fit,” Brian Mayes, co-founder of Israel Theme Tours and an entertainment publicist told the Associated Press. “A large portion of fans are evangelical: Christian, Catholic, Jewish. The Holy Land is an interesting destination for them.”
Three gospel singers who performed with Elvis will accompany the tour. Elvis won three Grammys for his spiritual recordings.
This story "Elvis Fans Get Their Own Israel Tour" was written by JTA.