Elvis Presley retrospective to open in London

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Tickets go on sale this week for an exhibition of more than 300 artifacts associated with Elvis Presley in what organizers say is the largest retrospective of the late rock and roll icon ever mounted in Europe.

Elvis Presley Enterprises says “Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life” is scheduled to open Dec. 12 in London. Tickets go on sale Friday, with pre-sale tickets available starting Wednesday.

Scheduled to run through Aug. 31, 2015, the exhibition will chronicle Presley’s rise as the “King of Rock n’ Roll” and his impact on popular culture.

Artifacts come from the Presley family’s Graceland Archives. Some items have never been exhibited outside of Presley’s home-turned museum in Memphis.

Items on display will include automobiles, historical documents, stage costumes, guitars and photos.