“Elvis All-Star Tribute,” will air on NBC on Feb. 17, the network announced Monday on the 50th anniversary of its broadcast of Elvis Presley’s 1968 comeback special.
The two-hour special will feature what NBC described as “an all-star group of music superstars who will pay tribute to Elvis, recreating the spectacle — even the staging — of that legendary night.”
Participating musicians will be announced in January.
Country singer Blake Shelton will host.
In addition to the musical performances, the special will showcase rare Presley footage and interviews from those involved in the 1968 special, including Presley’s then-wife Priscilla and director Steve Binder.
The Feb. 17 special will be produced by Ken Ehrlich, who has produced the Grammy telecast each year since 1980.
“I can remember sitting in front of my television set and watching the Elvis special,” Ehrlich said. “I already knew that I could never do what he did as an artist, but seeing that show had a great deal to do with my dreams of having a career in television production.
“To this day, I’ve been grateful to Elvis and producer/director Steve Binder for inspiring me to be able to revisit that event 50 years later and pay our own homage to what an iconic moment that was in both music and television.”