While prepping for her show at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre, Presley preps in her dressing room and admits, "New York and L.A. are always the more exciting, but dreaded, stops."
"L.A. has always been a great audience," says Presley.
Lisa Marie Presley gets her makeup and hair done before taking the Roxy stage. "This record is kind of like starting all over again for me," says the singer.
"It’s just a much more intimate relationship with the audience now," says Presley.
"It’s easier to play for a room full of people you don’t know," notes Presley, who admits she clams up when playing for her hometown L.A. crowd.
"This is not a Top 40 pop record," says Presley of her new LP, Storm & Grace. "This is everything but, and it’s gonna take a lot of work."
After the show, Presley signs a tambourine for a fan. "You can feel people really feeling and listening to me now, finally," she says of the response to Storm & Grace.
Lisa Marie Presley hangs in her dressing room with her bandmates, Damon Fox and Michael Lockwood.
Michael Lockwood – Presley's musical director, guitarist and husband – onstage at the Roxy.
On winning over audiences every night, Presley says, "I'm comfortable with that; I do prefer that."
Lisa Marie Presley talks with grandmother Ann Beaulieu and mother Priscilla Presley in Los Angeles. "Playing for my family and people I know, I can feel what they’re thinking," she says.
Lisa Marie Presley gives a hug to her dad's friend Jerry Schilling, a music industry veteran.
Lisa Marie Presley and her band pose backstage at her tour's final stop at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, California.
Lisa Marie Presley onstage during her tour's last gig. "I’m really excited about it," she says of getting back out on the road later this year for Storm & Grace.
"The one song that got a lot of reaction I wasn't expecting was 'Unbreak,'" Presley says of the crowd's response to her new tunes.
Bassist and background vocalist Al Berry performs with Lisa Marie Presley at the Belly Up.
"There’s a rapport with the audience," Presley says. "By the end of it we come together, and it’s a great feeling."
Band members Damon Fox, Al Berry and Sebastian Aymanns hang outside the Belly Up.
Lisa Marie Presley meets her fans after the show. "People are really respectful, really listening and really into the music, which is nice and refreshing," she says.
"By the end of the show I can see there’s a definite relationship, and I’ve usually done what I’ve set out to do," says Presley. "That feels really good afterwards."