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IL DIVO Announce North American Leg of the Classical Crossover Quartet's 2012 World Tour

Sony Columbia Records - 11/07/2011

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's foremost classical crossover quartet IL DIVO announce the initial United States and Canadian concert dates on the group's massive 2012 world tour, slated to cross six continents in the upcoming year. The IL DIVO 2012 world tour, the group's fourth, follows the release of the quartet's latest album, Wicked Game (on Syco/Columbia Records) and provides a new mark of achievement for the signature vocal blend and unique operatic arrangements which have captivated millions and launched a classical-crossover sensation.

The North American leg of the Il Divo tour promoted by AEG Live will open in May with a series of Canadian dates before bringing the group to the US for their most extensive stateside run to-date.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, November 18 at 10am and exclusive VIP packages will be available in all North American markets. Select VIP Packages include excellent reserved seats and unparallel access to numerous perks including Meet & Greets, Photo Opportunities, Autographed Limited Edition Memorabilia, Merchandise and more! To purchase tickets for the tour go to ildivo.com and aeglive.com.

The Il Divo world concert tour will see this phenomenal quartet- Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler - perform at leading venues across Europe, UK, Australia, South Africa, Japan & Asia in advance of their stateside shows.

Their most recent "An Evening With Il Divo" tour, which spanned most of 2009, saw sold out shows across 130 cities. Il Divo received the Billboard Breakthrough Award for one of the biggest grossing tours of the year.

With a new show designed by Creative Director Brian Burke (Artistic Director of 'La Reve' and Celine Dion's 5 year run of 'A New Day' at Caesars Palace, both in Las Vegas), and performed with the Il Divo band and famed orchestras across each city, the 2012 tour promises to incorporate a stunning visual and musical mix of fan favourites as well as premiering songs from their eagerly anticipated new album Wicked Game.

"Il Divo is the perfect modern fusion of opera, theatre and concert performance. It is a privilege as a director to create a visual landscape inviting the audience on a theatrical journey of their music," said Brian Burke.

Wicked Game, the group's fifth studio album, includes the title track (a dramatic reworking of the Chris Isaak classic), an emotionally beautiful rendering of Roy Orbison's 'Crying,' a heavenly song inspired by Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' called 'Dove L'Amore' and a stunning version of the unforgettable 'Time To Say Goodbye.'

Recently named Artist of the Decade at the Classic BRITS, Il Divo are the most successful international musical break-out story of the millennium, selling more than 25 million albums and pioneering the classical crossover genre. Their ground-breaking success has brought an entirely new sound to vocal music and the group have more than 150 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries. Their first four albums, Il Divo, Ancora, Siempre and The Promise have achieved 50 #1 album chart positions internationally.

Il Divo could rest on their laurels. But that has never been their style. Their story continues to evolve and Wicked Game is an exciting new chapter. Il Divo look forward to doing what they love best, taking their music on the road to the world.

IL DIVO & ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT - 2012 WORLD TOUR

    MAY 2012
    Fri-18-May  Windsor, ON       Colosseum at Caesars Palace
    Sat-19-May  Toronto, ON       Air Canada Centre
    Sun-20-May  Ottawa, ON        Scotiabank Place
    Tue-22-May  Montreal, QC      Bell Centre
    Thu-24-May  Halifax, NS       Halifax Metro Centre
    Fri-25-May  Moncton, NB       Moncton Coliseum
    Sat-26-May  Saint John, NB    Harbour Station
    Tue-29-May  New York, NY      Beacon Theatre
    Wed-30-May  New York, NY      Beacon Theatre

    JUNE 2012
    Sun-3-Jun   Boston, MA        Wang Theatre
    Tue-5-Jun   Newark, NJ        NJPAC
    Wed-6-Jun   Providence, RI    Providence Performing Arts Center
    Fri-8-June  Philadelphia, PA  MANN Center
    Sun-10-Jun  Baltimore, MD     Lyric Opera House
    Tue-12-Jun  Orlando, FL       Bob Carr PAC
    Fri-15-Jun  Tampa             Morsani Hall
    Sat-16-Jun  Tampa             Morsani Hall
    Tue-19-Jun  Austin, TX        Bass Concert Hall
    Wed-20-Jun  Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre
    Thu-21-Jun  Houston, TX       Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    JULY 2012
    Thu-12-Jul  Phoenix, AZ       Comerica Theatre
    Fri-13-Jul  Las Vegas, NV     Colosseum at Caesars Palace
    Sat-14-Jul  Las Vegas, NV     Colosseum at Caesars Palace
    Tue-17-Jul  San Diego, CA     San Diego Civic Theatre
    Thu-19-Jul  Los Angeles, CA   Nokia Theatre
    Fri-20-Jul  San Jose, CA      San Jose Civic
    Sat-21-Jul  San Jose, CA      San Jose Civic
    Tue-24-Jul  Seattle, WA       Paramount Theatre
    Wed-25-Jul  Vancouver, BC     Rogers Arena
    Fri-27-Jul  Calgary, AB       Scotiabank Saddledome
    Sat-28-Jul  Edmonton          Rexall Place
    Sun-29-Jul  Saskatoon, SK     Credit Union Centre
    Tue-31-Jul  Winnipeg          MTS Centre

    AUGUST 2012
    Thu-2-Aug   Minneapolis, MN   US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
    Fri-3-Aug   Rosemont, IL      Rosemont Theatre
    Sat-4-Aug   Rosemont, IL      Rosemont Theatre
    Mon-6-Aug   Pittsburgh, PA    Heinz Hall
    Tue-7-Aug   London, ON        John Labatt Centre
    Thu-9-Aug   Washington DC     Wolftrap
    Fri-10-Aug  Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
    Sun-12-Aug  Alpharetta, GA    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Tue-14-Aug  Cleveland, OH     State Theatre at Playhouse Square
    Wed-15-Aug  Saint Louis MO    Peabody Opera House
    Thu-16-Aug  Kansas City, MO   Starlight Theatre
    Sun-19-Aug  Denver, CO        Wells Fargo Center

Check out Il Divo's premiere performance of 'Wicked Game' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgxOSFk7xNY

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

WWW.ILDIVO.COM

Presented by AEG Live in association with Octagon Music and CAA

SOURCE Syco/Columbia Records

SOURCE: Syco/Columbia Records

IL DIVO Announce North American Leg of the Classical Crossover Quartet's 2012 World Tour
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PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's foremost classical crossover quartet IL DIVO announce the initial United States and Canadian concert dates on the group's massive 2012 world tour, slated to cross six continents in the upcoming year.  The IL DIVO 2012 world tour, the group's fourth, follows the release of the quartet's latest album, Wicked Game (on Syco/Columbia Records) and provides a new mark of achievement for the signature vocal blend and unique operatic arrangements which have captivated millions and launched a classical-crossover sensation.

The North American leg of the Il Divo tour promoted by AEG Live will open in May with a series of Canadian dates before bringing the group to the US for their most extensive stateside run to-date.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, November 18 at 10am and exclusive VIP packages will be available in all North American markets. Select VIP Packages include excellent reserved seats and unparallel access to numerous perks including Meet & Greets, Photo Opportunities, Autographed Limited Edition Memorabilia, Merchandise and more! To purchase tickets for the tour go to ildivo.com and aeglive.com.

The Il Divo world concert tour will see this phenomenal quartet- Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler – perform at leading venues across Europe, UK, Australia, South Africa, Japan & Asia in advance of their stateside shows.

Their most recent "An Evening With Il Divo" tour, which spanned most of 2009, saw sold out shows across 130 cities.  Il Divo received the Billboard Breakthrough Award for one of the biggest grossing tours of the year.

With a new show designed by Creative Director Brian Burke (Artistic Director of 'La Reve' and Celine Dion's 5 year run of 'A New Day' at Caesars Palace, both in Las Vegas), and performed with the Il Divo band and famed orchestras across each city, the 2012 tour promises to incorporate a stunning visual and musical mix of fan favourites as well as premiering songs from their eagerly anticipated new album Wicked Game.

"Il Divo is the perfect modern fusion of opera, theatre and concert performance. It is a privilege as a director to create a visual landscape inviting the audience on a theatrical journey of their music," said Brian Burke.

Wicked Game, the group's fifth studio album, includes the title track (a dramatic reworking of the Chris Isaak classic), an emotionally beautiful rendering of Roy Orbison's 'Crying,' a heavenly song inspired by Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' called 'Dove L'Amore' and a stunning version of the unforgettable 'Time To Say Goodbye.'

Recently named Artist of the Decade at the Classic BRITS, Il Divo are the most successful international musical break-out story of the millennium, selling more than 25 million albums and pioneering the classical crossover genre. Their ground-breaking success has brought an entirely new sound to vocal music and the group have more than 150 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries. Their first four albums, Il Divo, Ancora, Siempre and The Promise have achieved 50 #1 album chart positions internationally.

Il Divo could rest on their laurels. But that has never been their style. Their story continues to evolve and Wicked Game is an exciting new chapter.  Il Divo look forward to doing what they love best, taking their music on the road to the world.

IL DIVO & ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT - 2012 WORLD TOUR

MAY 2012

 

 

Fri-18-May

Windsor, ON

Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Sat-19-May

Toronto, ON

Air Canada Centre

Sun-20-May

Ottawa, ON

Scotiabank Place

Tue-22-May 

Montreal, QC

Bell Centre

Thu-24-May

Halifax, NS

Halifax Metro Centre

Fri-25-May

Moncton, NB

Moncton Coliseum

Sat-26-May

Saint John, NB

Harbour Station

Tue-29-May

New York, NY

Beacon Theatre

Wed-30-May

New York, NY

Beacon Theatre


JUNE 2012
 

 

 

Sun-3-Jun

Boston, MA

Wang Theatre

Tue-5-Jun

Newark, NJ

NJPAC

Wed-6-Jun

Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center

Fri-8-June

Philadelphia, PA

MANN Center

Sun-10-Jun

Baltimore, MD

Lyric Opera House          

Tue-12-Jun

Orlando, FL

Bob Carr PAC

Fri-15-Jun

Tampa

Morsani Hall

Sat-16-Jun

Tampa

Morsani Hall

Tue-19-Jun

Austin, TX

Bass Concert Hall

Wed-20-Jun

Grand Prairie, TX

Verizon Theatre

Thu-21-Jun

Houston, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


JULY 2012

 

 

Thu-12-Jul

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

Fri-13-Jul

Las Vegas, NV

Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Sat-14-Jul

Las Vegas, NV

Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Tue-17-Jul

San Diego, CA

San Diego Civic Theatre

Thu-19-Jul

Los Angeles, CA

Nokia Theatre

Fri-20-Jul

San Jose, CA

San Jose Civic

Sat-21-Jul

San Jose, CA

San Jose Civic

Tue-24-Jul

Seattle, WA

Paramount Theatre

Wed-25-Jul

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena                           

Fri-27-Jul

Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat-28-Jul

Edmonton

Rexall Place

Sun-29-Jul

Saskatoon, SK

Credit Union Centre                 

Tue-31-Jul

Winnipeg

MTS Centre                    


AUGUST 2012

 

 

Thu-2-Aug

Minneapolis, MN

US Bank Theatre @ Target Center

Fri-3-Aug

Rosemont, IL

Rosemont Theatre

Sat-4-Aug

Rosemont, IL

Rosemont Theatre

Mon-6-Aug

Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Hall

Tue-7-Aug

London, ON

John Labatt Centre                   

Thu-9-Aug

Washington DC

Wolftrap

Fri-10-Aug

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata                          

Sun-12-Aug

Alpharetta, GA

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                                 

Tue-14-Aug

Cleveland, OH

State Theatre at Playhouse Square

Wed-15-Aug

Saint Louis MO

Peabody Opera House

Thu-16-Aug

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre             

Sun-19-Aug

Denver, CO

Wells Fargo Center

Check out Il Divo's premiere performance of 'Wicked Game' here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgxOSFk7xNY

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005.  AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

WWW.ILDIVO.COM

Presented by AEG Live in association with Octagon Music and CAA

SOURCE Syco/Columbia Records

CONTACT: CONTACT: Fran DeFeo, Columbia Records, Senior Vice President Media, +1-212-833-5784, Fran.defeo@sonymusic.com

Web Site: http://www.ildivo.com