Sunday, 30 October 2011

Il Divo Arrive in Australia Today / National Tour Announcement

Sunday 30th October 2011 – The world’s most successful classical crossover group Il Divo arrive in Melbourne today to announce a national Australian tour for 2012.  The first show kicks off on Valentines Day at the Sydney Opera House on 14 February 2012. Tickets will go on sale from Thursday November 10 at 9am. Fans can look forward to experiencing the emotion, beauty and power of Il Divo’s unique vocals and operatic arrangements as they take you on a journey that combines opera, pop and musical theatre.
Il Divo will be in Australia this week to promote their new album, Wicked Game, and to join in on the Spring Carnival festivities giving fans a little taste of what to expect on their 2012 tour.  Il Divo will perform some very special TV performances whilst they are in Australia and take part in one-off live performances during Spring Carnival.
"We're so excited to be kicking off our 2012 tour in Australia. Valentines Day, performing at the Sydney Opera House is going to be such a memorable start to a world tour... it really feels like coming home. It’s a country full of my favourite things: Tim Tams, Whale Beach, shopping on Chapel Street and one of the best zoos in the world. We can't wait to have the time whilst on tour to enjoy it all!"Sebastien Izambard (Il Divo)
With more than 25 million album sales, 150 gold and platinum discs, more than 2 million concert tickets sold and the only crossover classical album Ancora ever to enter the US Billboard Top 200 at number 1.
With a new show designed by Creative Director, Brian Burke (Artistic Director of ‘La Reve’ & Celine Dion’s five year run of ‘A New Day’ at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas) and the support of the Il Divo band, 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” – Brian Burke, Creative Director.
The record-breaking quartet – Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, baritone Carlos Marin from Spain, French pop artist Sebastien Izambard and tenor David Miller from the USA first came together in 2003, the culmination of an exhaustive search by music producer Simon Cowell to find four singers of distinctive individual gifts who could, as a group, create musical magic.
Il Divo Wicked Game is released on 4 November 2011 through Sony Music Entertainment.  Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of Il Divo live in 2012.
Tuesday 14 February                  Sydney, Opera House Concert Hall          136 100
Friday 17 February                     Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl          136 100
Saturday 18 February                 Hunter Valley, Hope Estate                        136 100
Monday 20 February                  Brisbane, Brisbane Convention and Expo Centre        132 849
Thursday 23 February                 Perth, Kings Park & Botanic Garden    

For any further queries please contact:
Angela Ceberano
Director | Flourish Public Relations 
Podium 02, Level 2, 9 Yarra Street  South Yarra, Victoria, 3141 Australia
D: + 61 3 9092 8445
M:  0419 774 067