June 12, 2006 08:27 ET

E-Media News Release: Barbra Streisand Tour Kicks Off October 4th in Philadelphia; Welcomes Il Divo as Her Special Guest

Tickets on Sale, Monday, June 19th

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- It was announced today that the multi-platinum quartet Il Divo will take the stage with Barbra Streisand as her special guest for her highly anticipated national tour set to kick off October 4th in Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center. The tour will be presented by promoter Michael Cohl for Concert Productions International and The Next Adventure (A Live Nation Company). "It's an incredible opportunity to work with Barbra Streisand, certainly the greatest female performer of all time," said Cohl. "This will be an amazing show. Don't miss it." Martin Erlichman, Streisand's longtime manager and tour producer, announced the tour last week citing her commitment to contribute to charitable organizations as her motivation to return to the stage. In a joint statement, Il Divo stated: "We believe the experience of working with Barbra Streisand -- a truly legendary artist -- will forever shape the way we approach our own singing and performing. Her voice and her music have profoundly influenced and inspired so many artists, including Il Divo, and we are thrilled to be sharing the stage with her."

Barbra Streisand is the music industry's #1 best-selling female artist with 50 Gold, 30 Platinum and 13 Multi-Platinum albums to her credit. She is second in the all-time charts, ahead of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, exceeded only by Elvis. She continues to be the highest-selling female recording artist ever. Streisand remains the only artist to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, and Peabody Awards, and the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

Il Divo has become the most successful International musical breakout story of the past few years, selling more than 12 million albums. Conquering the hearts of fans and the charts of nations all around the world, the group has garnered some 80 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries. Their first two albums, "Il Divo" and "Ancora," achieved 26 #1 chart positions Internationally, including a #1 debut in the United States.

A Partial list of the Barbra Streisand 2006 North American Tour include:

October 4       Philadelphia        Wachovia Center
October 9       New York City       Madison Square Garden
October 13      Washington, D.C.    Verizon Center
October 18      Detroit             The Palace Of Auburn Hills
October 22      Boston              TD Banknorth Garden
October 28      Ft. Lauderdale      BankAtlantic Center
November 2      Atlanta             Philips Arena
November 7      Chicago             United Center
November 13     San Jose            HP Pavilion at San Jose
November 18     Las Vegas           MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 20     Los Angeles         Staples Center
American Express has a long history of providing special access and meaningful experiences to Cardmembers. As part of this ongoing commitment, American Express has partnered with Barbra Streisand to secure a special opportunity for Cardmembers to purchase their tickets (in select markets and venues) to what promises to be an incredible tour prior to the general public on-sale. Tickets to Barbra Streisand's performances in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, San Jose and Los Angeles will be available exclusively to American Express Cardmembers from June 12th at 1pm to June 18th at 2pm. Additionally, tickets to the Las Vegas show will be available exclusively to American Express Cardmembers from June 17th to June 22nd and tickets for the Detroit performance will be available exclusively to Cardmembers from June 19th to June 25th. American Express will offer VIP packages exclusive to their Gold Card Events and By Invitation Only eligible Cardmembers.

Tickets for the Barbra Streisand tour will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, June 19th for New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, San Jose and Los Angeles. Fans in Las Vegas can purchase beginning June 24th and in Detroit on June 26th. A limited number of seats will be sold at $750 with remaining tickets at $350, $200 and $100. There will be a 6 ticket limit per person. For Official Fan Club, Tour and Ticket information visit: For special VIP Packages, visit:

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