Tuesday, July 27, 2010

#1 Hit TV Show America's Got Talent to Launch First Ever Nationwide Tour; In Atlanta 11/6/10

Live Shows to Feature Host Jerry Springer with Performances by Season 5 Champion and Fan Favorites
Tour to Launch October 1st in Oakland, CA
Tickets on Sale Now

Sat. 11/6/10 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s hit television talent show from American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, will launch its first ever nationwide tour this fall, bringing the country’s most dynamic and diverse entertainers to 25 cities beginning October 1st at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA. The announcement was made jointly today by Debra Rathwell, Senior Vice President of AEG Live, Northeast, and Andy Felsher, SVP, Games, Entertainment and Live Events for FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). Hosted by Jerry Springer, the spectacular live stage version will feature the Season 5 winner, who will be crowned during the show’s season finale on September 15th. This phenomenal event, promoted by AEG Live, will also feature other dynamic finalists and fan favorites from the hit series.

Tickets to America’s Got Talent Live go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10am and can be purchased via aeglive.com.

“America’s Got Talent has discovered some of the most amazing performers that this country has to offer,” said Debra Rathwell of AEG Live, in making the announcement. “We’re proud to have the opportunity to tour this unique and explosive live stage show.”

“After the huge success of both the television show and the live version of America’s Got Talent in Las Vegas hosted by Jerry Springer, we’re thrilled for another opportunity to bring fans closer to one of their favorite shows, in what is sure to be an amazing tour,” said Andy Felsher, Senior VP Entertainment, Games, and Live Events, FME.

America's Got Talent returned this summer with the hottest performers from across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show's fifth season. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars -- singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages. While each contestant has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan, the eventual winner is chosen by the television viewing audience. Since launching in 2006, America's Got Talent has been sold to over 100 countries, with localized versions of the hit format being produced in 24 countries around the world.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT FALL 2010 TOUR ITINERARY:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri. 10/1/10 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre

Sat. 10/2/10 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

Sun. 10/3/10 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theatre Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center

Wed. 10/6/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

Thu. 10/7/10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Fri. 10/8/10 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Sat. 10/9/10 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

Wed. 10/13/10 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre

Fri. 10/15/10 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

Sat. 10/16/10 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium

Sun. 10/17/10 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater

Wed. 10/20/10 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre

Thu. 10/21/10 Saint Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre

Fri. 10/22/10 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall

Sat. 10/23/10 Columbus, OH Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Sun. 10/24/10 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

Wed. 10/27/10 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Thu. 10/28/10 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater

Fri. 10/29/10 Mashantucket, CT The MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Sat. 10/30/10 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal - Mark Etess Arena

Wed. 11/3/10 Boston, MA Citi Performing Arts Center–Wang Theatre

Thu. 11/4/10 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall

Fri. 11/5/10 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

Sat. 11/6/10 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Sun. 11/7/10 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

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 thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Paul McCartney and KISS. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to www.aeglive.com.

ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA AND FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon “American Idol” (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “What Chilli Wants” (VH1), “Kirstie Alley’s BIG LIFE” (A&E), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “Million Dollar Password” (CBS), “Family Feud” (syndicated) and the longest-running game show in television history, “The Price Is Right” (CBS).


FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all licensing, distribution and home entertainment around the world. It builds brands both on and off screen and extends them into areas such as sponsorship and promotion, consumer products and interactive, mobile and gaming. FME also has a unique live events division and has launched numerous brands in this space including "The American Idol Experience" at Walt Disney Resort in Florida and "The Price is Right Live" in Las Vegas. In international TV distribution, FME represents some of the world's best known independent channels and producers across drama, entertainment, factual, music, comedy and kids' genres. The catalogue comprises over 20,000 hours of programming which is licensed to broadcasters in over 150 countries worldwide including popular titles "American Idol" and "Project Runway" as well as the Martha Stewart franchise. FME's home entertainment division includes hundreds of great titles on DVD and Blu-Ray across films, sports, TV, kids, documentaries and music. www.fremantlemedia.com.

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