Il Divo To Join Streisand On Tour
First Published: June 12, 2006 9:24 PM EDT Credit: AP
-- ANGELES (June 12, 2006) — 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, it was announced on Monday.“It’s an incredible opportunity to work with Barbra Streisand certainly the greatest female performer of all time,” said tour promoter Michael Cohl. “This will be an amazing show. Don’t miss it.” Martin Erlichman, Streisand?s longtime manager, 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 break-out 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 at #1 debut in the United States.For more information, visit www.BarbraStreisand.com.
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