LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Collectively, they've sold 70 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 14 American Music Awards, seven People's Choice Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards. Today, at a live 'town-hall' press conference, The Venetian® Las Vegas announced the biggest musical event in its history -- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill "Soul2Soul." This limited engagement, which opens on Dec. 7 and covers 10 weekends through April 2013, will take place in the 1,815-seat Venetian Theater. A ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow and tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, Aug. 13.
"Soul2Soul" at The Venetian will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed together in the United States. "Soul2Soul" will feature an all-new production with innovative lighting and set design technologies that were synonymous with the "Soul2Soul" concerts. The Venetian Theater will also be modified to accommodate this new production. These "Soul2Soul" concerts will include many of the no. 1 hits that have made them, both in their own right, two of the most significant entertainers of our generation.
"We are creating a show that will be completely different from what we've done before -- and might ever do again," said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. "In arenas and stadiums, you're always faced with the challenge of finding ways to make people feel closer to the action, no matter where they might be sitting. Now everyone will be close, so it opens up all kinds of creative possibilities and we're looking forward to exploring those so that we can really give our fans something truly special."
"It's not every day that Las Vegas welcomes such stellar star power to the Strip," said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo & Sands Expo. "Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are country music's first couple and we are proud to have such extraordinary talent. When they hit our stage in December it will surely be the hottest ticket in town."
McGraw and Hill have been dominating the music charts since the early '90s and began performing together in 2000 in their record-breaking "Soul2Soul" tour, becoming that year's top grossing and most successful U.S. tour. Their success continued in 2006 when "Soul2Soul II" returned to the road. It became the highest grossing country music tour of all time, the most attended of the year in any musical genre and remains the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.
McGraw, whose hits include "Live Like You Were Dying," "Everywhere" and "Real Good Man," has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 32 no. 1 singles. He's won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People's Choice Awards and numerous other honors. With 7.8 million spins at radio, McGraw was deemed Artist of the Decade from 2000-2010 by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems. Also an accomplished actor, McGraw's film credits include "Country Strong," the Academy Award nominated "The Blind Side," "Four Christmases," "The Kingdom," "Flicka" and "Friday Night Lights."
Hill's nineteen-year career has been highlighted by the sale of more than 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated thirteen no. 1 singles and twenty no. 1 videos. She was the first female artist to have three studio albums -- 1999's "Breathe," 2002's "Cry" and 2005's "Fireflies" -- all debut consecutively at no. 1 on Billboard's Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart. Hill is a five-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won three Country Music Association Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and four People's Choice Awards. For the fifth consecutive year, Hill is once again the voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football's weekly show open.
Members of The Venetian's loyalty program, Grazie, as well as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's official fan communities and Clear Channel subscribers will be able to purchase advance tickets through the pre-sale starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Performances are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15; Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013; Feb. 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23; March 1, 2; April 12, 13, 26 and 27.
Ticket prices are $95.50, $175.50, $255.50 and $295.50 inclusive of tax. A limited number of VIP Packages -- including preferred seating in the first two rows, a complimentary pre-fixe dinner at a select resort restaurant, two complimentary drinks at the show, a merchandise credit and more -- will be available for $1,000, inclusive of tax. Performance dates and times are subject to change. Tickets are available for purchase at any Venetian | Palazzo Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 888-TAF-SOUL.
For more information on Grazie and to become a member, please call Grazie Services at 702-414-1500 or visit www.venetian.com/Grazie-Loyalty-Program.
For more information on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill go to www.timmcgraw.com or www.faithhill.com.
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