Tickets Go On Sale Today for Nationwide Tour NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia today announced that fans of the summer's top-rated America's Got Talent(R) TV show will have an opportunity to experience their favorite Season 8 acts when the America's Got Talent Live(TM) tour kicks off this October in Melbourne, Florida. Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, July 30th, for all tour dates. Scheduled to appear in more than 30 cities across the country, the show will bring the acts that wowed America to local stages, allowing fans to experience the very best talent from the TV show up close and personal.
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Hot on the heels of their performances in the iconic Radio City Music Hall, fan favorite acts, including the yet to be announced season 8 winner, will again take to the stage with the hottest performances from the season. Featuring an array of performers - from singers and dancers to comedians and novelty acts - America's Got Talent Live will bring the top acts that fans have known and loved all summer to local venues around the country.
"Nothing celebrates the American spirit like America's Got Talent, and we wanted to create a way for the blockbuster reality series to continue honoring the unique range of talent the TV show uncovers," said Jeff Palmer, Vice President of Live Events, FremantleMedia North America. "The upcoming America's Got Talent Live tour will bring the summer's top-rated TV show to a stage near you."
"No other television show can present such extraordinary and diverse performers, and it's exciting to announce that this year the best acts from America's Got Talent will go from performing at the legendary Radio City Music Hall to touring theaters across the country," said Guy Phillips, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Syco Entertainment.
Tour dates and locations for the upcoming America's Got Talent Live tour are as follows:
DATE CITY STATE VENUE Thursday, October 03, 2013 Melbourne FL King Center for the Performing Arts Friday, October 04, 2013 Jacksonville FL The Union Centre Saturday, October 05, 2013 West Palm Beach FL Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Monday, October 07, 2013 Raleigh NC Meymandi Concert Hall Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Nashville TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center Thursday, October 10, 2013 Birmingham AL Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Friday, October 11, 2013 Memphis TN Orpheum Theatre Saturday, October 12, 2013 Park City KS Hartman Arena Sunday, October 13, 2013 Houston TX Bayou Music Center Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Colorado Springs CO Pike's Peak Center Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Denver CO Paramount Theatre Friday, October 18, 2013 Reno NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino Saturday, October 19, 2013 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center Sunday, October 20, 2013 Fresno CA Saroyan Theatre Tuesday, October 22, 2013 San Diego CA Civic Theatre Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Thursday, October 24, 2013 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre Saturday, October 26, 2013 Indio CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Sunday, October 27, 2013 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Kansas City MO Uptown Theater Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Davenport IA Adler Theatre Friday, November 01, 2013 Prior Lake MN Mystic Lake Casino Saturday, November 02, 2013 Merrillville IN Star Plaza Theatre Sunday, November 03, 2013 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Columbus OH Palace Theatre Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Cleveland OH State Theatre Thursday, November 07, 2013 Verona NY Turning Stone Resort Casino Friday, November 08, 2013 Lowell MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium Saturday, November 09, 2013 Buffalo NY Shea's Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 10, 2013 Atlantic City NJ Golden Nugget Monday, November 11, 2013 Staten Island NY St. George Theatre Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Bethlehem PA Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Friday, November 15, 2013 North Charleston SC North Charleston Coliseum Sunday, November 17, 2013 Westbury NY Theatre at Westbury**Tour dates, venues and talent are subject to change**
Currently in its eighth season, America's Got Talent is attracting peak audiences of more than 11 million viewers. Celebrating the phenomenal talent discovered in Season 8, tickets for America's Got Talent Live go on sale later today. For more information on tour dates, locations and ticket availability, please visit the official tour website at www.agtlivetour.com.
America's Got Talent, owned by Syco Entertainment, is co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment.
America's Got Talent airs on NBC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:00pm.
ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA 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), "The X Factor" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Family Feud" (SYN), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Total Blackout" (Syfy), "Married to Medicine" (Bravo), "The Pet Collective" (Blip), "Perfect Score" (The CW) and "The Tomorrow People" (The CW).
The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and Original Productions, among others) has one of the most comprehensive global networks with operations in 22 countries, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 150 countries. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 75% owned by the international media company Bertelsmann.
ABOUT SYCO ENTERTAINMENT Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world's most successful global TV and music franchises. Syco Entertainment is also the world's most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the record label home for such diverse international recording artists as One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, Labrinth, IL Divo, Jonathan and Charlotte, Tate Stevens, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, James Arthur, Ella Henderson and the Loveable Rogues. Syco's television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 42 territories and the US version of The X Factor airs in over 205 countries. Got Talent first launched in the US as America's Got Talent and remains the No 1 summer entertainment show. America's Got Talent airs in 193 countries with original versions of the format now produced in 56 territories around the world, making it the world's biggest selling TV format. Britain's Got Talent remains the highest rated entertainment series since it launched. The 2013 series final of BGT, had a peak audience of 17.4 million, the highest peak since the 2009 final. Britain's Got Talent in 2009 discovered the global singing career of Susan Boyle, who has sold 19 million records sold to date. Got Talent has boosted broadcasters' prime time audience shares by more than 300%.
Syco is co-producing an autobiographical 3D film centered upon the lives of global pop sensation One Direction. Morgan Spurlock will direct the film, giving fans a snapshot look into the lives of the band as they embark on the sold out world-wide tour. Additionally, Simon Cowell is Executive Producing with Harvey Weinstein to create a film centered around the remarkable success story of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, with James Corden taking the role of Potts.
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