The operatic pop band Il Divo is gearing up for its world tour in support of its fifth album “The Promise” with a performance at the Inaugural Purple Ball honoring President Barack Obama on January 20 in Washington, DC.

The 2009 An Evening with Il Divo tour kicks off February 21 in Manchester, ENG, and has already sold out 75 percent in Europe, including multiple nights in Dublin, IRE; London, ENG; Manchester, ENG; and Rotterdam, NET. The tour then heads to North America, Australia and Asia.

In the United Sates, the tour kicks off on May 8 at the Patriot Center in Washington, DC. The May 19-20 shows at the Rosemount in Chicago, IL have already sold out.

Twenty-four new dates have been added to the tour, 10 of which are to go on sale between January 31 and February 2: Susquehanna Bank Center in Philadelphia, PA on May 10; Mohegan, CT on May 12; Fox Theater in Detroit, MI on May 17; Comcast Arena at Everett in Everett, WA on June 2; Rose Garden in Portland, OR on June 3; Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA on July 1; Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO on July 10; Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO on July 11; Wells Fargo Theater in Denver, CO on July 13; and Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ on July 15.

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Tickets are scaled at $55, $85, $125 and $150 plus applicable service charges. There are also two VIP packages available: The Platinum Meet and Greet Experience includes a premium price level 1 ticket (within the first five rows), a pre-show meet and greet and photo opportunity with Il Divo and a VIP gift package; and The Il Divo Premium Gold Package includes a guaranteed premium ticket within the first 10 rows and an exclusive VIP tour gift. Premium package prices are subject to change.

The Il Divo world tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and by arrangement with Octagon Music and Syco Music.

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Il Divo itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 8 Washington, DC Patriot Center
May 9 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Arena
May 10 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
May 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
May 14 Boston, MA Agannis Arena
May 15 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
May 17 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
May 19 – 20 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
June 2 Everett, WA Comcast Arena @ Everett
June 3 Portland, OR Rose Garden
June 20 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
June 21 Dallas, TX Nokia Theater
June 23 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
June 27 Orlando, FL Amway Center
June 28 Tampa, FL Mahaffey Theater
July 1 Atlanta, GA Fox Theater
July 6 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
July 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
July 10 St. Louis, MO Fox Theater
July 11 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 13 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theater
July 15 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
July 17 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
July 18 Santa Barbara, CA County Bowl
July 20 Los Angeles, CA Venue Details to follow
July 23 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
July 24 Reno, NV Events Center