The operatic pop band Il Divo is gearing up for its world tour in support of its fifth album “The Promise” with a performance...

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.

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 8Washington, DCPatriot Center
May 9E. Rutherford, NJIzod Arena
May 10Philadelphia, PASusquehanna Bank Center
May 12Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
May 14Boston, MAAgannis Arena
May 15Uniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
May 17Detroit, MIFox Theater
May 19 – 20Chicago, ILRosemont Theatre
June 2Everett, WAComcast Arena @ Everett
June 3Portland, ORRose Garden
June 20San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
June 21Dallas, TXNokia Theater
June 23Houston, TXToyota Center
June 26Ft. Lauderdale, FLBank Atlantic Center
June 27Orlando, FLAmway Center
June 28Tampa, FLMahaffey Theater
July 1Atlanta, GAFox Theater
July 6Cleveland, OHWolstein Center
July 8St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
July 10St. Louis, MOFox Theater
July 11Kansas City, MOSprint Center
July 13Denver, COWells Fargo Theater
July 15Phoenix, AZDodge Theater
July 17Las Vegas, NVMandalay Bay
July 18Santa Barbara, CACounty Bowl
July 20Los Angeles, CAVenue Details to follow
July 23San Jose, CAHP Pavilion
July 24Reno, NVEvents Center