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|ING Presents Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony En Concierto; Live Nation Adds 2nd Madison Square Garden Show Due to Popular Demand|
NEW YORK, Aug 11, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Within 15 minutes of tickets going on sale today for ING Presents Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony En Concierto at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, October 7th, a second show was put on sale for Monday, October 8, due to the overwhelming response of New York fans. The mega-wattage tour kicks off September 29 in Atlantic City, and is Lopez's first tour ever and Lopez and Anthony's first tour together. Produced by Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the first-of-a-kind tour will make its way to fourteen major markets and some of the hottest venues in the U.S. and Canada, (see dates below). $1.00 from every ticket sold on the tour will benefit the ING Run for Something Better, a free school based running program which benefits Latino kids. PHOTOS: http://www.dbaronmedia.com/index.php/artists/enconcierto/gallery
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The star power and performing prowess Lopez and Anthony bring to the tour is unequaled. Anthony is one of the most thrilling performers in contemporary music and will perform music from his extensive English and Spanish repertoire. Superstar Jennifer Lopez will be performing many of the greatest hits she's had in English and also songs in Spanish from her album COMO AMA UNA MUJER.
$l.00 from every ticket sold on JENNIFER & MARC EN CONCIERTO will benefit the ING Run For Something Better, a free school based running program ING created to reduce childhood obesity by introducing kids to the benefits of running, physical fitness, and healthy lifestyle choices. The NALEO (The National Association of Elected and Appointed Latino Officials) Education Fund, ING's charitable partner for the multi-city tour, will direct the funds into schools with high Latino enrollment.
Lopez and Anthony, the superstar actors/performers/producers have been busy the past month promoting their film El Cantante, in which Anthony stars as the tragic salsa legend Hector Lavoe and Lopez stars as Puchi, his manager/wife. Produced by Lopez's Nuyorican Productions, El Cantante opened last week to rave reviews. Newsday wrote, " ... the haunting beauty of the movie is the way it dramatizes the central figure of salsa music, the singer, who is burdened with carrying the hopes and dreams of his audience ... " Anthony just released the soundtrack to El Cantante and Lopez is set to release BRAVE, her seventh album, on October 9. This past March, she released her first Spanish language album, COMO AMA UNA MUJER which nailed the #1 spot on the Billboard Latin Chart its first week out.
CONCERT DATES: Onsale Onsale Show Date Date Time City Venue 29-Sep on sale now Atlantic City Trump Taj Mahal 3-Oct on sale now Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena 5-Oct on sale now Washington DC Verizon Center 7 & 8 Oct on sale now New York Madison Square Garden 10-Oct 13-Aug 10am Toronto Air Canada Centre 14-Oct on sale now Chicago United Center 17-Oct 12-Aug 10am San Jose HP Pavilion 19-Oct 12-Aug 12pm LA Staples Center 20-Oct 12-Aug 12pm Anaheim Honda Center 24-Oct on sale now San Diego Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl 26-Oct on sale now Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 30-Oct on sale now Dallas American Airlines Center 31-Oct on sale now Houston Toyota Center 2-Nov on sale now Miami American Airlines Arena To purchase tickets go to: www.livenation.com and www.juntosenconcierto.com
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, the Police, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues(R) and Fillmore(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand. ING is currently #13 on the Global Fortune 500 list.
In the U.S., the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.
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