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|Gwen Stefani Officially Announces 40 Date Concert Tour: The Sweet Escape Tour Presented By Verizon|
Featuring Special Guests Akon and Lady Sovereign
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With a hit album in stores and a brand new single at the top of the charts, dates were officially announced today for Gwen Stefani's highly-anticipated The Sweet Escape Tour presented by Verizon. Her most ambitious North American tour to date, Gwen's 40 stop trek kicks off on April 22nd at Coors Amphitheatre in San Diego, California, and concludes on June 23rd at Irvine, California's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale nationwide on Saturday, February 10th. The Sweet Escape Tour is produced by Live Nation. (NYSE: LYV)
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Joining Gwen on tour is the platinum-selling singer Akon, who also sings on and produced her new hit single "The Sweet Escape." Rounding out the bill is British MC Lady Sovereign.
"I'm excited to have this opportunity to tour with Akon and Lady Sovereign, two original artists that I have so much respect for," Gwen said. "I can't wait to get out there. This show is going to be spectacular!"
Tickets for "The Sweet Escape" tour go on sale Saturday, February 10th. Fans can buy tickets at www.livenation.com, at www.ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster retail locations nationwide.
GWEN STEFANI THE SWEET ESCAPE TOUR FEATURING AKON AND LADY SOVEREIGN DATE CITY VENUE Sun-Apr 22 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre** Tues-Apr 24 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center** Wed-Apr 25 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena** Fri-Apr 27 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre*** Sat-Apr 28 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion Mon-Apr 30 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center Wed-May 2 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Thu-May 3 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion Sat-May 5 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre Sun-May 6 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Tues-May 8 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre Wed-May 9 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre Fri-May 11 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre Sat-May 12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Mon-May 14 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion Tue-May 15 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Thu-May 17 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion Fri-May 18 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center Sun-May 20 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Mon-May 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Wed-May 23 Boston, MA Tweeter Center Thu-May 24 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center at The Waterfront Sun-May 27 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino*** Tue-May 29 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Wed-May 30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Fri-June 1 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills Sat-June 2 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Mon-June 4 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Tues-June 5 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Thu-June 7 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center Fri-June 8 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Sun-June 10 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre Tue-June 12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Wed-June 13 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome Fri-June 15 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place Sat-June 16 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre Mon-June 18 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Tue-June 19 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Fri-June 22 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Sat-June 23 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ** Akon only *** Lady Sovereign only
SOURCE Live Nation 01/23/2007 CONTACT: Dave Tomberlin of Interscope Geffen A&M, +1-310-865-4575, email@example.com; or Ellen Yu of Verizon, +1-908-559-3496, firstname.lastname@example.org; or John Vlautin of Live Nation, +1-310-867-7127, email@example.com Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070123/LATU044 AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org AP PhotoExpress Network: PRN3 PRN Photo Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://www.livenation.com (LYV)