Saturday, 5 May 2007

Barbra Streisand UK Show Sells Out in 20 Minutes

Barbra Streisand’s show at The O2 Arena in London on July 18th has today sold out in 20 minutes. Tickets for the show went on sale at 9am this morning following the announcement of her eagerly anticipated, and first ever, European tour on Monday 30th April. Due to massive demand, a second date has been added at The O2 Arena on July 22nd.

The show at The O2 Arena will be her first in the UK since 1994. The European tour, which her many fans have been eagerly anticipating for years, also visits Austria, France, Ireland and follows her record-breaking US tour last autumn. More tour dates in additional countries will be announced shortly.

Barbra Streisand is the US music industry's #1 best-selling female recording artist. She is second in the all-time charts, ahead of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, exceeded only by Elvis. Streisand remains the only artist to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, and Peabody Awards, and the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

Martin Erlichman, Streisand’s longtime manager announced the tour, and confirmed that the recent US tour, her first in six years, had broken box office records in a staggering 14 of the 16 venues she played. She already held, and still holds, the record in the remaining 2 venues. Designated proceeds from the tour will support her various philanthropic initiatives and will be distributed through The Streisand Foundation.

The European concert dates are:

21 June - Vienna - Schloss Schonbrun

26 June - Paris - Bercy

10 July - Nice - Nikaia Stadium

14 July - Dublin - Castletown House

18 July - London - The O2 Arena

22 July - London - The O2 Arena