Date: Friday 24th November 2006
Ticket Pricing: Seats:£40 limited remaining at £35 & £75; Standing £40
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Christina Aguilera with special guest Akala (NOTE NO CAMERAS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED INTO THIS SHOW)
SONGSTRESS SET FOR MONTH OF MAJOR DATES ACROSS EUROPE MARKING HER FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR SINCE 2003, AND HER PROMISED SHOW IN NEWCASTLE
Christina Aguilera will be performing at the Metro Radio Arena on November 24th 2006, and has fulfilled her promise to come to Newcastle, following her cancelled show way back in November 2003.
Paul Tappenden, Arena Marketing Director said, ‘When Christina cancelled her show, she vowed to return to perform in front of her North East fans, and after much hard work with her Promoter and Management, we’re delighted to be able to announce that she’s finally going to make it back to the North East!’.
With more than 2.5 million copies of her new CD “Back To Basics” shipped worldwide, RCA/BMG Grammy-winning superstar Christina Aguilera has reconfirmed her global popularity. Less than a week after its Aug. 14 release, the album hit #1 in scores of countries, including the U.K. (her first #1 ever in Britain), Canada, Japan, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. The CD also debuted in the Top 5 in New Zealand, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Mexico.
Adding fuel to the fire, Christina is gearing up for a month-long arena tour of Europe, kicking off Nov. 17th in England and wrapping up on Dec. 17th in Prague. In between, she hits major markets including Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Manchester, Newcastle and two nights in London.
In the U.S., the 2 CD set hit #1 on five Billboard charts with first-week sales of 345,518, marking her best Soundscan debut to date and the highest first-week sales of the year for a female solo artist. “Back To Basics” topped the Billboard 200, the R&B Overall Album Chart, the Digital Album Chart, Mass Merchant Chart and Internet Album Chart. This is Christina’s first #1 album since her 1999 self-titled debut.
The CD’s debut single, “Ain’t No Other Man” is currently #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the Bryan Barber-directed video continuously peaked at #1 on MTV’s TRL. The double-disc set, produced primarily by DJ Premier and Linda Perry, utilizes an orchestra, choir, string quartet and jazz horns, as well as techniques that offer a vintage sound and sensibility. Christina delivered a show-stopping debut performance of her forthcoming single “Hurt” at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 31st.
One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, Christina Aguilera has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, achieved four #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and has won three Grammy Awards and a Latin Grammy Award, as well as two top five albums in the United States.
In addition, Christina has partnered with I Love All Access to offer fans VIP ticket packages. For more information, go to www.christinaaguilera.com or www.iloveallaccess.com