Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Bring “Soul2Soul” to The Venetian

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill perform at the Rod Laver Arena on March 20, 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: Martin Philbey)

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced today (8/7) at an exclusive press conference they will bring their Soul2Soul to The Venetian this winter.

Being billed as “the biggest musical event in the history of The Venetian,” the limited engagement opens on Dec. 7 and covers 10 weekends through April 2013. A ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow and tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, Aug. 13.

Soul2Soul at The Venetian will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed together in the United States. Soul2Soul will feature an all-new production with innovative lighting and set design technologies that were synonymous with the Soul2Soul concerts. The Venetian Theater will also be modified to accommodate this new production.

“We are creating a show that will be completely different from what we’ve done before – and might ever do again,” said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “In arenas and stadiums, you’re always faced with the challenge of finding ways to make people feel closer to the action, no matter where they might be sitting. Now everyone will be close, so it opens up all kinds of creative possibilities and we’re looking forward to exploring those so that we can really give our fans something truly special.”

“It’s not every day that Las Vegas welcomes such stellar star power to the Strip,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo & Sands Expo. “Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are country music’s first couple and we are proud to have such extraordinary talent. When they hit our stage in December it will surely be the hottest ticket in town.” Caparella’s connection to Nashville include his prior stint as Chief Operating Officer of Gaylord Entertainment Company until he left the company in 2009.

Notable duets between the two include “Let’s Make Love,” “It’s Your Love,” and “I Need You.” Collectively, they’ve sold 70 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 14 American Music Awards, seven People’s Choice Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The couple’s first Soul2Soul Tour in 2000 visited 65 North American cities, grossed nearly $50 million and was witnessed by close to 950,000 people. Joining forces again in 2006 for the Soul2Soul II Tour, the superstar couple played 74 shows in 56 cities, selling 1.1 million tickets. The tour was rebranded the following year as Soul2Soul 2007 when the couple hosted opening acts including Taylor Swift, and grossed some additional $52 million. Combined, the 2006-07 tours grossed $141 million and supported almost 150 crew, 22 trucks, and 14 busses.

McGraw and Hill took to Australia this past March for a 6-show run before McGraw headed out on a summer headlining tour with Kenny Chesney, which has surpassed sales of 1-million tickets. Hill performed during CMA Fest in Nashville, which will be aired as part of ABC’s CMAMusic Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, September 17.

This residency joins Shania Twain’s upcoming stay at the Caesars Palace Coliseum and Garth Brookscurrent residency at the Wynn’s Encore Theatre.

Members of The Venetian’s loyalty program, Grazie, as well as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s official fan communities and Clear Channel subscribers will be able to purchase advance tickets through the pre-sale starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Performances are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8; 14, 15; Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013; Feb. 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23, March 1,2; April 12, 13, 26 and 27.

Ticket prices are $95.50, $175.50 and $255.50 and $295.50 inclusive of tax. A limited number of VIP Packages – including preferred seating in the first two rows, a complimentary pre-fixe dinner at a select resort restaurant, two complimentary drinks at the show, a merchandise credit and more – will be available for $1,000, inclusive of tax. Performance dates and times are subject to change. Tickets are available for purchase at any Venetian | Palazzo Box Office, online at venetian.com or by phone at 702-414-9000.

For more information on Grazie and to become a member, please call Grazie Services at 702-414-1500 or click here.

Click here to watch the full press conference.

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