(Macao, June 18, 2013) - Rihanna Diamonds World Tour was a quick sell-out in Macao with over 12,000 tickets sold for the Sept. 13 concert at The Venetian® Macao. As a result of demand, a second and final performance at the CotaiArena™ has been confirmed for the following night, Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m., through CotaiTicketing™.
"The outstanding response to the Rihanna concert is the latest indicator that Sands China's multi-tiered entertainment strategy delivers what the market demands," said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. "We'll continue to bring the biggest superstar events to Macao, diversifying the world-class entertainment available here."
The recipient of six Grammy Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, global music sensation Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time. Forbes named Rihanna the world's No. 1 social media star with over 2.9 billion views on YouTube/VEVO, the most ever for any female artist, over 63 million Facebook fans, and over 27 million Twitter followers. In addition to her 12 Hot 100 No. 1 singles and overall 24 Top 10 singles, she also has 18 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts. In 2012, Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world. "Diamonds" is the fastest-rising single of her career to date, having dominated global music charts; it is the first single released from Unapologetic, her seventh studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years.
Tickets for the 8 p.m., Sept. 14 performance of Rihanna Diamonds World Tour go on sale Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m., at all CotaiTicketing box offices* and can be purchased in the following range: HKD/MOP 280-1,780. Packages with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available ranging from HKD/MOP 568-1,868. Tickets can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China), and are also available at Tom Lee Outlets, K11 Select and through Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies) online at www.HKTicketing.com or by phone at +852 3128 8288.
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring.
* CotaiArena Box Office; The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel - Main Lobby Box Office; Four Seasons Hotel - The Plaza™ Casino Box Office; Sands® Macao - Casino Floor L1 Box Office; Sands® Cotai Central - CotaiTicketing™ Box Offices (Sheraton Hotel Main Lobby, Holiday Inn Main Lobby and East Bus Lobby)
Photo caption: After a quick sell-out of her Sept. 13 show, The Venetian Macao presents worldwide superstar Rihanna for a second night at the CotaiArena, Sept. 14. Tickets for the additional Rihanna Diamonds World Tour show go on sale Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m., through CotaiTicketing.
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia's top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar's Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world's and the region's biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world's largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is where Asia's ultimate destination is all within reach.
Cotai Strip Resorts Macao….truly Macao Starts Here™.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms.