'American Idols Live!' Extends Tour for Katrina Victims

September 6, 2005-- Posted at 3:15 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES, PRNewswire-- 19 Entertainment President Simon Fuller and AEG announced that the American Idols Live! tour will play an additional night in Syracuse, NY on Sunday, September 11 to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Season 4 Idols, who were originally scheduled to end their summer tour on September 10, will perform a special show at The War Memorial at Oncenter, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the American Red Cross.

Fuller, who created and executive produces the Fox television show, stated, "'American Idol' has proven to be a true show of the people. This one-off special on Sunday night is an opportunity for ordinary citizens to respond to the disaster in New Orleans and Mississippi. The more I learned of the extent of the suffering and loss, the more I was desperately keen to do something. We are all citizens of the world and we are all compelled to help."

Carrie Underwood, the 2005 American Idol stated, "While on tour we of course have been following the tragic news relating to Hurricane Katrina. When Simon suggested the idea of putting on a special charity concert to help those in need, myself and all the Idols on tour were very happy to help. Our hearts go out to the many people suffering from this disaster."

Tickets are available at the War Memorial at Oncenter Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at (315)-472-0700 or (315)-435-2121, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets subject to applicable service charges. Event time and date subject to change.

About 19 Entertainment (A CKX Company)

19 Entertainment is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands". 19 has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, music film, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. To date, 19 has been involved in the creation of 101 Number 1 singles and 81 Number 1 albums with an impressive tally of 233 Top 40 albums and 389 Top 40 singles.


AEG LIVE, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG LIVE, the nation's second largest concert promotion and touring company, with five regional offices, is comprised of stand-alone affiliate divisions including: AEG LIVE Events, creators and producers of special events of all sizes; AEG-TV, devoted to creation and marketing of live events for television, DVD, pay-per-view, cinema and other electronic media and AEG RADIO, developers and packagers of national and regional radio programming. AEG LIVE Tours and Special Events and AEG LIVE Exhibitions, the company's national promotion divisions are currently producing tours and productions including BON JOVI's upcoming HAVE A NICE DAY World Tour, Celine Dion A New Day ... Presented By Chrysler now appearing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and the recently announced "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recently promoted concert tours have included artists such as Prince, Usher, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, Dixie Chicks, and American Idols Live. Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based regional promotion division created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The company recently announced a joint venture with AOL and XM to create Network LIVE, a company dedicated to creating and distributing live entertainment programming through the Internet, satellite and other third party global media platforms such as VOD, wireless and HDTV. AEG LIVE is a partner with Queen Latifah and Usher in separate joint ventures, which include merchandise, touring, CD and long-form DVD releases. The company operates Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas) and will be opening Nokia Theatre Times Square, a 2,100-seat concert venue in Times Square in Fall 2005.

CONTACT: Eric Green, (310)-248-6150, egreen@bwr-la.com, or George Cabico, (310)-248-6177, gcabico@bwr-la.com for 19 Entertainment

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