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Hill, McGraw go to Vegas

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 – Faith Hill once sang Let's Go to Vegas, and now her dreams will come true as she and husband Tim McGraw are bringing their "Soul2Soul" show to Las Vegas starting in December.

This limited engagement opens on Dec. 7 and covers 10 weekends through April 2013 at the 1,815-seat Venetian Theater. A ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow, and tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, Aug. 13.

This will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed together in the U.S. "Soul2Soul" will feature an all-new production. The show will combine their hits as solo artists and together.

"We are creating a show that will be completely different from what we've done before - and might ever do again," the couple said in a joint statement. "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."

McGraw and Hill began performing together in 2000 in their record-breaking "Soul2Soul" tour, becoming that year's top grossing and most successful U.S. tour. Their success continued in 2006 when "Soul2Soul II" returned to the road. It became the highest grossing country music tour of all time, the most attended of the year in any musical genre and remains the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.

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 including 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 including tax.

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