Mariah Carey Announces Eagerly-Anticipated Tour - 'THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI: THE VOICE, THE HITS, THE TOUR' - the Event of the Year!!

05/22/2006
       Sean Paul to Open First Month of Shows - Surprises Every Night!

Celebrating Biggest-Selling Album of 2005 - Trek Will Feature Most Elaborate

       Concert Production of Mariah's Career and Hits Spanning 15 Years

              Tickets for Most Dates Go on Sale Friday, June 2nd

NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Capping one of the most phenomenally successful years of her entire career, performer and song writer Mariah Carey will embark on a fun-filled North American tour this summer. Bringing her big show on the road for the first time in more than three years, "THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI: THE VOICE, THE HITS, THE TOUR" will take fans on a summertime ride that will be the must-see tour event of the year.

"THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI: THE VOICE, THE HITS, THE TOUR" which launches August 5th in Miami and ends October 10th in Phoenix, will make stops in 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets for most dates will go on sale Friday, June 2nd. The tour is being produced by Live Nation. (Please see tour dates below.)

Opening for Mariah on selected dates during her first month of shows will be dancehall superstar Sean Paul -- with special surprise guests expected to add to the fun en route. "THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI: THE VOICE, THE HITS, THE TOUR" is shaping up to be a grand celebration for Mariah, who will draw on songs -- many performed for the first time ever -- from her 15-year career.

Enjoying one of the most extraordinary years of her entire career, Mariah Carey's 6x-platinum Island Records album "The Emancipation Of Mimi" generated three Grammy awards and recently passed its one year anniversary on the Billboard 200 Albums chart (this week marks its 58th week on the chart). Mimi includes Mariah's 16th and 17th #1 career singles, "We Belong Together" and "Don't Forget About Us," respectively -- which tied one of the most enduring chart records in Billboard Hot 100 history, Elvis Presley's 17 #1's. Mariah is now positioned as the only active recording artist with the potential to surpass the Beatles' all-time high of 20 #1 hits. Mimi, the biggest-selling album of 2005, has sold over 9 million units worldwide to date, bringing Mariah's career sales to over 160 million units world wide.

     MARIAH CAREY "THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI: THE VOICE, THE HITS, THE TOUR"

    MARIAH TOUR DATES

    DATE            CITY                    VENUE

    Sat    8/5      Miami, FL               American Airlines Arena
    Mon    8/7      Tampa, FL               St. Pete Times Forum*
    Wed    8/9      Atlanta, GA             Philips Arena*
    Fri    8/11     Philadelphia, PA        Wachovia Center*
    Sun    8/13     Toronto, ON             Air Canada Centre*
    Tue    8/15     Montreal, QC            Bell Centre*
    Thu    8/17     Atlantic City, NJ       Trump Taj Mahal*
    Mon    8/21     Boston, MA              TD Banknorth Garden*
    Wed    8/23     New York, NY            Madison Square Garden*
    Fri    8/25     Uncasville, CT          Mohegan Sun Arena*
    Sun    8/27     East Rutherford, NJ     Continental Airlines Arena*
    Tue    8/29     New York, NY            Madison Square Garden*
    Fri    9/1      Albany, NY              Pepsi Arena*
    Sun    9/3      Hershey, PA             Giant Center*
    Tue    9/5      Verona, NY              Turning Stone Event Center
    Thu    9/7      Washington, DC          Verizon Center
    Sat    9/9      Auburn Hills, MI        The Palace of Auburn Hills
    Mon    9/11     Chicago, IL             United Center
    Thu    9/14     Houston, TX             Toyota Center
    Sat    9/16     Dallas, TX              American Airlines Center
    Mon    9/18     Denver, CO              Pepsi Center
    Thu    9/21     Edmonton, AB            Rexall Place
    Sat    9/23     Vancouver, BC           General Motors Place
    Mon    9/25     Seattle, WA             Key Arena
    Wed    9/27     Sacramento, CA          Arco Arena
    Sat    9/30     Las Vegas, NV           MGM Grand Garden Arena
    Mon    10/2     Oakland, CA             Oakland Arena
    Wed    10/4     San Diego, CA           Ipayone Center at the Sports Arena
    Fri    10/6     Los Angeles, CA         Staples Center
    Sun    10/8     Anaheim, CA             Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
    Tue    10/10    Phoenix, AZ             US Airways Center

    *With Sean Paul
SOURCE  Live Nation
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John Vlautin of Live Nation, +1-310-867-7127, johnvlautin@livenation.com/
    /Web site:  http://www.livenation.com /
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