6 Sep 05
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Cream Reunion Three Nights Only at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, New York October 24th, 25th, 26th, 2005 On the heels of four hugely successful nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall and after much speculation, the eagerly anticipated Cream reunion lands in New York for three exclusive nights at Madison Square Garden. In what will be one of the must see shows of this decade and their only appearance in the U.S., legendary rock group, Cream – Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, – will play Madison Square Garden October 24th, 25th, 26th, 2005. Also this Fall, Rhino Home Video and Reprise Records release the bands’ triumphant reunion performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall on DVD and CD. The London shows were brilliantly captured on HD and 5.1 surround sound. More information on these titles can be found in our article: Cream Reunion on DVD and CD (published on August 23, 2005). Cream formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1968. In just under three years the band produced three seminal studio albums, ‘Fresh Cream’ (1966), ‘Disraeli Gears’ (1967) and ‘Wheels of Fire’ (1968) and secured worldwide acclaim and commercial success with their unique take on electrified blues. The band were a prolific and thrilling live act and toured incessantly in their short but remarkable history. Prior to the Royal Albert Hall shows, the last time the band played together was in 1993 when the group was inaugurated into the Rock and Roll Hall Of fame in Los Angeles. These shows will be produced by Ron Delsener Presents and tickets will be available in advance to American Express cardmembers. Ticket On-Sale Information Tickets will go on-sale first to American Express cardmembers through a special pre-sale, beginning Monday, September 12th at 9am Eastern Standard Time (EST). Tickets can be purchased via ticketmaster.com and there will be a 4 ticket per person limit. If tickets remain, they will then go on-sale to the general public on Monday, September 19, 2005. Ron Delsener Presents Since 1964, Ron Delsener has been at the forefront of outdoor popular-music concerts. He cut his teeth while working as the promoter of The Beatles first outdoor concert performance at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills, Queens. Others to follow were Bob Dylan (goes electric), Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen and Frank Sinatra with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson and the Count Basie Band conducted by Quincy Jones. In 1966, Ron Delsener created and produced the highly successful $1 per ticket concert series at Wollman Ice-Skating Rink in Central Park. During its fifteen-year history, every major contemporary artist appeared at this series, including; Joni Mitchell, Louis Armstrong, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin and many more. The spirit of these diverse concert events lives on today at Central Park Summerstage. In addition to large outdoor shows, Ron Delsener is active in the production of all concerts booked through Ron Delsener Presents in the New York/New Jersey area including Roseland Ballroom, Hammerstein Ballroom, Irving Plaza, Beacon Theatre, Nassau Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, Continental Airlines Arena, Giants Stadium, and Randalls Island.