WWE sent out the following today…
WWE(R) Comes to Russia for the First Time
MOSCOW, Dec 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE(R) announced today that it will follow up on its success on Russian television with its first live tour stop ever in the country. WWE RAW(R) World Tour will perform at Luzhniki Small Sports Arena in Moscow on Wednesday April 11, 2012.
The WWE RAW World Tour will bring some of WWE’s biggest Superstars and Divas to the fans in Russia for all the live excitement. Among the talent slated to attend are: John Cena(R), CM Punk(TM), Alberto Del Rio(TM), The Miz(TM), Kelly Kelly(TM), Eve(TM) and many more. WWE will be working with the Russian live events promoter SAV Entertainment who has previously brought such prestigious acts as Paul McCartney, U2, Britney Spears, Aerosmith and Elton John to Russia.
“Following the success of WWE RAW launching on 2×2 this past February, we are excited to bring some of WWE’s greatest Superstars and Divas to our Russian fans,” stated Dominic Hayes, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, WWE International. “WWE has a strong and ever growing fan base in Russia and we are looking forward to further developing the WWE brand in the market with this live tour.”
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 and can be purchased at: www.kassir.ru or by phone (495) 730-730-0
* Talent line up subject to change
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About SAV Entertainment
The united group of companies SAV Entertainment and “Russian Show-Center” works in the sphere of show-business for 20 years and became the first private enterprise in the history of the Russian show business. At the moment the company is one of the biggest promoters and event organizers in Russia. For the past years SAV Entertainment and “Russian Show-Center” promoted more than 500 different events. A big number of international mega-stars such as Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Elton John, Metallica, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Carlos Santana, David Bowie, Scorpions, Paul Young, ZZ Top and many others.
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