Riding high on the success of her multi-platinum debut album "Call off the Search," Katie Melua's latest album "Piece By Piece," has sold over 2.5 million copies and holds steady at the top of the charts throughout Europe. She is currently Britain's biggest-selling female artist for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005). Katie's soulful, acoustic sound has captured audiences around the world and this summer she will be a special guest on the North American leg of Il Divo's 2006 World Tour.

At 21 years of age, this international singing sensation has performed for Nelson Mandela, rocked with the legendary group Queen and can call the Queen of England one of her biggest fans. She even caught the attention of Hollywood when she was asked to record the title track for the feature film Just Like Heaven starring Reese Witherspoon.

Fans would not realize from her burgeoning career and superstar fans that Katie came from humble beginnings. Born in Georgia (former USSR) and raised in Northern Ireland, Katie and her family now call London home; however, Katie refuses to let her new-found fame go to her head.

"Where I grew up in Georgia, we had no electricity, I had to go down four flights of stairs at the age of seven to bring up water," said Katie. "Back then I would not have dreamed that I would have fans all over the world. I couldn't be more thrilled to be joining Il Divo on tour this summer to perform for the fans in the United States," said Melua.

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June 6th marks the US release of her album "Piece By Piece". Following her sold-out performances all over Europe, this young, talented artist will be joining Il Divo on the following dates:

June 14th Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater
June 15th Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater
June 16th Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
June 18th Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
June 20th Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 21st Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre
June 23rd Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
June 24th Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
June 25th San Diego, CA Bayside Concerts at Embarcadero
June 27th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
June 28th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
June 30th Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
July 1st Concord, CA Chronicle Pavilion
July 3rd Vancouver, BC General Motors Place

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