MIAMI (November 17,
2015) – Carnival Cruise Line has announced its initial 2016 Carnival LIVE
lineup with popular acts Journey, Trace Adkins, Gladys Knight, and KC & The
Sunshine Band entertaining guests on 11 different ships next year.
Bringing the best in
live music to the seas, Carnival LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment
experience that provides guests an opportunity to enjoy captivating
performances by major artists at a tremendous value. Performances are
held in the ships’ main theaters – ranging in guest capacity from 900 to 1,300
– meaning there’s never a bad seat in the house.
performances will be offered on cruises departing from eight U.S. homeports
with concerts taking place while vessels are docked in Cozumel, Nassau and St.
The 2016 Carnival Live
Concert Series kicks off with three performances by legendary singer Gladys
Knight who will perform while Carnival Liberty, Carnival Valor and Carnival
Splendor are docked in St. Thomas Feb. 1-3, respectively. Knight will showcase
songs from her incredible musical career that began in Motown and then crossed
over to pop music with her Grammy Award-winning number one hit “Midnight Train
Fans are sure to “get
down tonight” as they enjoy three high-energy shows in Cozumel by KC & The
Sunshine Band, who rose to fame in the 1970s with four consecutive number one
singles. Led by charismatic front man Harry Casey – better known as KC – the
concerts will take place in Cozumel March 22-24 aboard Carnival Paradise,
Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Breeze.
album holder JOURNEY returns to Carnival LIVE for a second
consecutive year with back-to-back shows in Nassau aboard Carnival Pride May 5
and Carnival Victory May 6. The band has sold 80 million albums worldwide
and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum
albums since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco. The prestigious
"Legend of Live Award" was presented to JOURNEY at the 2011 Billboard
Touring Awards to honor the band's contributions to live music.
Fresh from his
appearance at Carnival’s Ultimate Cowboys Fan Fest last month, Trace Adkins
returns to Carnival LIVE again this year with three concerts in Nassau aboard
Carnival Freedom July 6, Carnival Dream July 7 and Carnival Conquest July
8. Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered many hit songs to the top of
the charts, with the Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry selling more
than 10 million records and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts.
Carnival LIVE tickets
for 2016 range from $40 to $75 for general admission, significantly less than
land-based venues. VIP tickets are available for $150 to $250 and offer
seating in the first four rows, a photo opportunity with the artist and a commemorative
A full listing of the
2016 Carnival LIVE concert series is available by visiting www.carnival.com/CarnivalLIVE,
contacting any travel agent or calling 1-800-CARNIVAL.
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Carnival Cruise Line
a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is
"The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating
three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
Islands. The company currently has two new 133,500-ton ships on
order--Carnival Vista, set to debut in 2016, and an as-yet-unnamed vessel
scheduled to enter service in 2018.