- From Cruise Industry News
Norwegian Cruise Line and Rascal Flatts, one of the hottest groups in country music, announced today that the band will perform an exclusive, first ever concert at sea on board Norwegian Spirit’s February 26, 2012 sailing from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean.
“It’s not even Christmas yet, but we are already looking forward to next spring when we make our first-ever appearance on a cruise ship,” said Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts. “We will perform and meet fans aboard Norwegian Spirit as it’s docked in Cozumel, Mexico on March 2. We hope you will join us!”
To promote the performance and the band’s current Top 5, “Easy,” which has just been certified gold with 500,000 digital downloads, radio stations in more than 20 top markets, including Canada, are holding on-air contests over the next several weeks for lucky listeners and their guests to win the seven-night cruise on Norwegian Spirit, along with airfare to New Orleans, and receive VIP tickets to the concert, including a special meet and greet with the band.
In addition, Norwegian Cruise Line is offering guests on board the ship the opportunity to see the concert with two different ticket options available for purchase. The VIP package is available for $150 per person and gives guests the chance to get up close and personal with the band during a private cocktail reception, where they will have the opportunity to meet and greet with band members Jay, Joe Don and Gary, have their photo taken with the band and receive an autographed souvenir. Standard tickets are available for $50 per person and guarantee a seat in the ship’s Stardust Theater for the concert.
Rascal Flatts has reached heights and achieved milestones reserved for country music’ elite. They have set more venue attendance records than any country act en route to ticket sales of six million and counting. They have sold 20 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and earned 13 #1 singles. With the #1 debut on the Country Albums sales chart of Nothing Like This, Rascal Flatts becomes one of only four country acts to debut six consecutive studio albums at #1.
They have won over 40 awards from the ACM, CMA, AMA and People’s Choice, among others, and they have received that ultimate honor for those who have impacted the culture — a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.